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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

 
 
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?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

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

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 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.

Hands on History at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History

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

Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Whitby Abbey this summer holiday and enjoy hands on sea themed activities every day.

Dance Teams

Whitby Folk Week

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

Sat 18 - Fri 24 Aug 2018

We have lined up a series of extra special events for you this year. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events

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 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.

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.

Yorkshire Coast Nature Guide Tours

Yorkshire Coast Nature

Staithes, Staithes Gallery, High Street, Staithes, SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH (9 miles, 14 km)

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Enjoy a wildlife safari encountering seabirds, seals and whales.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

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

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it.

Vikings at Whitby Abbey

Vikings

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

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018

Come and face our marauding vikings as they continue their wave of terror along the north east coast. Explore their encampment and see spectacular displays of combat.

ABBA Revival

ABBA Revival

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

Sat 25 Aug 2018

ABBA Revivial pay tribute to one of history's most iconic bands, using dramatic state of the art lighting design, authentic replica costumes and stage props.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

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

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

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

Sun 26 Aug 2018

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

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

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

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

Mon 27 Aug 2018

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe.

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.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

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

Tue 28 Aug 2018

In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe.