CORONAVIRUS: Stephen Joseph Theatre suspends all activities this week

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

THE Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, has shut down with immediate effect in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released today, joint chief executive Caroline Routh said: “Further to current government advice, which stipulates that people should avoid public buildings including theatres to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, our extended management group, including our trustees, has agreed that we will suspend all activities up to and including Sunday (March 22).”

The SJT box office remains open to manage cancellations and will be in touch with customers with bookings that are affected.

“This is a fast-developing situation, and we will be making further announcements over the next few days as things become clearer,” the SJT statement  said. “Please take care of yourself and all those around you.”