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OutReach: Get Involved


The SJT is closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, however we are starting to move our classes online. Scroll down the page to see what's available.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre OutReach department are committed to working with all ages within our community. We have a great range of activities for adults including singing groups, performance opportunities for the actors out there as well as opportunities to showcase scriptwriting talent in our First Draft events. There are lots of opportunities for everybody, so what are you waiting for? Get involved!

For more information on any of these courses please contact OutReach via email.

These fun and friendly sessions will explore the work of playwrights from the restoration period. Participants will read aloud texts from the period, and work with our Carne Trust Associate Director, Chelsey Gillard, to look at their themes, stories, writing styles and the historical context. Digital copies of plays including The Man of Mode by George Etheredge and The Rover by Aphra Behn will be provided and participants will be given a link to join each weekly session.

These classes cost £5 per week or £20 if you book all five.

Spaces are limited so please make sure to book.

These special script surgeries provide individual feedback on scripts in development. Scripts will be read by professional literary consultant Suzy Graham-Adriani, best known for creating the National Theatre’s Connections Programme. 

Suzy will give detailed feedback and a one-to-one Zoom session to explore ways to take the script to the next draft and, if appropriate, ways to take it forward.

Script surgeries cost £100.

For more information or if you'd like to book, please email Cheryl Govan.

The Funky Choir has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, developing a varied and colourful set of lively pop, funk, disco and soul covers.

This term costs £35 for all five sessions.

There are 30 spaces so please book in advance, new members are welcome.

The Global Voices Choir sing songs from around the world, from warm-ups, short rounds and chants to more complex, exciting songs.

This term costs £35 for all five sessions.

There are 30 spaces so please book in advance, new members are welcome.

Beginner's Playwriting Course - Online

Led by playwright Nick Lane, who has written the SJT’s Christmas show for the past four years as well as the hugely popular adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story The Sign of Four, which visited the theare last spring.

The course costs £35 for all five sessions.

This term has already started but look out for more in the future.

Our other sessions for Adults

A list of our other sessions that aren't currently running due to lockdown but watch this space!

Dementia Friendly Movement & Music

Gentle, creative sessions using movement and singing, having fun in a friendly environment. This is an opportunity to explore and express yourself creatively. For people living with dementia and their family and friends. Includes cake!

Beyond the Stage

A great way for our older audience members to explore some of our productions in more detail. Includes a Q&A with the cast and creatives as well as some interactive workshops.

Book Club

Meet other reading enthusiasts and discuss a selection of books.

WEA courses

As we all adjust to saying safe at home due to Coronavirus, we have found our normal day to day routine has changed quickly. Despite the challenges this may bring, this also presents a unique opportunity to stay better connected with others like your family, friends, colleagues and your local community.

The WEA would like to offer you the opportunity to socialise online through a range of activities and courses from the comfort of your own home.

Find out what's on offer here.

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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