Official Tourist Board Website
Call us today! 01723 383636

Coastal Villages - TV, Film & Literature

car with police box on top
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.

 
 
Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre, Scarborough OAT has since built a reputation as a concert venue worthy of hosting household names from all corners of the world of music.

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.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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.

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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

Filey Methodist Church

Filey Festival of Music

Filey Methodist Church, Union Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DZ

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Filey's annual week long music festival.

WADS

Funny Business

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

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.

Kite Festival, Scarborough Castle

Kite Festival

Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite!

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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.

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Shark Weeks

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 27 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Shark weeks at one of Scarborough's top attractions!

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.

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.

All Ride

All Ride School Holidays Open Days

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

Tue 30 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Smells Amazing

Smells Amazing

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

Tue 30 May 2017

Grind and create your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

Wed 31 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Dig and set yourself up for volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Wed 31 May 2017

Head down to Bridlington South Beach this summer and play some volleyball.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

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

Wed 31 May 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

Wed 31 May 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea, Withernsea, HU19 2DJ

Wed 31 May 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

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

Thu 1 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and wonderful live performances by Bookends, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Cinderella

Cinderella: Vienna Festival Ballet

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

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

Sat 3 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

North Yorkshire Open Studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios invites the public to see inside the usually private world of artists, gain an insight into how they make their work.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 3 Jun 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.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington North Promenade, North Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 3LG

Sun 4 Jun 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

 photographer Andy Morffew

RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruises

RSPB Seabird Cruises, North Pier Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2PB

Sun 4 Jun 2017

All the family will enjoy these special RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruise which sails from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruise is approx 3 hours and offers spectacular views of the coastline, puffins, gannets and other sealife