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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
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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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Lovely place for an open air concert

We saw Simply Red here in August. Easy to find, easy to get into and easy access to bars / food / toilets etc. We left our seats for the 2nd half and danced and sang the night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Simply Red here in August. Easy to find, easy to get into and easy access to bars / food / toilets etc. We left our seats for the 2nd half and danced and sang the night away at the top of the area where the bar was!

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have seen several shows here since we have been coming to Scarborough. If you have the weather on your side, it cannot be beaten. Our most recent show was Bryan Adams. It was a fantastic evening and we had the best seats in the house in the middle and near the front. I highly recommend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to seeBusted - fab night out, lovely venue will definitely be back- food and drinks good value very quick service and lovely atmosphere

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my daughter to watch busted ,it was easy to find and the stage I think would be ideal were ever you sat had great view we were facing stage its all seated ,we were lucky we had a good dry warm night as it is an open air theatre ,drinks not a bad price and chips and... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money. Good seats and view to stage;excellent acoustics. Getting in and out of the park straightforward. Only temporary toilet facilities. Be warned, umbrellas are confiscated. Food and drink stalls but didn't use them. Take something warm/waterproof to wear, when the sun goes down it's breezy. The moat dividing the audience and stage is unpleasant; you certainly wouldn't... More 

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Thank AHe4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Busted concert. Easy venue to find and easy access. Unable to take umbrellas into the venue or open drinks. The area it's self it's a lovely place to spend an evening sitting around the water having a pre concert drinks. For an entertainment venue the prices were reasonable. The stairs have the seat rows marked but this is... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the Open Air Theatre when we went to see Simply Red. It's only a small theatre but it was superb. There were bars and places to buy food, what more could we need. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

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Thank Angela D
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the theatre to see Simply Red who were absolutely brilliant and although i was a bit apprehensive about the place i was surprised just how good it is. Excellent sight lines as the rows are quite steep so the view wasn't blocked by people in front. Everyone was up dancing at the end anyway so made no difference Facilities... More 

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teesside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent venue easy to find and easy to park close by. Fab gig from Noel. The seating plan needs to be more clear though as the letters on the sides of the rows are barely visible so quite confusing finding seats. Also the drinks at the venue are awful and highly priced. Toilets were very clean and easy accessible too.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOW!!!!! What a fantastic night. Mick Hucknell at his best far better than any recording. Went for my Brother-in-laws 50th Birthday and had a brilliant time. Open Air Theatre was great venue especially when you danced at the front below the stands its small enough to avoid crowds. Easy access in and out of the theatre no major queuing. Stayed... More 

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