Venue Hire


Event Hire

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is your world class local theatre, with an international reputation.  Within our impressive 1930’s art deco building we can cater for many types of events and our expert team is always on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Weddings | Meetings & Conferences | Memorials & wakes | Parties | Receptions | Cinema Hire

We offer various spaces for hire ranging from the impressive 404 seat Round auditorium and our art deco 165 seat McCarthy auditorium to smaller meeting rooms and rehearsal spaces accommodating up to 50 people.  All our spaces can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

In-House experience
We have our own professional events, technical and hospitality staff with almost 20 years of experience of producing high quality events and conferences.  Our events team will make sure your event is delivered to the highest standard.   

Value for money
All event packages are bespoke and are tailored to meet your specific requirements and budget.  We are delighted to offer discounts for community groups and small charities.

Accessibility & location
We are committed to making our building accessible to everyone. The SJT is located in the centre of Scarborough, directly opposite the railway station and all local transport links.  Numerous car parks and hotels are within a few minutes’ walk of the theatre.

We are a registered charity so all money generated by through the hire of our venue helps support our community engagement programmes and the work on our stages.

Impress your guests with unique extras to your event, such as a backstage tour, show tickets, a private film screening in the McCarthy cinema or even a stage combat workshop.

For more information please contact the Events Team:
Telephone: 01723 370540

For prices, terms and conditions please click the link below.

“We thought the day was fantastic and, as usual, the service was brilliant.”
David Molesworth, Children & Families Department, NYCC Social Services

“The overall package was excellent value for money, the location in the centre of town ideal for travel and the venue was very comfortable”
David Henderson, Western Front Association

“We really felt we were in safe hands. Our event was handled professionally throughout the morning”
Aimee Asquith, Asquith & co.

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