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Coastal Villages - TV, Film & Literature

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Bram Stoker and the Brontës, Alan Ayckbourn and AS Byatt: some of this country’s best-loved writers have loved this coastline, staying and sometimes living here, and writing about the area.And our dramatic scenery has provided the backdrop to many a well-loved film and TV series – your little ones, for instance, will probably be very familiar with Staithes, location for the hit CBeebies series, Old Jack’s Boat.
Stephen Joseph Theatre

Scarborough

The SJT was founded in 1955 by Stephen Joseph and thrived under the artistic direction of Alan Ayckbourn. Housed in a former Odeon Cinema, it has two auditoria: The Round, and The McCarthy.

 
 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Scarborough

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre was re-opened in the summer of 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright and boasts 2 auditoria: The Round and The McCarthy, which also doubles as a cinema.

Scarborough Spa Conference Venue

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

YMCA Theatre Entrance

YMCA Theatre

YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

The YMCA Theatre offers a range of top-quality amateur productions all year-round. No visit to Scarborough is complete without a visit to the YMCA Theatre.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Moonlight

Moonlight

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Running Time: 133 mins Rating: 15 Sunday 26 March: 7.30pm Monday 27 March: 2.30pm Tuesday 28 March: 7.30pm

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Skirlington Leisure Park, Skipsea, Hornsea, YO25 8SY

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Crystal Lounge, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Burton

Burton

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Wed 29 Mar 2017

An acclaimed one-man show portraying actor Richard Burton in his own words, from humble beginnings to Hollywood. Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Running Time: 127 mins Rating: PG Sunday 26 March: 2.30pm Monday 27 March: 7.30pm Wednesday 29 March: 7.30pm

Moonlight

Moonlight

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Kingsgate, Bridlington, YO15 3NG

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

The Jerseys

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Mayors Ball

Mayor's Ball

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The Mayor, along with members of the Rotary Club of Scarborough are delighted to host the Annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, 31 March from 7pm in Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room.

Music Hall Tavern

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back with A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

The Jukes

The Jukes - Down at the Diner

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Fri 31 Mar 2017

A king sized portion of the best loved American music from the 50s and 60s | YMCA Theatre

Music Hall

A Grand Music Hall and Variety Extravaganza

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 1 Apr 2017

For One Night only, join Friends of Whitby Pavilion for a Fabulous Feast of Melody and Mirth as they return with a packed show celebrating the good old days of music hall and variety.

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan In Concert

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Derek Ryan | 1st April | YMCA Theatre

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Woodend

Ranagri

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Woodend Unplugged with Ranagri Saturday 1st April, 7:30pm

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

The Fits

The Fits (12a)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Running Time: 72 mins Rating: 12a Saturday 1 April: 11.00am Sunday 2 April: 2.30pm Thursday 6 April: 7.30pm

The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sat 1 Apr 2017

From the creators of the smash hit WEST END show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ comes a brand new theatre experience celebrating two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.