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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
+44 1723 818111
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Amazing Theatre

Attended for the first time to see George Benson...was pleasantly surprised at this venue..good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Olly Murs

This was the first time I have visited the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough, it's a great location... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
+44 1723 818111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Attended for the first time to see George Benson...was pleasantly surprised at this venue..good seating, great sound and fabulous atmosphere..but it was the staff and stewards that stood out too...polite, funny, engaging and warm...loved the place and had a brilliant night..would highly recommend to anyone...apart...More

Thank Milomia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time I have visited the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough, it's a great location with plenty of accommodation nearby. We found it quite difficult to find our seat as many of the seat and row number signs have warn off. The...More

Thank Patroni2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good stage and sound, but you feel too far away , in the seat blocks. The weather also dictates . I wouldn't like to go when it's raining.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This theatre is more like an outdoor arena, as it is sited in a wooded park, with a lake behind the stage. There was originally an old theatre here with seats "climbing up steps" to the top of the cliff at the eastern side, and...More

Thank smallspender
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first visit to this fantastic open air theatre. Great views from every seat and really well organised.

Thank tonyscarr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Treated the husband to a weekend away, albeit we went to see Olly Murs we I like more than he does, great night open air theatre well set up, weather was great. Felt drinks were a reasonable price , will visit again may have to...More

Thank alisongdoncaster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to watch Tom Jones for the first time, and in this venue. Fortunately apart from odd spot of rain it was absolutely beautiful weather. Although the theatre apparently holds more than 6000, it felt an intimate gig. All seats seem to have a good...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this theatre to watch Olly Murs in concert, not the most attractive place to visit, seating plastic seats (not comfortable) on concrete terrace, plenty off bars and fast food outlets, not much choice as is common for these venues. Large area of open water...More

Thank dreflan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was dragged here by my girlfriend for the olly murs concert the open air theatre is brilliant maybe one day i will return and see a decent artist/band here

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw a great show here and it was good and crowded. It is a bit weather dependant in a British summer but we struck lucky. The toilets were portable ones which could be something the improve. The seats are plastic and we took our...More

Thank Davancar
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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 ceejay953 | Reviewed this property |
Like the previous answer, depends on the artist/show. Ours had no support act and the show was in 2 parts with a short interval. So about 2 & half hours in total for Ball & Boe.