Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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As Europe's largest open air theatre, this iconic venue was re-opened in grand style back in the summer of 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen!

This historic site, situated on the Yorkshire Coast in the beautiful town of Scarborough, is proud to host some of the finest national and international acts.

With the likes of Elton John, Lionel Richie, Little Mix, James, Jesse J, Tom Jones, Elaine Paige, Kylie and UB40 having already performed to thousands of adoring fans, the stage is now set for many more years of entertainment at the Open Air Theatre!

For further information regarding tickets, box office opening times and accommodation availability, please use the contact details provided.


Tuesday, 8th June 2021 - Tuesday, 8th June 2021

Crowded HouseCrowded HouseCrowded House are heading out on their first European tour in more than 10 years – and it is coming to the Yorkshire coast next summer.
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Saturday, 12th June 2021 - Saturday, 12th June 2021

Lionel RichieLionel Richie is back for an unforgettable night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Get ready to party All Night Long – music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast next summer.
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Sunday, 13th June 2021 - Sunday, 13th June 2021

The Beach BoysThe Beach BoysRock and Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys are joining a stellar 2021 line-up at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. The pioneering and legendary band, who celebrate their 60th anniversary in 2021, will headline Britain’s largest open-air concert arena on Sunday 13 June.
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Sunday, 20th June 2021 - Sunday, 20th June 2021

RuPaul’s Drag Race - WERQ The World TourRuPaul’s Drag Race - WERQ The World TourDue to phenomenal demand RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World Tour – the biggest drag show on the planet – has added an extra special Yorkshire coast date for 2021.
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Thursday, 1st July 2021 - Thursday, 1st July 2021

Bryan AdamsBryan AdamsMulti-million selling recording artist Bryan Adams is coming to the Yorkshire coast next summer as part of a spectacular open-air tour set in the grounds of some of the UK’s most beautiful venues.
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Saturday, 3rd July 2021 - Saturday, 3rd July 2021

An image of Snow PatrolSnow PatrolSnow Patrol are delighted to confirm an all-new headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.
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Wednesday, 7th July 2021 - Wednesday, 7th July 2021

An Image of Duran DuranDuran DuranBritish music icons Duran Duran will delight fans next summer with a momentous outdoor show on the stunning Yorkshire coast.
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Saturday, 10th July 2021 - Saturday, 10th July 2021

Olly Murs at Scarborough Open Air TheatreOlly MursThe chart-topping singer, Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest and best loved stars – will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre!
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Sunday, 11th July 2021 - Sunday, 11th July 2021

Kaiser ChiefsKaiser ChiefsYorkshire’s very own Kaiser Chiefs are heading to the coast next summer for what promises to be a stunning headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.
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Sunday, 25th July 2021 - Sunday, 25th July 2021

An image of Lewis CapaldiLewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer for what promises to be another magical night on the Yorkshire coast. The chart-topping and BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter played two sell-out shows at the UK’s largest open-air arena in 2019 – with both dates selling out…
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Tuesday, 17th August 2021 - Tuesday, 17th August 2021

An image of WestlifeWestlifeWestlife are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer for an exclusive North of England show.   The Irish pop music icons – the top-selling album band of the 21st century – had been due to headline the Yorkshire coast venue this summer.
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Friday, 20th August 2021 - Friday, 20th August 2021

Nile Rodgers & CHICNile Rodgers & CHICThe legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC are returning to the Yorkshire coast for a massive outdoor show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From the town centre head down Columbus Ravine, signposted North Bay Attractions. The theatre is at the bottom of this road, opposite Peasholm Park.Parking available in nearby car parks and along the North Bay's Marine Drive. List of car parks can be found on the following web page: Public Transport:The 3a EYMS bus service runs from York Place (side of Debenhams) at 20 minutes past the hour, up until 6.20pm.The seafront bus services run regularly from the South to North Bay which stops near to the theatre entrance.Shoreline Suncruiser Buses ('The Blue & Yellow Ones') will lay on extra services at the end of an event. ROUTE 1: To South BayROUTE 2: Valley Bridge (for Town Centre), Filey Rod, Osgodby, Eastfield (Eastway), Cayton, FileyROUTE 3: Railway Station, Falsgrave, Seamer Rd, Eastfield (Manham Hill), Crossgates, Seamer, Irton, East & West AytonAll depart from outside the Sands Development immediately after the show. Please call 01723 360969 for confirmation.Accessible by Public Transport: Scarborough station is 0 miles away.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre


Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF
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