Paul Robinson & The Stephen Joseph Theatre

Paul Robinson is the fourth Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre and joined the company on 1 June 2016.

Prior to this, Paul was the Artistic Director of Theatre503, an award-winning new writing theatre in South London which has launched and developed the careers of a range of writers. Theatre503 productions have transferred into the West End, have been co-produced with significant regional partners and have toured nationally.

He has also directed for the National Theatre, at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and in the West End. His major revival of
My Mother Said I Never Should opened at St James Theatre in the West End in April 2016.

Paul Robinson's Initial Statement

“I am of course delighted to be appointed Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Over 60 years this magnificent venue has developed a company whose history, location and ethos combine to make it a unique and vital place. It is an organisation which simultaneously fosters a genuine notion of community and which is also a powerful regional voice, proudly situated in the vibrant town of Scarborough.
“I am excited to extend the legacy of my hugely talented predecessors including Stephen Joseph himself, Chris Monks, and of course Sir Alan Ayckbourn, particularly in his approach to progressive new work and nurturing emerging talent. I am thrilled to be directing and curating a range of work at the SJT, and forging close ties with our audience. It will be a privilege to lead this company at a moment when it is bursting with such opportunity.
“Theatre503 has been my home for over nine years and I have enjoyed every minute of it thanks to a superb team and excellent Board. We’ve faced down huge challenges and I have been lucky enough to see the burgeoning talent of a generation of artists come through the doors. I have no doubt that under new leadership it will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Paul Robinson
Artistic Director SJT

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