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What’s ON AT the Theatre

Fancy a night out at the Theatre whilst on your holiday? We have detailed the local theatres.

The Stephen Joseph theatre Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is actually two theatres – The Round (404 seats completely surrounding a central stage) and The McCarthy (165 seats in a steep bank facing an end stage). There is also an excellent restaurant, bar and wine bar, meeting room and bookshop in the complex which was converted from an art deco cinema in 1996. Sir Alan Ayckbourn is the artistic director and his own plays are premiered here. The theatre also has a national reputation for its work in presenting new works by others.

Scarborough Spa

Spa Theatre, Scarborough

Spa Theatre, a 600-seater Victorian Theatre is home to the second-longest running Summer Season show in the country.

The Kirk Theatre, Pickering

Kirk Theatre, Pickering

Pickering very own local theatre. A great entertainment venue and not to be missed.

Outdoor Shows

A small sample of the many events planned for 2023 in and around Pickering. We have picked out the best locally and the bigger events further afield. North Yorkshire is still a very agricultural county and stages many local shows in the Summer. These shows give a real local flavour and can be a really good fun family day out.

Thornton Dale Show
Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate Showground11th – 14th July 2023
Ryedale ShowKirkbymoorside25th July 2023
Thornton-le-Dale ShowThornton-le-Dale9th August 2023
Egton ShowEgton near Whitby23rd August 2023

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North York Moors Railway offers many special steam and diesel events throughout the year. Here is a selection of the main events but check the website for the latest information.

Tornado Approaching Newtondale Holt
  • 50th Anniversary Special Train – 1 May 2023
  • Heritage Open Days – 8-17 September 2023
  • 50th Anniversary Steam Gala – 21, 22 , 23 & 24 September 2023
  • Through The Decades – 14 & 15 October 2023
  • Santa Specials – 25, 26 Nov, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17,23 & 24 December 2023

Horse Racing

Ebor Festival 2018 York

With nine fabulous and varied racecourses spread across the county, from Beverley in the east to Wetherby and  Pontefract in the west, Doncaster in the south to Redcar via Ripon, Thirsk and Catterick in the North and with York the jewel in the crown, there is nowhere in Britain to match Yorkshire for horse racing whether it is on the Flat or over jumps.


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