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Opening event for new South Cliff Gardens' children’s play area

Thursday, 10 November 2022

The opening of an innovative and unique new children’s play area in Scarborough’s South Cliff Gardens, themed on the town’s rich Victorian architecture, will be celebrated with a community event next week.

People of all ages are invited to the celebration event on Saturday 19 November between 11am and 2pm. They will be able to explore the new play facilities, talk to the play area’s designers from Studio Hardie and take part in other play activities.

New lease of life for Whitby tennis courts

Friday, 4 November 2022

Work to bring Whitby West Cliff’s outdoor tennis courts back into public use will get underway next week.

As part of our £730,000 investment in public realm improvements in Whitby, the tennis courts located behind Whitby Leisure Centre will be given a new lease of life with new playing surfaces, nets, perimeter fencing and associated landscaping.

Musical MAMMA MIA! to play 6 OAT shows

Monday, 31 October 2022

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! is heading to the Yorkshire coast next summer for its biggest ever outdoor season of shows.

The worldwide smash hit will play SIX performances under the stars at Scarborough Open Air Theatre from 14 – 18 June 2023 as part of the MAMMA MIA! UK tour.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 4 November via the Open Air Theatre website.

Britpop icons Pulp to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre in 2023

Friday, 28 October 2022

Britpop legends Pulp are heading to the Yorkshire coast next year for what promises to be a spectacular show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The band, best known for their hits Common People and Disco 2000, are embarking on tour next summer.

They will be playing in Scarborough on Sunday 9 July.

The sparkle of Christmas at Scarborough OAT

Tuesday, 25 October 2022

It’s one month to go until the festive sparkle of Christmas arrives at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Scarborough Sparkle, the theatre’s magical and enchanting Christmas wonderland weekend, sponsored by O’Briens Funfair, Catering & Stage Hire, will take place between Friday 25 November and Sunday 27 November.

It’s the perfect event to experience the warm and fuzzy festive feeling, sample great food and drink, and get a head start on Christmas gift shopping.

OAT show for supergroup Hollywood Vampires

Monday, 24 October 2022

American supergroup Hollywood Vampires are heading back to the UK next summer for a series of explosive shows – starting with a must-see date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. 

The self-described “best bar band in the world” – consisting of core members and rock legends Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Aerosmith´s Joe Perry and guitarist Tommy Henriksen – are the first headliners revealed for Scarborough OAT’s eagerly-awaited 2023 summer season.  

Grant funding to support warm spaces

Friday, 21 October 2022

Public and third-sector organisations are coming together to offer warm spaces throughout the borough of Scarborough this autumn and winter.

We are working with Beyond Housing and North Yorkshire County Council, charities and community groups to open up buildings as well as providing advice and support to people affected by the cost of living crisis.

Gull proofing grant funding scheme

Friday, 21 October 2022

Our gull proofing grant funding scheme continues into autumn and winter 2022 and we are encouraging applications from residents and businesses. 

Every year in spring and early summer, Kittiwakes and Herring Gulls nest on the rooftops and window ledges of many town centre and seafront buildings throughout the borough. Their guano is a familiar sight down the side of buildings and on surrounding pavements. It looks and smells unpleasant.

Ceremony for Honorary Aldermen and Freeman

Tuesday, 18 October 2022

Three former councillors celebrated their status as an Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Scarborough yesterday (17 October) during a ceremony at the Town Hall in Scarborough.

Former councillors Godfrey Allanson, David Billing and Tom Fox, surrounded by family, friends and council colleagues, were presented with their badge of office and certificate to recognise the special honour by current borough Mayor, Councillor Eric Broadbent.