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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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Hours:
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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What a gem . Went to see jessy j with young daughters for their first gig . Scarborough open air theatre added to the magic . Nice location fantastic backdrop for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem . Went to see jessy j with young daughters for their first gig . Scarborough open air theatre added to the magic . Nice location fantastic backdrop for any event . Clean and tidy . Will definitely go back . Plenty parking .

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit SOAT 2 or 3 times a year.. depending on who's playing there. We absolutely love the atmosphere when we're there. An outdoor venue with many teired seating in colour blocks (so it's easy to book online) a large stage with an amazing sound system and lighting. Fabulous on a summers night.. no so when it's raining like the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Went to see status quo on Saturday 9th July 2016 brilliant concert even though the heavens opend it was a great event,it's in a brilliant location close to shops and a bar Within a ten minute walk with sea views,the only reason ime not giving it 5 on ratings is the toilets could be better,rather than porta loos,

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2 Thank Dave H
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this venue is only open two months a year. I know it is open air but when it rains it just adds to the fun. They do get some superb acts there especially those of us that are of a certain age.

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2 Thank John R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Came to see James Bay here and it was brilliant. Parking was planned and staffed with people guiding you to spaces which was great, however at the end of the night these staff were nowhere to be seen and it became something of a free for all that resulted in gridlock. It took a frustrating hour to get to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

My husband and I saw Elaine Page at this theatre. First act and warm up act excellent. Very disappointed by performance of Elaine Page, who was twenty minutes late. Weather cold but not too bad initially but then it rained heavily. This spoilt the performance for us, and we did not appreciate sitting in the rain, feeling uncomfortable. We were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my sister to see busted. Had a lovely night! The only down fall was the queues. We had tickets on our phones already but still had to stand in the queue to swap them for paper tickets which I thought was abit unfair. (Whole point of doing it online) anyway the concert was fab. The bars, toilets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 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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