In 1955 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, the British theatre pioneer Stephen Joseph founded the UK's first modern professional theatre-in-the-round company. Ever since, theatre-in-the-round has been an integral part of the town's history from the Library Theatre through to the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

This website, which complements
Alan Ayckbourn's Official Website, offers an insight into the history of theatre-in-the-round in Scarborough offering a historical context to the theatres which have played such a pivotal role in the lives and work of both the Library Theatre's founder, Stephen Joseph, and the internationally renowned playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

This site contains historical details about the company, the venues, its commitment to new writing, every production as well as a guide to the many people who have worked with the company.

The banner logo was designed by Stephen Joseph for his company Studio Theatre Ltd between 1955 and 1963 and used primarily to promote theatre-in-the-round first in Scarborough and, later, Stoke-on-Trent where he founded the UK's first permanent theatre-in-the-round venue.

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