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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England
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+44 1723 818111
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08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
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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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great night tom jones

first i would like to say this is an amazing venue being in the open lovely view of artist drinks very exspensive though and chocolate a twix cost £1.50 bottle of wine £14 Only... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2015
goodwin1953
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Do not pay for VIP tickets! I paid £250 for 2 VIP tickets to see Tom Jones on 29 July. Seating was not close to stage as a moat divides you. Seating was on flat decking. We were on row D and sat behind a large couple who sat with heads together throughout so our view was not good. No... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

first i would like to say this is an amazing venue being in the open lovely view of artist drinks very exspensive though and chocolate a twix cost £1.50 bottle of wine £14 Only complaint and a very relavent one is when leaving after show it was dark hundreds of people leaving no lighting very dangerous could not see where... More 

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1 Thank goodwin1953
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Tom was a fantastic performer, as usual, his voice was in fine form. The trouble with this venue is the distance between you and the performer. it takes about an hour for the crowd to warm up and then the act is over. This isn't the first time I have been here, I did want to give it another go,... More 

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Filey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Went to this venue paying nearly 90 quid for the privilege of seeing Tom Jones. Marvellous show as you would expect from such an international star but the evening was ruined by some over zealous stewardship. While we were waiting for the show to begin there was a sharp shower. My wife half opened her umbrella when this arrogant woman... More 

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sheffield
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

great place great atmosphere. staff friendly and helpful. on a warm night it;s amazing to see the sun go down. the seats are staggered so where ever you sit you get a great view.

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Thornaby
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

it is a little theatre so you fell as thore you are on stage with them only dislike is the cost of the drinks and food and you are serched on the way in

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1 Thank Shane F
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This venue is a great accomplishment to Scarborough! what more can you ask for than a venue right on your door step. We have had some big names come to the Theatre and provided such a great show. Tickets are always reasonably priced, saves travel to other towns and cities and we get some amazing artists coming to where we... More 

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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Had a wonderful evening. Such a novel venue, like nowhere I had ever been.Very well thought out. Attracting a good range of acts

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Thank Angie K
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Been to this venue for 2 different shows this year Alfie Boe and Boyzone lovely venue with lots of atmosphere especially on a lovely evening.When the sun goes down its magical but dont forget your plastic mac if its wet as brollys are not allowed and your sunglasses if its bright and sunny as the sun sets towards the side... More 

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Thank Clara056
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Great venue but wrong country. The moat in front of the stage destroys feeling of being in sync with the artist.

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