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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.
The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington

For the best entertainment on the East Coast visit The Spa, Bridlington. Whether it's comedy, concerts, drama, sport, dance, exhibitions or variety shows there's something for everyone to enjoy.

 
 

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.

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.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

All Ride

All Ride

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

Sun 23 Jul 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.

Animated Objects - Seafest Scarborough

Animated Objects Theatre Company - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of Seafest Scarborough, Animated Objects Theatre Company are bringing a new creation to Seafest this year; a giant puppet called Wayfarer.

View from Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene Road Race Festival

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Barry Sheene International Race Festival.

Beach Sports Festival 2016

Beach Sports Festival

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Sun 23 Jul 2017

East Riding Sport, Play and Arts Service will be holding its annual Beach Sports Festival on Sunday, 23 July 2017, at Bridlington South Beach (underneath the Park and Ride) YO15 3QN from 11.00am-3pm.

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Esk Valley Railway, Whitby Station, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Seafest Scarborough

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent at the Seafest once again is host to some fantastic foot tapping live music.

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

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

Sat 22 Jul - Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

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.

Seafest, Scarborough

Kids Activities - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

There’s plenty for the kids to do at this years Seafest.

Peasholm Park

Music in the Park - Sunday Brass Bands

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Music in the Park organ concerts presents the following...

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Lighthouse Tours - Seafest Scarborough

Scarborough Lighthouse Tours - Seafest

Vincent's Pier & Scarborough Lighthouse, Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PG

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Scarborough Yacht Club in escorted tours of Scarborough’s iconic Lighthouse. Discover the history and amazing views as you wind your way to the summit.

Seafest, Scarborough

Scarborough Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

'Seafest' is an International Maritime Festival that focuses on Scarborough's maritime history. The three day festival takes place around Scarborough's Harbour, fishing pier and in community buildings and Public Houses of the old town.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

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

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest Scarborough

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The ever popular Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre featuring live cookery demonstrations by celebrated Yorkshire chefs.

Seaside Walk - Seafest

Seaside Walks - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Family Holiday Association as they launch Seaside Walk Week at Scarborough Seafest.

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.

Suitcase Circus - Seafest Scarborough

Suitcase Circus - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Pete White and his Suitcase Circus, tricks, stunts and circus fun for all the family. Plus the hula hooping challenge.

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the Great Seaside Vintage Fair returns for its 7th year at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017.

Seafest, Scarborough

The Hard Times Orchestra - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD

Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of this year's Seafest entertainment The Hard Times Orchestra plays in the main marquee.

Coastal Explorers - Rockpooling

Flamborough Outer Headland, Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Active and fun nature themed activities. Come and join our friendly staff for weekly outdoor adventures and explore the East Yorkshire coast. Fun for all the family, so don't miss out, booking essential!

Jim Birkett Trio

Jim Birkett Trio: SJF 2017 Launch

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

Mon 24 Jul 2017

It's a Jazz special at this week's Monday Menu With Music as we launch Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017 with The Jim Birkett Trio.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

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

Mon 24 - Tue 25 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son