Walks & Talks

As well as creating this website, I also take my research and stories about theatre in the round and Scarborough out into the community. Currently, I do this via walks and talks, both of which are also available to book here.

Heritage Walks

I give walking tours of Scarborough for between one and six people looking at the history and development of theatre in the round in Scarborough.

Th walk not only takes in the three homes of theatre in the round in Scarborough but also other key points of interest as well as some of the many locations which were considered as new homes for theatre in the round during the 1960s and 1970s.

The subject of the talk can be tailored for each walk, emphasising - for example - Alan Ayckbourn's relationship with the town or the history of theatre in the round.

The walk takes between 60 minutes and 90 minutes - depending on the route taken, preferences of the party, stops and questions asked.

Please note, this is a walking heritage tour and does not actually enter any of the buildings - such as the Stephen Joseph Theatre - which are featured on the tour.

Talks can be booked for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and most evenings from May through September. They are dependent on the weather and may be cancelled or altered if the weather is prohibitive.

Private Tour (1 or 2 people): £30
Group Tour (3 - 6 people): £10 per person

Enquiries & Bookings
If you are interested in booking a walking tour, please contact Simon via the Contacts page giving the subject as 'walks', I'll respond to you as soon as possible after that.

Further details about my walks - including conditions of bookings - can be found


Upcoming Talks

More details on the Events page
Ayckbourn's Gardens
Tuesday 11 July at 2pm
The Theatres That Never Were
Saturday 12 August at 10.30am
A Round Town
Monday 11 September at 2pm
I also give talks about theatre in the round, Alan Ayckbourn and Stephen Joseph and their connection with and contribution to cultural heritage and history of Scarborough.

Forthcoming talks can be found on the
Events page.

I am also available to hire for talks with the cost dependent on the organisation, length and nature of the talk as well as location and travelling costs.

My specialities are the life and works of Alan Ayckbourn and the history of theatre in the round in Scarborough. I give bespoke talks on request or more general talks about - for example - Alan Ayckbourn's career or the history of theatre in the round in Scarborough.

If you are interested in hiring me for a talk, please contact me via the
Contacts page and I'll respond to you as soon as possible after that.

You can also find out more about my talks on my personal website