Alan Ayckbourn & The Stephen Joseph Theatre: A Year-by-Year 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 2009 when Alan Ayckbourn retired as Artistic Director of the company.

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

Details of tours produced by the SJT between 1955 and the present day

The relationship between the amateur theatre community and the SJT

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