The Library Theatre - Images

The Library Theatre, Scarborough, was Stephen Joseph's first practical attempt at a theatre-in-the-round space and home to the UK's first professional in-the-round company. It opened on 14 July 1955.
The venue was based in the Concert Room on the first floor of Scarborough Library and was a temporary build - the theatre was seasonal throughout its 21 years at the venue. The theatre was based on portable rostra for the seating (which also facilitated touring of the space) and was limited to the two existing entrances to the room. The venue held 248 seats.
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A photograph from the Library Theatre’s first year in 1955 - possibly showing the set for its initial production Circle Of Love. (Copyright: Studio Theatre Ltd)
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The exterior of the Library Theatre with Alan Ayckbourn. (Copyright: Studio Theatre Ltd)
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The foyer of the Library Theatre during the 1970s. (Copyright: Studio Theatre Ltd)
All research by Simon Murgatroyd. Images copyright: Studio Theatre Ltd.