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Stephen Joseph Theatre

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The Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide since 1955. Over 100,000 people visit the SJT each year and many more experience its work on tour in the UK and abroad.

SJT is widely known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn's 75+ plays and its commitment to new writing. It is home to excellent drama, music, poetry, films, comedy and events, as well as the musical adaptations of artistic Director Chris Monks.

SJT OutReach work with people of all ages throughout the community, via workshops, projects and classes. Rounders Youth Theatre provides an opportunity for local children and young people to experience the exhilaration of performance first-hand.


Daytime parking: blue badge holders can park on Hanover Road, which runs approximately 20 metres behind the theatre. Other than Hanover Road, the nearest disabled parking bay is on Albemarle Crescent (approx 100 metres in to the town centre).

SJT provides regular captioned and audio described performances and has infrared and induction loop systems.

There is level access to the Box Office and disabled toilets, a wheelchair lift to the shop and a passenger lift giving access to all floors. There are designated wheelchair spaces in both theatres, which are easily accessible from the lift.

Please notify the Box Office at the time of booking if you require wheelchair access. Access to some seats in The Round and The McCarthy is via steps, please advise staff when booking if you have any specific seating requirements.