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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Friday, 27th May 2022 - Friday, 27th May 2022

An image of Sam FenderSam FenderDouble BRIT Award winner, Sam Fender, will play a headline show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 27 May as part of his biggest ever UK tour.
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Sunday, 29th May 2022 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

RuPaul’s Drag RaceDue 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 2022.
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Saturday, 4th June 2022 - Saturday, 4th June 2022

Jane McDonald at Scarborough Open Air TheatreJane McDonald and special guestsYorkshire's very own singing star, Jane McDonald, will light up Scarborough Open Air Theatre next year when she headlines a special concert to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 4 June.
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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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Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Saturday, 25th June 2022

An image of Frankie ValliFrankie Valli & the Four SeasonsMusic legends Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons are bringing their hit-packed World Tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.
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Thursday, 30th June 2022 - Thursday, 30th June 2022

An image of Michael Ball & Alfie BoeMichael Ball and Alfie BoeThe nation’s favourite and most-loved musical duo, Michael Ball OBE and Alfie Boe are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 30 June for what promises to be an unforgettable night of music on the Yorkshire coast!
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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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Sunday, 3rd July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022

An image of A-haA-haAlmost 40 years after their breakthrough, global pop legends and synth pop pioneers A-ha are bringing their 2022 World Tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Sunday 3 July.
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Saturday, 9th July 2022

An image of ElbowElbowBritish music icons Elbow have been added to Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s stellar line-up for Summer 2022 and will be playing on Sunday 9 July 2022.
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Thursday, 14th July 2022 - Thursday, 14th July 2022

An image of The Script PosterThe ScriptThe Script, back by popular demand, will bring their Greatest Hits Tour to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 14 July 2022.
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Saturday, 16th July 2022 - Saturday, 16th July 2022

An image of Tears for FearsTears For Fears with special guest Alison MoyetAs part of ‘The Tipping Point World Tour’ Tears For Fears will be touring the UK in July 2022 with special guest Alison Moyet – including a date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday July 16 2022.
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Friday, 22nd July 2022 - Friday, 22nd July 2022

Simply RedBritish music icons, Simply Red, are heading back to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in summer 2022!
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Saturday, 23rd July 2022 - Saturday, 23rd July 2022

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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Tuesday, 26th July 2022 - Tuesday, 26th July 2022

An image of Tom JonesTom JonesTom Jones, fresh from the success of his brilliant 2021 chart-topping album, Surrounded By Time, will return for a third time to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 26 July.
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Tuesday, 2nd August 2022 - Tuesday, 2nd August 2022

An image of Christina AguileraChristina AguileraRecord-breaking global superstar, Christina Aguilera, has announced she’s heading back to the UK for three headline shows this August, including a date here on the Yorkshire coast!
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Thursday, 11th August 2022 - Thursday, 11th August 2022

An image of Lewis Capaldi PosterLewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer for what promises to be another magical night on the Yorkshire coast.
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Friday, 23rd September 2022 - Friday, 23rd September 2022

George EzraBRIT Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist George Ezra - whose new album, Gold Rush Kid, will be released next month - will play a massive outdoor show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Friday 23 September! Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday 13 May, via
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Friday, 25th November 2022 - Sunday, 27th November 2022

Scarborough SparkleScarborough SparkleA magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland on the North Bay of Scarborough.
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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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  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Membership SchemeDiscover Yorkshire Coast - Gold Member Discover Yorkshire Coast - Gold Member 2021

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