Information Guide For Events At The Scarborough Open Air Theatre


Events Information for the Open Air Theatre

There are plenty of parking areas all around the venue site. We recommend you download the following Scarborough Borough Council leaflet detailing car parks in the area.

Parking will be suspended on the main road directly in front of the Open Air Theatre (A165 Burniston Road) on event nights.

This is mainly to ensure pedestrian safety. It will also allow a free flow of traffic in the area. The suspension in place will mean that there can be no parking, stopping or waiting on Burniston Road. Drivers who are dropping off/ picking up passengers on event nights are asked to do so on Royal Albert Drive.

The management reserves the right to refuse admission. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, which may be the interval. Refunds are not available on tickets except for cancellation.


Please also note that umbrellas are not allowed in the venue as they can restrict other spectators' views. Any umbrellas bought into the venue will be confiscated.

Event information for the Open Air Theatre

No food or drink is allowed to be taken into the venue. Umbrellas are not allowed in the venue (because they restrict the views of others).

Under 14s must be accompanied by someone over 18

The seating is raised above a walkway and the lower rows can be accessed up a small flight of steps.

The remaining seating within the venue is accessed by a number of steps and the upper rows are accessible to the more able bodied person.

People with walking difficulties should purchase seats in the lower rows.

All enquiries regarding wheelchair or carer seating should be directed to Nicola Ware, by emailing or by calling 01723 232489.


seating plans
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Seating plan for Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Seating plan with seated decking for Scarborough Open Air Theatre
Standing plan for Scarborough Open Air Theatre


    The Theatre is fully accessible to all our visitors. Our facilities include accessible parking spaces, a drop off point, ramps and accessible toilets.
    There are specialist seats along with Disabled and carer seats.
    Please ensure you inform the operator at the time of booking.
    There are plenty of toilet facilities around the site in order to keep queues to a minimum.
    Baby changing facilities are also available in some washrooms.
    The Open Air Theatre is a non-smoking venue on event days. Depending upon the type of event, an area may be provided for people who wish to smoke and will be marked clearly.
    Please look out for this or ask one of the site staff for more information.