Stephen Joseph Theatre

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SCARBOROUGH, NORTH YORKSHIRE

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Daring theatrical pioneer Stephen Joseph founded Britain’s first theatre-in-the-round here in 1955, and it moved to its present home – the old Odeon Cinema – in 1996, when still under the artistic directorship of playwright and farce-master Alan Ayckbourn. Today it’s one of Britain’s finest small theatres, and known for showcasing innovative new plays. With a 404-seat auditorium in the round and a further 165-seat cinema, it offers a fantastic programme of shows throughout the year.

Stephen Joseph Theatre
Westborough, SCARBOROUGH, YO11 1JW
Phone : 01723 370541

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About The area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.

 

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