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.

A selection of WEA (Workers' Educational Association) courses for adults are held at 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 via the WEA: / 0300 303 3464.

WEA classes currently running at the SJT are:

Film Studies: Global Trends Mondays, 7 - 9pm.
Starts 8 January. Course code: C3671327

Creative Writing: Revenge of the Short Story Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
Starts 11 January. Course code: C3671329

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health Tuesdays, 10.30 - 12.30pm
Starts 16 January. Course code: C3671338

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Adult Rounders

Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm

Theatre classes for adults. These classes are lively, sociable and explore contemporary and traditional theatre techniques with occasional performances in unusual venues.
£27.50 (5 sessions)

Global Voices Choir

Thursdays 7 - 8.30pm

Welcoming choir singing a range of songs from around the world. Everything from African music to sea shanties. An uplifting singing group where you can meet new people with the opportunity to perform at local events. No experience necessary.
£55 (10 sessions)

Funky Choir

Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm

Established choir singing a range of music including funk, disco and rock. This choir perform regularly at all sorts of events both large and small. Rehearsals take place in a local pub and it’s a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and experience the joy of singing with our Funky Choir in an informal setting.

Please call OutReach on 01723 356696 or email us to register your interest.
£55 (10 sessions)

Dementia Friendly Movement & Music

Thursdays 11am-1pm

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!
£35 (10 sessions)

Play Reading

Wednesdays 11.30am - 1.30pm

Working with theatre professionals these fun and friendly sessions are for people who like to explore the work of Playwrights. We look at themes, stories, writing styles and historical context of the plays.  An opportunity to read out loud texts both contemporary and classic over tea and biscuits. (Aimed at the over 50’s or thereabouts).
£6 per session

Write Stuff

Script writing for theatre led by established professional playwrights. Learning new techniques and exploring writing styles you will create your own new works. These will be performed as public rehearsed readings in our regular First Draft events at the SJT. Engaging and informative classes for anyone who has the desire to write.

You can choose from two different session times.

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

£50 (6 sessions)

Book Club

Wednesdays, 6.30pm 
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Meet other reading enthusiasts and discuss a selection of books.

Book for June: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough