Scarborough really does have something for everyone, young, old, and in-between. Thrill seekers and holiday makers looking for an action-packed day of sport or adventure, culture vultures wanting great art or theatre, or busy bees needing relaxation, fresh air and good food: Scarborough has it all.

"Scarborough South Bay - what a beautiful place! Stunning Italian Gardens and a sea view to die for, safe to say I got plenty of photos!" @sophieblyss

Scarborough's North and South Beaches are the highlights, offering two very different bays flanking a dramatic headland with its own spectacular ruined amusement arcades, fun fairs and exciting speedboat rides; the Seaside Award winning North Bay offers gentler, more nostalgic, pleasures. But it's quick and easy to travel from one to the other, and you'll find vivid chalets, traditional donkey rides, and delicious fish and chips, ice cream and candyfloss on both seafronts.

In the town itself, find world'class theatres including the beautiful seafront Spa Theatre, the glorious Open Air Theatre and the renowed Stephen Joseph Theatre, plus museums, galleries and music venues and cafes and restaurants to appeal to both the casual and the fine diner.


Scarborough Spa
An image of Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa offers a range of conference suites and entertainment venues, including a 600-seater Victorian theatre and the Grand Hall that is home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre
An image of a band playing to a large crowd at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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

Stephen Joseph Theatre & Cinema
An image of Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is Scarborough’s independent theatre and cinema. The building is a beautifully-restored 1930s Odeon cinema, home to the famous theatre-in-the-round, the first of its kind in the world. Open Mon to Sat – there’s something for everyone! 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. It is licensed for both weddings and wedding receptions, which can be held in either theatre or the function room. The Theatre also hosts many conferences, seminars, charity events and corporate functions and can cater for all requirements and budgets.



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