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What's on in Whitby

Twice a year, Whitby goes over to the dark side – Goths and steampunks gather in the port in the spring and around Halloween for the Goth Festival, a photographer’s heaven with dramatic costumes and make-up everywhere. Just before the autumn event, there’s a horror extravaganza in the International Bram Stoker Film Festival, paying tribute to the creator of Dracula.Whitby also offers music – Whitby Folk Week and Musicport have loyal followings, and are growing ever year – and there are regular music weekends covering everything from rock and soul to jazz and 60s music at the Whitby Pavilion.

For those who love the sea, there’s the annual Whitby Regatta, the oldest sea regatta on the North East Coast, and sea angling festivals throughout the year, drawing keen fishermen to the town.

Events in Whitby

 
 
 
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.

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Bill Manhoff

Whitby - various venues, Various locations in Whitby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 13 Oct - Sat 10 Nov 2018

Two unlikely neighbours. Both have identity issues and through the course of the play they start to discover who they really are. ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ is a heart-warming comedy about unexpected love and the attraction of opposites.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

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

Thu 18 Oct 2018

The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12a)

Musicport 2018

Musicport 2018

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

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Organisers are delighted to announce they have now completed the main line-up for the 19th Musicport Festival held in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby, North Yorkshire this October with its usual high quality and eclectic line-up.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

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

Tue 23 Oct 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Whitby Abbey

Illuminated Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 25 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the gothic splendour of the ruins lit up

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

Tomorrow’s Ghosts Gothic Festival

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

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Tomorrow's Ghosts Gothic Festival - a Goth and Alternative Music and Film Festival spans over the weekend with headlining bands, including Fields Of The Nephilim and Paradise Lost, The Eden House, The Society and many more...

Dark Days Alternative market

Tomorrow's Ghosts Dark Days Alternative Market

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

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Dark Days Alternative market come to Whitby Pavilion with many interesting oddities, from clothes, candles, bone art, artwork and many many more!!!

Gothic Dining Experience

Gothic Dining Experience

The Endeavour Experience Whitby, Endeavour Wharf, Dockend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 26 Oct 2018

This October why not kick off your Goth Weekend in style and join us in The Orlop Restaurant for a wonderful dark evening of fine dining and soft Gothic style music on Friday 26th October at 7pm.

The Marquis Masquerade Ball

The Marquis Masquerade Ball

The Met Ballroom and Lounge, Argyle Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Marquis Masquerade Ball - Where Goth Meets Glamour!

Old Coastguard Station

Hallowe'en Trail

Old Coastguard Station, The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Find your Hallowe'en spirit at the Old Coastguard Station where chilling clues lead you to a spooky prize.

Spooky Half Term at Whitby Abbey

Spooky Half Term

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Join us for fangtastic family fun at Whitby Abbey this October half term. Meet our spooky character and get creative with some creepy crafts. Frightening fancy dress is encouraged!

Ravenscar

Spooky Woodland Trail

Ravenscar Coastal Centre, Yorkshire Coast, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Find clues to solve The Ravenscar Riddle and win a prize.

Gothic Dining Experience

Gothic Dining Experience

The Endeavour Experience Whitby, Endeavour Wharf, Dockend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 27 Oct 2018

This Goth Weekend why not join us on board the HM Bark Endeavour in The Orlop Restaurant for a wonderful dark evening of fine dining and soft Gothic style music.

Old Coastguard Station

Hallowe'en Trail

Old Coastguard Station, The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ (5 miles, 8 km)

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Find your Hallowe'en spirit at the Old Coastguard Station where chilling clues lead you to a spooky prize.

Ravenscar

Mammal Bioblitz: Make a Hedgehog House

Ravenscar Coastal Centre, Yorkshire Coast, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (8 miles, 12 km)

Sun 28 Oct 2018

A ranger will help you to create a home for hedgehogs in your garden.

Borley Rectory Film

Tomorrow's Ghost - Borley Rectory Film

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

Sun 28 Oct 2018

The fourth Carrion Film is an animated study of ‘The most haunted house in England’.

JONATHAN RIGBY'S EURO GOTHIC

Tomorrow's Ghost - Jonathan Rigby's Euro Gothic

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

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Jonathan Rigby's Euro Gothic - Horror Historian

The Legends of American Country Show

The Legends of American Country Show

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

Mon 29 Oct 2018

The hugely popular hit "The Legends of American Country" is set to make its welcome Whitby debut on Monday 29th October to the Pavilion Theatre.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

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

Tue 30 Oct 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.