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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
+44 1723 818111
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Good gig venue

Visited for the Kaiser Chiefs in May. Cracking! Second visit to the theatre. Travel up from... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
Dereham, United Kingdom
via mobile

We went to see madness here and my wife is disabled, if the venue is made aware of this they are... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
via mobile
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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).
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
+44 1723 818111
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited for the Kaiser Chiefs in May. Cracking! Second visit to the theatre. Travel up from Norfolk and make a weekend of it. All good

Thank hannantmrpaulh
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We went to see madness here and my wife is disabled, if the venue is made aware of this they are excellent. We were able to see the stage very well and disabled toilets were available.at either side of the stage are screens so you...More

Thank danMiddlesbrough
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Went to see tom jones in concert with my friend who is now cancer free she has never seen him before and was amazed with him ive seen tom 93 time and we want to wish him well

Thank rustyvine535
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Had the weather been better this would have been an excellent venue. Unfortunately, there was torrential rain all evening making it very difficult to enjoy. Everything we needed was available and there were lots of buses to take us back to town- rather crowded, but...More

Thank altheamae
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Strange to review a venue since surely it is a concert/event that is the main attraction. That said if there is a "show" you want to see then the Open Air Theatre is a good place to see it. I can't comment on the facilities...More

Thank Selebian2014
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Visited the open air theatre for Jess Glynne's concert. What an amazing experience!!!! The theatre is situated in fabulous surroundings and as the weather stayed dry, what a perfect evening!!!! There were lots of places to eat and drink within the venue and not overly...More

Thank JaneandPhil
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing night in this fantastic venue. Went to see Tom Jones in July. It's an intimate setting, clean with great facilities, great sound too. You can only take one bottle of water in but decent food and drink served inside at reasonable prices....More

Thank MrsJD2007
Reviewed August 16, 2017

I recently saw Madness at this venue and I had tickets to be at the front of the stage. Not too sure if you could bop around in the tiered seating without upsetting anyone though but I would be surprised if anyone was sat down...More

1  Thank Tracey R
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Here for the 80s v 90s concert on Saturday 5th August. Great seats (White) in front of stage. Plenty of food and drink areas all at reasonably good prices considering. Human league were the headline act and even though I've seen them before they were...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

A superb venue, holding over 7000 seats with great views from most seats. Much closer than normal concert venues. Well worth a trip if your favourite acts are on

Thank Andy B
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July 7, 2017|
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Response from 965sharng | Reviewed this property |
I would say no earlier than 6.30pm
July 1, 2017|
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Response from 63Jack | Reviewed this property |
Hi The show we saw [ Michael Ball & Alfie Boe ] lasted 3 hours. It seemed a lot longer as it poured with rain for the entire performance !