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Scarborough Spa

EVENTS GUIDE March – June 2017

Live Music | Comedy | Entertainment



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Scarborough train station is a 15 minute walk away from Scarborough Spa.

For details on Scarborough’s Park and Ride services please visit Buses

Coast to coast lines run daily, calling at all major cities; Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and York. Regular National Express trains run from London & Edinburgh, change at York for Scarborough. There is also a regular service from Hull. National Rail Enquiries Telephone 03457 48 49 50 Cliff Lift Scarborough Spa’s Cliff Lift provides easy access to and from the town’s South Cliff area. For opening times and prices please visit

Purchase tickets in person at the Box Office at the venue.

Please note booking fees may apply to ticket transactions.

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Please note that public parking near the venue is managed by Scarborough Borough Council, not Scarborough Spa. Park and Ride

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Payment and booking fees

Parking in front of the venue is very limited. All council car parks in Scarborough are free after 6pm.

For details of the most suitable service from your area please visit | 0114 278 9789

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Scarborough Spa recommends the pay and display parking spaces along the approach road to Scarborough Spa and the underground car park in the near vicinity.


The Monday Menu with Music

Box Office: 01723 821 888 General Enquiries: 01723 376 774


Scarborough Spa Orchestra Season 2017 Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together The Bob Dylan Story

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From the West: M62 to Hull then A63/A615 (coastal route) or M62 to M1 the A64 to Scarborough.

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From the North: A1/A19 to A171 or A170 to Scarborough.

An Evening with Geoffrey Boycott Music and Memories Coffee Dance with Howard Beaumont Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra Movies Meets The Musicals: Take Two Scarborough Tattoo Show 2017

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You’ve Got A Friend 5 - The Music of James Taylor and Carole King Sci Fi Scarborough 2017 6 Easter Tea Dance 6 with Howard Beaumont Scooter Rally Easter 2017 6 Books By The Beach: 7 Four Mums In A Boat Absolute Bowie 7 Vintage Fair 7

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Ross Noble: Brain Dump Johnny Cash Roadshow Mother’s Day Carvery The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite! Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern


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Disabled access Wheelchair users Please inform the Box Office when booking if a member of your party is a wheelchair user so that an appropriate position can be allocated. Disabled toilets Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor of the venue. Guide dogs/hearing dogs We welcome guide/hearing dogs. Lift Scarborough Spa has lifts to all floors.

All information including dates, prices and act billing is correct at the time of this event guide going to print.

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We recommend booking in advance. To view menus and to make a reservation please visit or call 01723 357 860. All under one beautiful ceiling, since 1932.

Scarborough Spa

EVENTS GUIDE March – June 2017

Live Music | Comedy | Entertainment

Spring is finally here and we have a season of fun, captivating and enthralling events for you to enjoy at Scarborough Spa. We have a packed music programme with tributes to a host of legends including David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and we are delighted to be welcoming back Jools Holland as returns to bring the greatest boogie-woogie party to town! Our fantastic 2017 comedy line-up gets underway with Ross Noble bringing his Brain Dump tour to The Grand Hall, the first of a number of comedians who are set to visit us this year. Cricketing Legend Geoffrey Boycott will reflect on his career as part of the 40th anniversary of his 100th Hundred and the heroic Yorkshire Rows will share their tales of heroic endeavour as part of this year’s Books By The Beach Festival. The Scarborough Spa Orchestra return for their 105th year on 5 June and we raise the curtain for the first of our summer shows in late May when due to demand we will once again be taking trips to the West End and Broadway via Hollywood with Movies Meets The Musicals: Take Two! Add to all this Tattoo and Sci Fi conventions, the national Scooter Rally, regular dance events and the UK’s premier comedy family drag variety show-there really is something for everyone. Don’t forget our onsite bar & brassiere Farrer’s is open every day and is the perfect choice for a pre-show meal. We hope to see you soon.



Friday 17 March | 8pm

Thursday 30 March | 7.30pm

Tickets: £25

Tickets: £20, £18 (Concession)

Venue: Grand Hall

Venue: Spa Theatre

Everybody’s favourite randomist is back.

Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Ross Noble: Brain Dump

As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it’s time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event. Come and be part of this truly unique live experience. Join Ross as audience and performer come together for a massive Brain Dump.

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Join The Jerseys as we celebrate the timeless music of the 100 million album selling Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the Drifters, The Stylistics, Beach Boys and more - from Doo Wop and Soul, to Northern Soul and Motown...hit after hit after hit!

Saturday 18 March | 7.45pm

Friday 31 March | 7.30pm

Tickets: £20

Tickets: £23, £21 (Concession)

Venue: Grand Hall

Venue: Spa Theatre

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family! A show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener.

The UK’s premier comedy family drag variety show is back with A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/ songwriter Clive John, re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show!

Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long.

All the greatest hits are included, along with songs from the latest five decades of the man in black’s career.

A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!

