Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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  • Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England, YO12 6PF, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1723232323
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Social, Food And Dining, Restaurants

Scarborough Open Air Theatre - Review

With a seating capacity of 6500, SOAT happens to be the largest open air theatre in Europe. After an impressive renovation of £ 3 million, SOAT opened to audiences in 2010 and since then, the likes of Elton John, Kiri Ti-Kanawa, Leona Lewis, Jessie J, Boyzone and many more have graced the stage at SOAT annually.

SOAT hosts performances from March to September every year, giving audiences a complete concert experience of great view, praiseworthy ambience, fresh food and of course, a chance to see their favourite stars performing live.

The stage and the audience seats are situated on either side of the lake. Thanks to this arrangement you get an unblocked view of the performances and will no longer feel the need to blow your head off when the people in front of you choose to stand up. SOAT is well managed by security guards and friendly helpers.

When it is not occupied by glamorous singing starts, SOAT holds various events for families and school groups. ‘Family Fun Day’ is one such event where the children can spend the day with Bob the Builder and many other cartoon friends. 

Scarborough Open Air Theatre Information

  • The open air theatre has next to no protection from the tricky English weather. Bring a jacket or dress accordingly.
  • Although it is always a smart idea to book tickets in advance, SOAT rarely ever completely sells out.
  • Beer/Wine on the theatre premises are a little expensive.
  • Limited restrooms available.
  • SOAT does not allow you to bring your own food or drinks to the performances.
  • Go early to avoid queuing hassles.
  • Umbrellas are not allowed.
  • If you find it difficult to find public transport, the town centre is only a 20 minute walk away from the theatre.
  • Concerts at SOAT are usually short. The distance between the stage and the seating area makes you wish they had large screens and a better sound system. 

Scarborough Open Air Theatre Ticket Prices

  • Ticket prices vary from concert to concert. 
  • Tickets for other events such as ‘Family Fun Day’ are mostly priced around £ 10.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre Opening and Closing Hours

  • Usually the musical concerts at SOAT begin at 08:30pm. Entry for audiences opens at 6pm and gates close at 8:30pm. The concerts end around 10pm.
  • SOAT also hosts a few other events for families and school kids that take place during the day. 

How To reach Scarborough Open Air Theatre by Public Transport

  • Bus: Weydale Avenue (SE Bound) – 3, 843. Corner Café (SW-bound) – 3, 3A.Peasholm Gap – 3, 843

Restaurants Near Scarborough Open Air Theatre

  • Blue Crush
  • The Glass House Bistro

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  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF, England, YO12 6PF, United Kingdom
  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre Contact Number: +44-1723232323
  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Scarborough Open Air Theatre Price: Free
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  • Great atmosphere and set up. The staff were really helpful. A good view of all of the stage regardless of which area you are sat in. For some people I imagine access would be difficult as some of the seated areas were HIGH with steep stairways! Overall a beautiful outdoor location for live music. Really easy to get in and out of the car park too.

  • I found that there was a good amount of parking spaces local ( not the best for disabled drivers ) The venue was clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout the whole evening. There was a good selection of food and beverages available at a reasonable price for an event. The security and police were very effective and informative ( a credit to your company and force ) The only down side was that being located next to the large pool of non moving water there were a large amount of mosquitoes and horse flies so be careful if attending during this time of the year... Look forwards to returning to this venue in the near future as the view and sound were both good..

  • Watched Pete Tong, really easy to get to, easy to pick tickets up from front desk. Lots of good bars and food places. Lost a star as no card payments and no ATM available! So make sure you have money for beer! Prices reasonable for a venue. £5 for a pint and £4.50 for a JD and Coke. Not spoons prices but you'll pay that at any gig. Security mostly friendly and low key. Little OTT at times when people chilling out in areas they wanted them moved on. Seating good. Great view of the Arena and sound was spot on. Two nice screens have close ups of band. Overall great experience. Dropped a full 5 stars only because no cards taken at bars.

  • Great location easy free parking all year round on seafront after 6.00pm. Amazing sound coming from such a small open air theatre (about 3000 people). Good bathroom facilities well looked after, fast service on the various bars and of course an amazing show from Gary Barlow! Will definitely go back and recommend. Well done Scarborough for bringing such superstars to the area.

  • Went to see Alfie Boe in concert, quite a trek from the car park to the seating area if you have mobility issues, be aware of the 500ml limit if you take your own drinks with you, our bottles were 750ml and were taken off us albeit politely. Inside the venue, the staff were extremely helpful, as soon as we got in, we were offered upgraded seats as it appears that ticket sales were not great and many of the more central seats were empty. The concert was itself excellent, the main problem was tat the sun was shining directly from behind the stage making visibility very difficult, but still better than if it had been raining, would certainly consider going there again.

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