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Scarborough Sparkle Christmas event at OAT

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Scarborough Open Air Theatre will be the venue for the town’s first ever ‘Scarborough Sparkle’, a magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland event for all the family between Friday 30 November and Sunday 2 December.

Lights switch-on signals Countdown to Christmas

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Matthew Wolfenden, who plays David Metcalfe in Emmerdale, will kick off this year’s Countdown to Christmas in Scarborough, courtesy of McCain Foods.

Matthew, who plays the son of character, Eric Pollard, in the ITV Yorkshire soap opera, will make his star appearance in the Yorkshire coast town on Sunday 18 November as part of the Borough of Scarborough’s Countdown to Christmas event on South Bay.

Kylie Minogue announced for OAT in 2019

Monday, 12 November 2018

International pop star Kylie Minogue today announces a series of special shows for summer 2019 – including a headline date on the Yorkshire coast.

Kylie will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Thursday 1 August. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 16 November via or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Cliff Richard to return to OAT in June 2019

Monday, 12 November 2018

The UK’s most successful hitmaker, Cliff Richard, is returning to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2019.

It is announced today that Cliff will headline Europe’s largest open air arena on Wednesday 26 June.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Sunday 18 November via or from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).

Silhouette ‘Tommies’ at remembrance service

Friday, 9 November 2018

10 acrylic silhouette ‘Tommies’, representing ‘There But Not There’, the national Armistice project for the charity, Remembered, will take their seats in Scarborough Spa Grand Hall tomorrow evening (Saturday 10 November) as part of the congregation for a Royal Albert Hall style remembrance service to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.

First announcements due for OAT 2019 season

Thursday, 8 November 2018

The first headline stars of Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s 2019 summer season will be revealed on Monday.

Both are music icons – with one returning to play the Yorkshire coast venue for a second time.

A record-breaking 90,000 people watched shows at Scarborough OAT in 2018  with sell-out gigs from the likes of Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Bastille and Gary Barlow.

And venue programmers Cuffe and Taylor today pledged they will be bringing more of music’s biggest stars to Europe’s largest open air arena in 2019.

New Selective Licensing Scheme for Scarborough

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Scarborough Borough Council has approved the introduction of a Selective Licensing Scheme for privately rented properties within parts of the Castle, Central and North Bay wards in Scarborough, which is designed to ensure that properties are safe and being managed appropriately.

Help shape Scarborough town centre future

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Scarborough Borough Council is seeking ideas from businesses and members of the public about what they think Scarborough town centre should offer in the future and how it can continue to improve as a destination for leisure, retail and other goods and services.

Creation of Armistice Centenary Wood

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The plantation of 100 trees will begin in Scarborough this weekend to create a new wood to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

The Armistice Centenary Wood, which is one of a series of initiatives forming part of the Yorkshire Coast Remembers project to mark the special anniversary, will be created on land to the north of Scarborough North Bay, on the eastern side of the A165 Burniston Road, close to the town’s Youth Hostel Association (YHA).

Affordable housing proposed for Staithes

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Residents in Hinderwell Parish are being invited to give their views on an affordable housing scheme proposed for the coastal village of Staithes in North Yorkshire.

Two public consultation drop-in events, which will focus on the proposed plans, will be held this month as follows: