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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.
Whitby Pavilion Complex

Whitby

Whitby Pavilion Complex, nestling into the West Cliff, has wonderful views over the North Sea. The Victorian Theatre and the refurbished Northern Lights Suite provide a multi-functional venue suitable for almost every type of event.

 
 
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.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

The Spa Scarborough

Scarborough Spa

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

The Spa offers a range of conference suites & entertainment venues including: The Grand Hall seating 2000, home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra. The Spa Theatre, a 600-seater Victorian Theatre.

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.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

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.

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

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

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

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.

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

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

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

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

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

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.

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.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

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

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 28 Feb 2017

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

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

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

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

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

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Hut People

The Hut People

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

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

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

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

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

Stargazing

Star gazing

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Forests are great places to see the starts. Discover why starts are so important on our self-led trail or come along to a special stargazing event.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

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

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 4 Mar 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.

Yorkshire Beard Day

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017

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

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The annual folically family friendly fun event for beard growers, lovers and appreciators in and around Yorkshire and visitors from near and far.

Cober Hill

Lace-Making with Jenny Sutcliffe

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Try your hand at Lace-Making whilst enjoying a full board stay with us in our tranquil grounds. Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March £312 Non-residents: £90