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Whitby - Tv, Film & Literature

Whitby has a unique literary heritage – the man known as one of, if not the, earliest English poet, Caedmon, was a lay brother at Whitby Abbey (then known as Streonæshalch) in the late 7th century.Much later, in 1890, Irish writer Bram Stoker stayed in the town for a while, and was much struck by its Gothic splendour – he ended up setting key scenes of his classic novel Dracula here.

And more recently, Hollywood superstar Gwyneth Paltrow visited to film AS Byatt’s epic novel Possession, and Michel (The Crimson Petal and the White) Faber’s novel The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps is located here – the title refers to the famous steps leading from Henrietta Street up to the Abbey.

Close by, Goathland railway station doubled as Hogsmeade, one of the Hogwarts Express stops in the Harry Potter movies. The same village is known to millions of TV viewers as Aidensfield, home of the long-running TV series, Heartbeat.

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Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre

The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

The Esk Valley Thetare Company are a professional theatre company offering high artistic quality and production standards.

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What's on in Whitby

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 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?

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Cliff Street Wonderland

Cliff Street Wonderland

Cliff Street Car Park, Cliff Street, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3DD (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Whitby In Bloom are leading a community initiative to rejuvenate the area using the theme of ‘Alice In Wonderland’.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12a)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 - Tue 13 Mar 2018

Denzel Washington plays a socially awkward defence lawyer who finally gets tired of being the underdog and decides to transform his life, and himself.

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Ladies Of The Blues at Whitby Pavilion Theatre

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Blues enthusiasts, live music lovers and aspiring musicians across the country are in for a very special treat, when Connie, Kyla and Erja embark of their nine date UK Tour in March 2018.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

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?

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Follow the Seagulls Charity Walk

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

A 2-day long distance walk along the coastal paths and across the heather moorlands of North Yorkshire.. This is your opportunity to do something big, heroic & memorable to help support people in the UK with a brain tumour.

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

WGW™ has something for everyone with an interest in all things alternative. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend.

Monty Python's Spamalot

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 8 - Sat 12 May 2018

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Festival on the Moor 2018

Festival on the Moor

Botton Village, Danby, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NJ (13 miles, 21 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 May 2018

Festival on the Moor is a non profit organisation managed by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

The White Lily Ball

The White Lily Ball

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Jun 2018

The glamourous and glittering White Lily Ball returns for the 7th year.

Cook250 Whitby Festival

Cook250 Whitby Festival

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 6 - Sun 8 Jul 2018

A celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cooks first expedition to the South Seas. A weekend of discovery and entertainment for the whole family.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 6 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Soul Weekender 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 8 Jul 2018

The ORIGINAL Yorkshire Soul Weekender Experience in the beautiful town of Whitby.

New York

Queen Bee Quilters

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

An exhibition of patchwork and quilting by Queen Bee Quilters and Friends who will be displaying the work they have done over the past two years.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

RNLI

Whitby Lifeboat Station Flag weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

This is a fundraising weekend , with lots of attractions for all the family.There will be a host of stalls and activities - keep an eye out for updated details closer to the time.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend, West Cliff, The Spa, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Lifeboat Weekend

Whitby Bandstand, Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PU (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Whitby’s lifeboat weekend commences on Friday 27th July with a fairground organ playing at the bandstand.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Traction Engine Rally

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 3 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

NEXT TO WHITBY ABBEY, HAWKSER LANE, WHITBY YO22 4JR. The venue, for Whitby Traction Engine Rally, is located next to Whitby Abbey, approximately 5 minutes walk from the centre of the popular tourist town of Whitby.

Gooseberries

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1UX (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 7 Aug 2018

Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 9 - Sun 12 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

The Gin Festival

The Gin Society Festival - Whitby 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Get ready for a Gin-fuelled seaside escapade.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Danby

Danby Agricultural Show

Danby Showground, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP (12 miles, 19 km)

Wed 15 Aug 2018

The Danby Show the oldest agricultural show in the area, attracting around 6,000 people. A great wholesome day out for the whole family!

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

North York Chamber Music Festival

Polyphony - N York Moors Chamber Music Festival

St Hedda's RC Church, Egton Bridge, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1UX (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Ayres - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

St Hilda's Church, Danby, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NQ (13 miles, 20 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Nightfall - North York Moors Chamber Festival

St Stephen's New Church, Fylingdales, Whitby Road, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PE (5 miles, 7 km)

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Enjoy a beautiful setting and music whilst we perform Nightfall.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Egton Show

Egton Horse and Agricultural Show

Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ (6 miles, 10 km)

Wed 22 Aug 2018

The 129th Egton Show will be held on Wednesday 22nd August 2018, at Egton, North Yorkshire.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Silent Noon-North York Moors Chamber Music Fest.

St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, North Yorkshire, YO22 5HS (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Enjoy the performance of Silent Noon.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

At the River-The North York Moors Chamber Music

St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, St Hilda's Priory Chapel, Sneaton Castle, North Yorkshire, YO22 5HS (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Enjoy the wonderful performance on At the River.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 23 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Refrains & Choruses - NYM Chamber Music Festival

St Oswald's Church, Lythe, St Oswald's Church, Lythe, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RT (3 miles, 5 km)

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Suites & Scenes - North York Moors Chamber Music

St Hilda's Church - Whitby, Church Square, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EG (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Enjoy a wonderful performance of Refrains and Choruses.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 27 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ (15 miles, 24 km)

Thu 30 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Lindisfarne are coming to Whitby Pavilion in September 2018

Roy Chubby Brown

Roy Chubby Brown

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 29 Sep - Sat 29 Dec 2018

He’s the UKs most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

October Vintage Fair

The October Seaside Vintage Fair

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Oct 2018

40+ stalls of vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920's to the 1980's at this vintage fair with a sea view - established in 2011.

Whitby Blues Festival

Whitby Blues Festival 2018

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 13 Oct 2018

Whitby Blues Festival 2018

The Real Thing

The Real Thing: Feel The Force Tour 2018

Crystal Lounge, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Featuring million-selling hits including three No. 1 singles in the 70’s & 80’s: ‘You to me are Everything’ ‘Can’t get by without you’ & ‘Feel the Force’