OutReach: Get Involved


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.  

Please note: due to the Coronavirus outbreak, some of these classes are in outdoor venues, have moved online, or are paused.

Script Reading Classes 

These fun and friendly sessions will explore the work of various playwrights. 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. These classes cost £5 per week or £20 if you book all five.

Spaces are limited so please make sure to book.

Script Surgeries

Providing 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.

Advanced Playwriting - Online

Led by Suzy Graham-Adriani, this Advanced Playwriting Course is for writers who will enjoy writing independently and collaboratively as well as writing to deadline and discussions.

The Funky Choir

This 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.

Global Voices Choir

This choir sings songs from around the world, from warm-ups, short rounds and chants to more complex, exciting songs.

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 classes

The WEA offer a range of activities and courses, many of them from the comfort of your own home. Find out what's on offer here.

social spotlight

Theatre and entertainment is all about socialising and sharing those special and memorable moments. Get involved across social platforms.

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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