Shop at the SJT – New Makers as Iconic Shop Re-opens on 18th May

SJT at Night, home to Shop at the SJT

The Shop at the SJT will open its doors once again from Tuesday 18th May in time for the re-opening of the iconic Stephen Joseph Theatre.

The Shop at the SJT, based in the main foyer of the theatre, will welcome gift-seekers and craft-lovers with a clutch of new makers who will be selling their handmade creations at this special location.

Lynne Arnison, chairperson of the Shop at the SJT, which is a cooperative, said: “We are so delighted to be opening again as the Stephen Joseph Theatre hosts its first live play, The Greatest Play In The History Of The World.

“Shop at the SJT will be open for audience members and other visitors to have a Covid-19 Secure browse of our unique selection of gifts and hand-crafted specialities.”

Shop at the SJT includes handmade items, cards and creations from a host of local makers and had to close temporarily due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Lynne continued: “We are so looking forward to being able to safely reopen and with some new local talent, too. Of course, we have our regular creators too who’ve been busy at their craft tables during the shop’s temporary closure.”

The Stephen Joseph Theatre has announced its spring and summer programme and the Shop will be open before and after most performances.

The talented Makers include:
Ceramicists from Blands Cliff Gallery, Dove Glass by June Doveton, Felix Hodcroft, Author, Gabrielle Naptali Ceramic Artist, House of Gaia by Charlotte Hill, Luckenbooth Jewellery by Sue Bell, Lynne Arnison, Artist and Chairperson of Shop at SJT, haron Hodgson, Sheila Downing, Shirley Shepherd, Elizabeth Crayon aka Lizzie Craven, Angela Weir, Annie Louvaine Smith and jennifer Weston