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Leisure Centre:YMCA Scarborough

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YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


YMCA Scarborough is a registered charity, run by local people to serve the local community since 1846. Over the years we’ve been based in various buildings within the town, but we’ve always focussed on providing support and opportunities to young people and the wider community – helping them to believe in themselves and realise their full potential.
We provide opportunities for all young people, whether they’re facing difficult and challenging issues or simply looking for something to do.

We use our dance and fitness studios, meeting room, sports hall and 290-seat theatre to provide a unique range of activities including sports, youth club, musical theatre (we put on a number of top-quality productions each year – recent examples include Jesus Christ Superstar, Our House, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors and Guys and Dolls), Arts Award, volunteering and our very own YMCA Band. We are the permanent base for Rowlies Academy of Dance, Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet and Krashlabs.
Our rooms are also available to hire at very reasonable rates – take a look at the photo’s and get in touch with us to discuss your needs. Not only can you benefit from a great town-centre location, you can also support a local charity that does great things for young people!

YMCA Scarborough is also proud to be part of a global family, operating in over 140 countries, forming the world’s oldest and largest youth charity.

Please have a look through our website and learn more about the work we do and how you could support us through donations, raising funds or volunteering.

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

We have a 290-seat theatre which hosts top-quality amateur productions all year-round, including plays, dance shows and well-known musicals. We have a number of rooms available for hire, including our theatre.

Opening details

All times subject to change. Please telephone for times of each activity or view website.


Charges apply to various activities. Please call ahead for details.


St. Thomas Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1DY



See location of YMCA Scarborough on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 042888  Lat: 54.28476 Long: -0.40058

By road:
Follow signs for the Railway Station. With the station on your right, turn left at the traffic lights onto Northway, then right at the next set of lights onto Victoria Road. Follow through a pedestrian set of lights, and over a roundbout. Parking is available just over the roundabout. YMCA is situated just of the corner.

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

We have a 290-seat theatre which hosts top-quality amateur productions all year-round, including plays, dance shows and well-known musicals. We have a number of rooms available for hire, including our theatre.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 7
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


The Leisure Centre has a coffee bar which serves hot and cold drinks and confectionery.