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 acting classes and singing groups, performance opportunities for the actors out there as well as opportunities to showcase scriptwriting talent in our Plays and Pinot 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 on 01723 356696 or email us.

WEA Classes

A selection of WEA (Workers' Educational Association) courses for adults are held a the SJT. Each 10 week course is available FREE to anyone claiming benefits (including working tax credits), and otherwise costs £70. Classes must be booked in advance.

Classes currently running at the SJT are:

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health
Tuesdays 10.30 - 12.30pm

Great Yorkshire Literature: From Andrew Marvell to Alan Bennett
Tuesdays 1 - 3pm

Scriptwriting for Screen & Radio
Thursdays 7 - 9pm

Film Studies: Great Film Adaptations
Mondays 7 - 9pm

Click here to see what else is on offer!

Adult Rounders

Fridays 6.30 - 8.30pm

Lively, sociable theatre classes for adults which explore contemporary and traditional theatre techniques with occasional performances in unusual venues. 
£55 (10 sessions)

Global Voices Choir

Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm

Singing a range of songs from around the world, everything from blues to African music.
£55 (10 sessions)

Funky Choir

Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm

Established choir singing a range of music including funk, classic disco and rock. Please call OutReach on 01723 356696 or email us to register your interest.
£55 (10 sessions)

Book Club

Tuesdays, 6.30pm (monthly)

Meet other reading enthusiasts and discuss a selection of books.

Upcoming dates: 21 Feb | 21 Mar | 18 Apr

Play Reading

Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights. Aimed at the over-50’s (or thereabouts). We look at themes, stories and the history of the plays and read excerpts over tea and biscuits.

Wed 20 July
Roots by Arnold Wesker

Wed 28 September
Time and the Conways by JB Priestley

Wed 19 October
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas

£6 per session

Write Stuff

Please note the format for Write Stuff has changed - there will now be two groups, both running every other Tuesday.

For current dates, please click here:

Afternoon session: 3.15pm - 5.15pm
Evening session: 5.45pm – 7.45pm

We are delighted to announce that Jane Thornton will be running the SJT’s Write Stuff sessions from January 2017. Jane has recently directed the hugely successful Plays and Pinot events featuring plays written by local writers and members of our Write Stuff classes.

£50 (6 sessions)

social spotlight

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough