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Scarborough Open Air Theatre

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Type  Outdoor theatre
Years active  1932–1986; 2010–
Capacity  6,500
Rebuilt  2010
Current use  Multi-use
Opened  1932
Phone  +44 1723 818111
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Address  Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PF, UK
Similar  Peasholm Park, Stephen Joseph Theatre, The Spa - Scarborough, North Bay Railway, Futurist Theatre
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Scarborough Open Air Theatre (commonly abbreviated the SOAT or OAT) is an outdoor theatre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in Northstead Manor Gardens in 1932, and originally closed in 1986.

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Renovation

In 2008, planning permission was received for a major renovation. The £3.5 million scheme to transform the Open Air Theatre was completed in May 2010.

Events

The venue stages a mixed entertainment programme including music concerts, opera productions and community events.

During the World Cup 2010, all England football matches were shown live on a large TV screen for free.

Capacity

The capacity of the theatre is 6,500.

Royal re-opening

The theatre was officially opened by The Queen of the United Kingdom accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh on 20 May 2010.

2010 season

  • 23 July 2010 – Jose Carreras, Dame Kiri te Kanawa
  • 31 July 2010 – Rick Astley, Paul Young, Midge Ure
  • 28 August 2010 – Bucks Fizz
  • 2011 season

  • 5 June 2011 – Elton John
  • 30 July 2011 – N-Dubz
  • 24 August 2011 – Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Jai McDowall, Aled Jones
  • 2012 season

  • 6 June 2012 – Dionne Warwick
  • 21 June 2012 – John Barrowman
  • 15 July 2012 – Olly Murs
  • 4 August 2012 – Russell Watson
  • 18 August 2012 – JLS
  • 2013 season

  • 6 June 2013 – Olly Murs
  • 14 June 2013 – The Wanted
  • 12 July 2013 – Leona Lewis
  • 27 July 2013 – Status Quo
  • 3 August 2013 – Katherine Jenkins & The National Symphony Orchestra
  • 23 August 2013 – The Saturdays & Conor Maynard
  • 30 August 2013 – McFly
  • 2014 season

  • 25 June 2014 – Jessie J
  • 27 June 2014 – McBusted
  • 28 June 2014 – Aled Jones & Laura Wright
  • 12 July 2014 – Status Quo
  • 26 July 2014 – Boyzone & Ronan Keating
  • 27 July 2014 – Little Mix
  • 2 August 2014 – Rick Astley & Jason Donovan
  • 23 August 2014 – Union J, support: Luke Friend & Rough Copy
  • 2015 season

  • 13 June 2015 – Boyzone & Ronan Keating
  • 20 June 2015 – The Vamps & Union J
  • 27 June 2015 – Alfie Boe
  • 10 July 2015 – Jessie J
  • 11 July 2015 – Elaine Paige with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, support: Collabro & Rhydian
  • 18 July 2015 – McBusted
  • 29 July 2015 – Tom Jones
  • 1 August 2015 – Rick Astley
  • 15 August 2015 – UB40
  • 30 August 2015 – Only The Young & Hoosiers
  • References

    Scarborough Open Air Theatre Wikipedia


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