Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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SaraW
Wingate, UK31 contributions
Great Venue
Sep 2021
Its our first time here and we loved it we saw Snow Patrol, a Plastic Cagoule in your pocket is recommended, we did get a bit wet but still had a brilliant night
Written October 4, 2021
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chloesheilaa
9 contributions
Brilliant venue
Sep 2021 • Friends
Excellent venue. We came to see Duran Duran and everything was so well organised. Parking was smooth and easy, as was actually getting inside. Staff were friendly and helpful. Really impressed.
Written September 20, 2021
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dolphinsaremonkeys-1975
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK6 contributions
Scary but thrilling experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
I was thrilled to be watching JAMES in concert …. But the bad lighting of the seated area was not acceptable as I have loss of sight in 1 eye… I was very scared and watched people fall and trip on the stairs up to the seats…. I couldn’t see the markings on the steps to find my seat with my husband…. It became quite aggressive with lots of people around us , pushing and shoving and taking anyone’s seats…. So well done to the staff that tried their best to get everyone seated as quick as possible for when JAMES came on….but with the drinking lots of Alcohol for a majority … I felt intimidated…. As I wasn’t drinking and I was there to enjoy it as much as anyone else that was there!!!
I think I’d book in the earlier months when it’s lighter nights so I can see better …. Otherwise I would not recommend this place for anyone with walking or visual difficulties ….Only my opinion
Written September 20, 2021
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113mimi
North East England, UK20 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2021 • Couples
We came here to watch Duran Duran in concert , not been to this area for years , it is fabulous! The staff are amazing, very professional but very friendly with it , the car park marshall’s on the field opposite the old indoor swimming baths went above and beyond with their help and advice , I wouldn’t hesitate to return to this venue again 😊
Written September 18, 2021
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David C
Epworth, UK88 contributions
Brilliant venue
Sep 2021 • Couples
Brilliant venue. Travelled here to watch Duran Duran… fantastic night. Really well organised,busy bars and toilets but they have it well organised.
Seat was terrific,view really good,audio good and atmosphere sensational. Can’t wait to return at some point.
Good job it wasn’t raining!
Written September 18, 2021
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Anne Y
1 contribution
Snow petrol.
Sep 2021 • Friends
All of it! The friendliness of all the staff, the professionalism in getting their job done but with a smile and a great attitude.
The efficiency of the staff on the way out were also fabulous special mention to Connor and his team mate!!

Snow petrol were excellent great show and the night was a huge success.
Written September 12, 2021
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Jayne
17 contributions
Show Brilliant, venue poor.
Sep 2021 • Couples
We saw Snow Patrol who was excellent for their whole performance. Support group you could only hear the music and not the singer. As for the venue, well don't use the porta loos as they were disgusting with wee all over the floor and no lights so had to use your phone torch. How come such a venue does not have proper clean toilet blocks? There is little wonder disease spreads with these kind of poor facilities.
There were designated smoking and vaping areas but people just smoked anywhere, you were only supposed to bring small bags but some people had giant rucksacks on their backs. Just no enforcement of any rules by event staff.
No organisation for car parking just a free for all entry and exit. Overall the show brilliant but venue poor.
Written September 11, 2021
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,182 contributions
Concert visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
We saw James here who were great. The venue is very good and well organised. The sound quality is great and we had a clear view of the stage and screens from the seats in the blue section, would go to another concert here. The band also commented that they loved the acoustics of the venu3.
Written September 11, 2021
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davidwilliambarnes
Blackpool, UK1,348 contributions
Oh sit down
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic venue for an open air concert. The stewarts were friendly and administered all the correct protocols which made us feel a bit safer. It wasn’t full to capacity but I would guess there were six thousand, mainly, OAPs?
The support bands were good but nothing compared to the main attraction of James. Acoustics were good and the poor weather forecast wasn’t as bad as expected.
A fantastic, balmy evening of music in Scarborough
Written September 10, 2021
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Louise44
North East England, UK65 contributions
An amazing venue
Aug 2021 • Couples
Attended the Keane concert on August 21st.
Very impressed at how efficient the staff were getting everyone into the park itself with checking peoples NHS covid vaccine pass then tickets and bag checks.

There were a couple of food stalls and plenty of bars including adjacent to the standing area in front of the stage.

Staff on hand directing people to their seats in the various blocks. We were lucky to have seats in the lower part of the white block and the view was fantastic.

Would definitely return.
Written August 31, 2021
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Scarborough Open Air Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM