The Library Theatre, Scarborough

Stephen Joseph's thoughts regarding the Library Theatre can be found here. Further details about the venue can be found at the Library Theatre pages.

The Library Theatre, Scarborough, was Stephen Joseph's first practical attempt at a theatre-in-the-round space and home to the UK's first professional in-the-round company. It opened on 14 July 1955.
The venue was based in the Concert Room on the first floor of Scarborough Library and was a temporary build - the theatre was seasonal throughout its 21 years at the venue. The theatre was based on portable rostra for the seating (which also facilitated touring of the space) and was limited to the two existing entrances to the room (see photo below). The theatre held 248 seats.
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All research by Simon Murgatroyd. Please do not reproduce the articles without permission of the copyright holder. Images copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust.