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Photo: Charlotte Graham

Scarborough Stories 

Co-Produced by ARCADE and The Stephen Joseph Theatre

The streets of Scarborough are filled with stories. Memories of those who have gone before us and promises of things yet to come. When the shutters go down at the end of the working day, the Spirit of Scarborough awakes and brings these stories to life. 


Tales of friendship and solidarity, bravery and identity, loss, love, recovery and resilience will be told at various locations in the town centre by the people who lived them.


Travel the streets, guided by the people who know them best, and experience a side of Scarborough that will only show itself for three special performances in July.


This unique performance takes place in unusual indoor and outdoor locations in Scarborough town centre and is written and performed by the people of our town, directed by professional artist Rebecca Denniff.

Please meet at the SJT Box Office for the start of the performance. All bookers will receive a pre show email with further details a week before the show. 

This is a pilot performance which we are sharing with audiences for the first time, come and give us your feedback.

Age guidance: 14+

Everything ARCADE does is Pay What You Can as we would like as many people as possible to be able to take part, regardless of their finances. 


Access Information

The show involves audiences walking/moving from location to location and some parts of the performance take place outdoors. Please dress for the weather, umbrellas welcome. 

The show will go ahead whatever the weather, unless extreme.
All performances be wheelchair accessible.

BSL interpretation during performances on 9th July, 7:30pm.

If you have an access requirement you'd like to discuss in advance please contact the Stephen Joseph Box Office on 01723 370541 or email tickets@sjt.uk.com.

Content Information

Adult themes and emotive content, with some swearing in parts.  There is one story which has references to suicide which may be triggering for some people. If there are certain themes that you know would cause you extreme distress and you’d like to find out more about a show before you book, please contact the Stephen Joseph Box Office on 01723 370541 or email tickets@sjt.uk.com.


Scarborough Stories is co-produced by ARCADE & Stephen Joseph Theatre with support from CaVCA and funded by Yorkshire Coast Bid and Arts Council England. Scarborough Stories is a Yorkshire Coast BID project.

Behind the Scenes 

Bek Homer of Radio York has been covering behind the scenes of Scarborough Stories on her Monday evening radio show. Click below to catch up.

Behind the Scenes - Part 1
Behind the Scenes - Part 2

Photos: Charlotte Graham

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