The Stephen Joseph Theatre: A History

This section offers a chronological guide to significant moments pertaining to the development of theatre-in-the-round in Scarborough from its foundation in 1955 as the Library Theatre to Alan Ayckbourn stepping down as Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) in 2009.

Click on a link below to explore a timeline pertaining to each venue or to view significant dates in the company's history, a guide to the SJT's touring programme over the decades or the relationship between the amateur theatre community and the SJT.

The Library Theatre
1955 - 1976

Stephen Joseph Theatre
1996 - 2009

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
1976 - 1996

Significant dates pertaining to the SJT between 1955 and 2009

The relationship between the amateur theatre community and the SJT

Details of tours produced by the SJT between 1955 and 2009

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