The Stephen Joseph Theatre moved to its present home in the 1990's. The original theatre was founded in 1955 by Stephen Joseph who created a 'theatre-in-the-round' at the library. In 1976 the theatre moved to a tempory home on the ground floor of the former Scarborough Boys High School. It wasn't until 1988 when the Odean Cinema closed that a suitable location was found.
The new theatre has 2 auditoria. The 'Round' has 404 seats and continues the 'theatre-in-the-round' tradition. The McCarthy is a 165 end stage/ cinema. Internationally acclaimed playright Sir Alan Ayckbourn premiers his latest plays here, attracting visitors from all over the UK and beyond. more
Scarborough Open Air Theatre is simply unique! A huge outdoor theatre with 6,500 permanent stadium seats set in a valley with a small lake between the seating and the stage. The Open Air Theatre has recently played host to stars like JLS, Olly Murs, N-Dubz, Russell Watson, Dionne Warwick, Jose Carreras & Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. MORE
The YMCA Theatre has been supporting young people in Scarborough for many years. The YMCA has a very well-equipped 290-seat theatre which plays host to numerous productions each year. It's also ideal for companies or groups wishing to deliver a seminar, training session or presentation to a large group in comfort.