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Open Air Theatre return for Lionel Richie

Monday, 16 December 2019

Music icon Lionel Richie is returning to the Yorkshire coast next summer for a not-to-be-missed headline show at the UK's largest open air arena.

The global superstar is today delighted to reveal he will bring his stunning live show to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 9 June.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday 18 December via

Supergrass at Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Monday, 16 December 2019

Supergrass are back and they are heading to Scarborough Open Air Theatre in summer 2020!

The BRIT, Q, NME and Ivor Novello award-winning band reformed earlier this year and will play the UK’s largest open air arena on Saturday 20 June.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 20 December via

General Election Result

Friday, 13 December 2019

Robert Goodwill of The Conservative Party has been duly elected as Member of Parliament for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency in the 2019 General Election, with a winning margin of 10,270 votes, retaining his seat that he has held since 2005.

After voters went to the polls on Thursday 12 December, the count took place through the night in the Grand Hall at Scarborough Spa and the results were announced at 2.45am on Friday 13 December.

The votes cast for each of the four candidates were:

Warm up the Borough scheme

Monday, 9 December 2019

Thousands of homes in the Borough of Scarborough could benefit from a new scheme being launched this week.

In a new partnership, we have joined forces with energy saving and heating services company, J & J Crump & Son Ltd, to launch Warm up the Borough, a scheme which aims to help householders in Scarborough, Filey and Whitby make their homes warmer and more affordable to heat.

Polling station changes

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Three polling stations in Scarborough have changed location for the forthcoming General Election on Thursday 12 December.

Friarage School is no longer being used as a polling station. In a permanent change, voters will instead vote at Queen Street Methodist Church, Central Hall, Queen Street, YO11 1HQ.

Barrowcliff School is no longer being used as polling station. Voters will instead vote at Briercliffe Children’s Centre, 76 Briercliffe, Scarborough, YO12 6NS.

£35,000 fine for Selective Licensing breaches

Thursday, 28 November 2019

The landlord of two properties in our Selective Licensing Area has been fined £35,000 for breaches of his Selective Licence following a prosecution brought by the council.

At the hearing in Scarborough Magistrates Court on 26 November, Mr Raja, director of ASR Estates (UK) Limited, pleaded guilty to the following five charges:

Little Mix Summer 2020 tour at OAT

Monday, 25 November 2019

Pop superstars Little Mix are taking their unmissable live show on the road next year with their 21-date Summer 2020 tour.

The world’s biggest girl band will perform to fans across England, Scotland and Wales including a show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Tuesday 21 July.

Snow Patrol at Scarborough OAT

Monday, 25 November 2019

Indie-rock giants Snow Patrol are heading to the Yorkshire coast next summer for what promises to be a sensational night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

The band behind such anthems as Chasing Cars, Run, You're All I Have, Signal Fire, Called Out in the Dark and Take Back the City will bring their sensational live show to Britain’s largest open-air arena on Saturday 4 July.

Tickets for Snow Patrol go on general sale at 9am on Friday 29 November via

Community tree planting event in Eastfield

Friday, 22 November 2019

National Tree Week takes place this year from 23 November to 1 December and to celebrate the start of the tree planting season, we will be planting 2000 trees at the Dell in Eastfield, Scarborough.

Entertainment and prizes at Scarborough Sparkle

Friday, 22 November 2019

The finishing touches to Scarborough Open Air Theatre’s festive spectacular, Scarborough Sparkle, are complete and the venue is ready to celebrate Christmas in style from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December.

Festive stalls, selling the very best Christmas gifts and food produce, will be open for business from 4pm on Friday, followed by the formal event opening at 6pm by the Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough, who will be joined on stage by The Grinch.