The Stephen Joseph Theatre at Scarborough Library

Scarborough Library was home to the Library Theatre from when Stephen Joseph founded it in 1955 until 1976.

The library holds a small collection relating to the Stephen Joseph Theatre - specifically the Library Theatre - including correspondence with Stephen Joseph.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre Collection

The collection is uncatalogued but is publicly accessible and further details about the collection can be found here.

Scope and Content
Scarborough Library holds The Stephen Joseph Theatre Collection, a small but important research archive pertaining predominantly to the early years of the Library Theatre.

It is particularly significant given the correspondence it holds between Stephen Joseph and Scarborough Library relating to the foundation and running of the venue during its first decade.

The collection includes but is not limited to:

Original correspondence between Stephen Joseph and the directors of Scarborough Library.
Original theatre programmes from the first performance at the Library Theatre through to performances at the theatre's second home, the Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round.
Collected newspaper articles published in the Scarborough Evening News from the first performance at the venue in 1955 to June 2011.
Collection of the annual In-The-Round Festival programmes, which began at the Library Theatre in 1960 and were initially adjudicated by Stephen Joseph.
Photographs of the Library Theatre.

The collection is accessible during the times the library is open. There is no need to book an appointment to view these materials, however advanced notification would ensure ready access.

To contact Scarborough Library:
Scarborough Library and Customer Services Centre
Vernon Road
YO11 2NN
Tel: 0845 0349516

Dates of Creation: 1955 - TBC
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: Two boxes, uncatalogued
Location: Collection available at Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough
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