Dementia Friendly

Your Visit


Living well together at the SJT

In our usual programme, we have a range of events which people living with dementia can enjoy:

> Specially tailored film screenings

> Adapted theatre performances

> A Music & Movement class

We want to:

> Create a social space where those affected by dementia can enjoy a simple leisure activity

> Allow people with dementia to continue to experience that wonderful feeling that only being part of an audience can bring

> Continue to play a central role in making Scarborough a dementia-friendly community.

You can support us in this work by donating here.

Dementia Friendly theatre performances

We work with our local Dementia Action Alliance and individuals living with dementia to make these events as accessible as possible. Some technical adaptations to the show may take place, there will be flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. We will have provision within our front of house space for a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage and additional staff to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Dementia Friendly film screenings

These screenings are programmed in partnership with ‘A Life More Ordinary’ - a project led by The Dukes, Lancaster which aims to improve the lives of people with dementia and memory loss and their friends and families, by providing fun film screenings in an adapted environment. 

Dementia Friendly Music & Movement

Gentle, creative sessions using movement and singing, having fun in a friendly environment. An opportunity to explore and express yourself creatively, for people living with dementia and their family and friends.

Sessions finish up with coffee and cake, included in the price. There are also regular sessions when the class is joined by children from a local nursery school which is always hugely enjoyed by all.

The Dementia Action Alliance

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is proud to be a founder member of the Scarborough Dementia Action Alliance. With groups and businesses across the town, we are committed to transforming environments and attitudes, so as to allow older people with dementia and people with young-onset dementia and their carers to enjoy a full range of communal activities.

Dementia Action Alliance joins organisations across England who connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. Everything they do is in partnership, and informed by people living with dementia, and those that care for them.

You can contact Scarborough DAA via email or call 07980 290266.

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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