Theatre in the Round: Year-by-Year (1955 - 2009)

This section offers a chronological guide to significant moments pertaining to the development of theatre in the round in Scarborough from its foundation in 1955 as Theatre in the Round at the Library Theatre to 2009 when Alan Ayckbourn retired as Artistic Director of the company.

Click on a link below or a specific year to the right to explore a timeline pertaining to each venue or to view significant dates in the company's history.

Administrator's Note

The year-by-year section covers theatre in the round's history in Scarborough from 1955 to 2009. Each year has its own specific page offering a more detailed look into events of the specific year.

The History section of A Round Town is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Wood, Executive Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre from 1996 to 2015 and Press Officer of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round from 1976 to 1982.

All research for this section by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce the articles without permission of the copyright holder.