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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.

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.

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.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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.

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

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

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

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Opening

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

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations.

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

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

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

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Paddington 2

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

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Nov 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

W Boyes & Co. Ltd, Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

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.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Craft Days

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

Tue 21 Nov 2017

View the Hall gloriously decorated for Christmas then join Head Guide Pauline Waslin. Pauline will demonstrate making the crafts that you see at Christmastime and reveal the secrets behind the handmade decorations in the Hall.

Playreading

Playreading

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

Wed 22 Nov 2017

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

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough Library & Information Centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

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

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

Wed 22 Nov 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 22 Nov 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.

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

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

Thu 23 Nov 2017

There has never been (nor probably will ever be) a year in which a single band produced so much quality material as The Beatles did during the year 1967.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

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

Thu 23 Nov 2017

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.

Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy Paxton

Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Blind Boy Paxton is live in concert at the Filey Evron Centre.

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option

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

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn joins the great line up of comedians at Scarborough Spa when he bring his show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to The Spa Theatre in November 2017.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

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

Fri 24 Nov 2017

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.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

All Shades of Soul

Motown All Shades of Soul

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Big Soul & Motown night out at Bridlington Spa Top DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown from the 60's, 70's & 80's.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 25 Nov 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.

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales.

Classical meets Jazz

Classical meets Jazz

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Classical meets Jazz features classical master Tal Zilber and and jazz virtuoso Eyran Katsenelenbogen in a conversation between two worlds – the concert halls of 17th century Europe and the bustling clubs of Harlem.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive Performances

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UE

Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Cast of local festive performances in the Brunswick Centre by YMCA, Scarborough Spa & Stephen Joseph Theatre from their upcoming pantomimes Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol