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Coastal Villages - TV, Film & Literature

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.

 
 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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.

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.

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

Southfield Lane, Tunstall, East Yorkshire, HU12 0JF

With a range of top facilities and on-park entertainment we guarantee that you’ll never get bored during your stay at our caravan park near Hornsea!

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.

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

Memories of Scarborough

Memories of Scarborough - Celebrating 80 Years

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

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 25 Mar 2018

Come and celebrate Scarborough Art Society’s 80th anniversary.

Early Man

Early Man Quest

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

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Children are invited to Scarborough Castle to explore their historic surroundings and to search for Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of History in just one day.

Impermanent Markers on the Land

Exhibition by Fern Smith Bridlington Contemporary

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 3LG

Sat 10 Feb - Mon 12 Mar 2018

Free entry to an exciting contemporary art exhibition at Bridlington Contemporary, 3 West Street Bridlington YO15 3DX, by Bridlington Born Artist Fern Smith. "Impermanent Markers on the Land"

Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes

Snowdrop Spectacular

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Sat 10 Feb - Sun 4 Mar 2018

Enjoy the enchanting ‘white carpet’ of snowdrops while wandering in the woodland walk.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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

Sat 10 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Early Man

Early Man

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Tue 13 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

COCO

COCO

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Tue 13 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Tue 13 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

Jets

The 10th Valentine Rockin' Weekend

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

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Valentine Rockin Weekend returns to Scarborough Spa for its 10th year.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Fifty shades Freed

50 Shades Freed

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 16 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

An Ogres Tale and Disenchanted

An Ogres Tale and Disenchanted

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

Sun 18 Feb 2018

Presented by: YMCA Musica Theatre School | Saturday 17th February at 7.30pm Sunday 18th February at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Mon 19 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

Playreading

Playreading

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

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Hidden Horizons, Various locations, Please see listings, YO11 2PW

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

A night to Remember

A Night to Remember

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

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Presented by: Samaritans Scarborough | Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 24 Feb 2018

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.

Still Blazin'

Still Blazin’

Loftus Town Hall, High Street, Loftus, SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire, TS13 4HG

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Still Blazin’ is a high energy dance show performance by 5 dancers who will take you on a journey through a dynamic experience reimagining RJC Dance past repertoire. Including pieces such as De-Turf, Jazzical and Pantsalot, th

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 1 Mar 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Dining with Death

Dining with Death

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Fri 2 Mar 2018

A Bridlington Spa/Migrant Murder Inc Production. A brand new murder mystery! Meet the suspects, listen to their stories. Question them and peruse for clues!

Cover The Coast

Easington Community Hall, The Square, Easington, East Yorkshire, HU12 0TU

Fri 2 Mar 2018

Active Coast are leading 10 circular walks exploring the full East Yorkshire coast in manageable sections.The walks take in the East Riding’s key coastal villages, towns, key hubs, beaches, countryside and spectacular locations.