The Stephen Joseph Theatre: Venues

Since Stephen Joseph founded the UK's first professional theatre-in-the-round company in Scarborough in 1955, it has been housed in three venues.

The Library Theatre, the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. To find out more about each venue between 1955 and Alan Ayckbourn stepping down as Artistic Director in 2009 - as well as the companies which have been responsible for running them - click on a link below.

The Library Theatre
1955 - 1976

Stephen Joseph Theatre
1996 - 2009

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
1976 - 1996

The proposed alternative venues for the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round

Scarborough Theatre Trust
1964 - 2009

Studio Theatre Ltd
1955 - 1962

All research for this section by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce the articles without permission of the copyright holder.