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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 818111
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Scarborough's Open Air Theatre is the largest in Europe, with the original...
Scarborough's Open Air Theatre is the largest in Europe, with the original being built by Scarborough Corporation in the 1930s. Since the open air theatre was re-launched in 2010 by Her Majesty the Queen, after a £3.5M refurbishment. Over the last few years, Scarborough Open Air Theatre has played host to some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Elton John, Jessie J, Boyzone, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, JLS, Status Quo and McFly to name a few. For all the latest information regarding this fantastic venue, including upcoming shows, please visit our website, like us on Facebook (OpenAirTheatre) and follow us on Twitter (ScarboroughOAT).
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Fab venue!!

Went to see Mcfly with my sister and niece last year. Obviously it's always a gamble with an outside venue but was a lovely summer evening and had a fantastic view of the stage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Went to see Mcfly with my sister and niece last year. Obviously it's always a gamble with an outside venue but was a lovely summer evening and had a fantastic view of the stage even though seated quite high up. The event was well managed from upon entering the venue till leaving. Will definitely be going to see other concerts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been here 2 years runing to see Status Quo and had a fantastic time we will be going again in August to see to see the ultimate 80's stars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Came during the summer to see status quo. If you don't really like indoor, busy cramped arenas the this is for you! Plenty space, outdoors and great on a summer evening! Plenty little place in the arena to get drinks and food and very civilised! Guess if it rains or is cold it's not as good but fingers crossed during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a fantastic venue ! Setting is loverly and the sun shone .The acts which included Rick Astley . Jason Donovan .Hazel Dean and Sonia all put on a great show . We have booked our tickets for this summers event .can't wait ..

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Hi. Went last year to see if it was like i remembered it (80's revival) Believe the last show done here before it was closed was James Last & his Orchestra! This open air experience is fantastic. Massive banking of seating gives you such great views. More expensive to sit in the centre aisles then gets cheaper as you move... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went to see Status Quo yet again and were lucky that it did not rain. This is the big problem with this venue being outside. You are not allowed to have umbrellas so always need to be prepared. Have always been disappointed with the sound at outdoor events but have to say that the OAT is excellent. The organisers certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well what a awesome summer for shows here , Lots of top class shows on out door step, All the shows have to be book'd well in advance at the local booking office or on the internet , look out for the Acts for 2015 there starting to come on line from this week end. If the weathers good the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

this venue is Scarborough s jewel in the crown..just big enough for easy access.very little queueing.where ever you sit you can see and staff more than helpful.when you come out there are large number of buses with helpful staff telling you which one you need to get back to yoir hotel.if you want to know anything phone the tourist board... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to see The Saturdays here and even though it was cold and raining I enjoyed Conor Maynard (supporting act) but The Saturdays were just like the evening...... The idea of the theatre is good and it was all organised very well. Would definitely go again to see a better act.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went to see Quo for second year running. Again a fantastic show, well run helpful staff, but why do they sell booze during show, you get there, sit down, next someone wants to get past you to get a drink, you stand up, you sit down, you repeat this so many times during show you miss part of show, cant... More 

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