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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 232323
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Scarborough's Open Air Theatre is the largest in Europe, with the original being built by...
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 £3.5 Million pound refurbishment, our giant stage on the lake has seen artists as diverse as Dame Kiri Ti-Kanawa and Elton John to N-Dubz and JLS.Acts confirmed for 2013 include the legendary 'Status Quo', British songstress 'Leona Lewis', boy band 'The Wanted', pop-rock band 'McFly', critically acclaimed alternative rock band 'Happy Mondays', world-renowned classical superstar Katherine Jenkins & The National Symphony Orchestra, popular girl group 'The Saturdays' and pop-sensation 'Olly Murs' will be returning to our venue for the second year running!For all the latest information regarding this fantastic venue, please visit our website, like us on Facebook (OpenAirTheatre) and follow us on Twitter (ScarboroughOAT).

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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scarborough
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

excellent atmosphere but not informed what time littlemix would be on stage granddaughter a bit tired and bored waiting for them plenty of refreshment venues which were a bit pricey lots of merchandise sellers but none of them pushy but again very pricey would love to go again but wait at least one hour before taking seats and buying things... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

last year we went to up in the gods to watch Status Quo, it was excellent but the council subsidence £140,000, every year, why? This year awful groups. We won't go there again until new bands or opera singers.

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Birmingham
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

situated in peasholm park this looks a fantastic venue for all sorts of shows outdoors albeit have not actually seen any perfomances on there as yet but would love to experience that at some point when im up there again

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Some great shows over the summer season for all ages. Great when the weather is fine but not so good in the wet. Good seats with uninterrupted views of the stage

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

2 grown ups 3 little kids 1 blast from the past - loved it loved it loved it ~ first we took the train - kids loved it - we loved it - then we got an ice cream - water balls (great fun) then the water chute - must be 20 years since I went on there - my... More 

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