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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.
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.

Whitby Pavilion, Theatre

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

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.

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.

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!

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

If you love to put on your glad rags and catch a show, you're in for a real treat. The legendary Spa has been done up to the nines, bringing it right back to its glory days.

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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

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 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 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?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 3LG

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

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

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

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

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

St Martin-On-The-Hill, Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

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

Mon 21 - Wed 23 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Mon 21 - Tue 22 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

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

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

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

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances are set in the spectacular Art Deco Spa Royal Hall Ballroom and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of ballroom and sequence dancing.

Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre

Filey Fisherman's Choir

Irton Garden Centre, Irton Moor Lane, Irton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4RW

Wed 23 May 2018

Come and sing along with Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

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

Wed 23 May 2018

Join us for supper and drinks in the cafe bar, the perfect setting for a night of laughter from three stand-up comedians. Pay what you think for the entertainment. Drinks and food at the bar at normal prices.

Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular with Joey Howard

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

Wed 23 May 2018

Tony Peers Productions are delighted to present a third Summer show for 2018: Summer Spectacular 2018!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

Wed 23 May 2018

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Thu 24 May 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Kingsgate, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO15 3NG

Thu 24 May 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Thu 24 May 2018

Whitby Abbey is home to some important species of wildlife; including Great Crested Newts and Pipistrelle Bats.

Scalby School: Macbeth

Scalby School: Macbeth

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

Thu 24 May 2018

Scalby School: Macbeth

Box Office Beats

Box Office Beats

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

Thu 24 May 2018

The Scarborough Dance Centre proudly perform the dedication to all the nest box office hits!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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

Thu 24 - Thu 31 May 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

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

Thu 24 May 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Dinosaur Live

Dinosaur World Live

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

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

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

Fri 25 May 2018

Great news for film fans! Our cinema sound system has been upgraded to Dolby Surround 7.1, which enhances audio definition and provides better sound for all seats.