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.

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Sunday, 8th August 2021 - Sunday, 8th August 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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Saturday, 14th August 2021 - Saturday, 14th August 2021

Boy George and Culture ClubBoy George and Culture ClubThe multi-million selling pop legends will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday 14 August.
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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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Saturday, 21st August 2021 - Saturday, 21st August 2021

KeaneKeaneKeane are set to play a huge headline gig at Scarborough Open Air Theatre! The East Sussex chart-toppers delighted their legions of devoted fans by returning from a six-year hiatus in 2019 with brilliant new album Cause and Effect.
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Friday, 27th August 2021 - Friday, 27th August 2021

Olly MursOlly 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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Saturday, 28th August 2021 - Saturday, 28th August 2021

UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and AstroUB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and AstroAli and Astro bring their inimitable blend of reggae and pop hits to the Yorkshire coast on the rescheduled date of Saturday 28 August.
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Sunday, 29th August 2021 - Sunday, 29th August 2021

ANNE-MARIEANNE-MARIEThe chart-topping singer-songwriter and nine-time BRIT Award nominee will bring her high-octane and empowering brand of pop to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday August 29. Hrvy, Gracey and Samantha Harvey join Anne-Marie on the bill for what promises to be a sensational August Bank Holiday…
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Wednesday, 8th September 2021 - Wednesday, 8th September 2021

CourteenersCourteenersCourteeners will warm up for two massive early autumn gigs with an exclusive headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday 8 September, with special guests, The Coral.
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Friday, 10th September 2021 - Friday, 10th September 2021

Snow PatrolSnow PatrolSnow Patrol are delighted to confirm an all-new headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.
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Friday, 17th September 2021 - Friday, 17th September 2021

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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Friday, 1st October 2021 - Saturday, 2nd October 2021

Friday, 8th October 2021 - Saturday, 9th October 2021

Friday, 15th October 2021 - Saturday, 16th October 2021

Oktoberfest 2021Oktoberfest 2021After a great success and high demand on the 2019 years event (sadly we missed 2020) we are bringing the spirit of Oktoberfest back to Scarborough again in 2021.
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Friday, 26th November 2021 - Sunday, 28th November 2021

Scarborough SparkleScarborough SparkleFrom the 27th of November to the 29th of November 2020, join us at Scarborough Open Air Theatre for Scarborough Sparkle, a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland on the North Bay of Scarborough.
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

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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Saturday, 11th June 2022 - Saturday, 11th June 2022

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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Friday, 1st July 2022 - Friday, 1st July 2022

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, 2nd July 2022 - Saturday, 2nd July 2022

Lionel RichieLionel 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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Thursday, 7th July 2022 - Thursday, 7th July 2022

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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Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Saturday, 23rd July 2022

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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  • 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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