Sunday 26 March | 12pm - 3pm

Saturday 1 April | 7.30pm

Johnny Cash Roadshow

Mother’s Day Carvery £13 (Mains), £5 (Starters/Desserts) Venue: Suncourt Suite Why not treat your mum to a delicious Mother’s Day Carvery this Mother’s Day? Relax in the beautiful surroundings of the Suncourt Suite whilst dining on this special Carvery menu. All Mothers will receive a glass of prosecco and a small gift. The perfect way to celebrate Mother’s day! | 01723 821 888

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern

You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor and Carole King Tickets: £18.50 Venue: Spa Theatre From the creators of the West End show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ comes a new show celebrating the fantastic music of James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines all the hits including ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, the beautiful ‘You’ve Got A Friend’.



8 to 9 April | 10am

Friday 28 April | 7.30pm

Tickets: £25 (Adult Weekend), £15 (Adult Day), £10 (5-16 Years Weekend), £5 (5-16 Years Day), Under 5s FREE, £10 (Students Day)

Tickets: £12

Sci Fi Scarborough 2017

Books By The Beach: Four Mums In A Boat

Venue: Full Venue

Venue: Spa Theatre

SFS brings a full weekend of everything you love about the world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy with, as always, a few surprises to amaze, engage and entertain.

Yorkshire Rows is the true story of four Yorkshire mums who rowed the Atlantic!

Using 9 massive rooms that cover all aspects of fandom from Guest Stars to Gaming, Prop Halls to Publishers, Cosplayers to Comic Books, Music to Minecraft, Artists to Authors, Traders to top-line creators and so much more.

Wednesday 12 April | 1.30pm

Easter Tea Dance with Howard Beaumont Tickets: £5 (includes Hot Drink & Cake) Venue: Ocean Room

On this special evening as part of this year’s Books by the Beach festival, the ladies will share stories of how they lost power, water, their rudder and two stone! A story of stamina and willpower to inspire everyone.

Saturday 29 April | 7.45pm

Absolute Bowie Tickets: £18.50 Venue: Spa Theatre

Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.

We are delighted to welcome back ‘The King of The Keyboards’ Howard Beaumont for a special Easter Tea Dance.

This five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy.

Held in the spacious Ocean Room, enjoy a fun filled afternoon of Ballroom, Popular, Sequence, Latin & Party dances as Howard plays all your seasonal favourites in strict tempo.

Taking you on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80’s.

14 to 15 April

Sunday 30 April | 10am - 5pm

Tickets: £6

Tickets: £3, £2 (Concession), Under 12s FREE

Venue: Full Venue

Venue: Grand Hall

We are delighted to be hosting 2 nights of entertainment as part of this year’s national Easter Scooter Rally. Featuring amazing live bands including The Jam DRC (Friday) and the Legendary Extra Specials (Saturday) plus the very best in Scooter sounds over 2 rooms on Friday and 3 rooms on Saturday.

This May Day bank holiday join AdVintageous Fairs & Events as they take over Scarborough Spa with another Vintage Fair.

Scooter Rally Easter 2017

For more details on this year’s rally please visit

Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.

Vintage Fair

Featuring live entertainment on-stage throughout the day, a hair & beauty parlour, NAAFI Cafe serving a delicious 1940s menu, Vintage Tea-Room, displays of classic bikes and scooters and importantly 60 Stalls of pure vintage! See you there! | 01723 821 888



Saturday 6 May | 7.30pm

Thursday 18 May | 7.30pm

Tickets: £25, £45 (VIP)

Tickets: £42 & £36 (Limited Availability)

Venue: Spa Theatre

Venue: Grand Hall

Join Geoff Boycott and BBC Look North’s Harry Gration, as they look back at the career of the ‘Greatest Living Yorkshireman’ as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of his 100th hundred.

The multiplatinum recording artist, pianist and TV presenter Jools Holland returns to The Grand Hall.

An Evening with Geoffrey Boycott

As part of the show Geoffrey will be sharing some unseen footage from the BBC archives, rare photographs from his private collection and clips of the many highlights of his career.

Tuesday 9 May | 2.30pm

Music and Memories Tickets: £12, £10 (Concession) Venue: Spa Theatre Neil Sands and his wonderful west end cast are back with a brand new production. There can be no doubt that music brings back so many wonderful memories and this feel good afternoon filled with over 60 all-time favourite songs from the 1940’s through to the 1970’s will have the memories flooding back. From old time sing along, to Rock & Roll, Forties favourites to the pop hits of the 60’s and as always a flag waving tribute to the veterans of our Armed Forces.

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Joining Jools will be the astounding vocals of Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall, Beth Rowley and the tireless drums of original Squeeze member Gilson Lavis, along with the inimitable musicianship of the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. They will be joined by Ivor Novello award winning Chris Difford of Squeeze.

24 May - 3 Jun (Wed, Thu & Sat) | 5 Jun - 22 Jul, 31 Aug - 16 Sep (Mon - Sat) 27 Jul - 26 Aug (Thu – Sat)

Movies Meets The Musicals: Take Two Tickets: £14, £13 (Concession), Kids FREE with paying adult, £8 (Extra Child) Venue: Spa Theatre After entertaining huge summer audiences with ‘Movies Meets The Musicals’ last year, the cast are back this summer to take you on a journey through The West End, Broadway and Hollywood!

Wednesday 10 May | 10.30am

27 to 28 May | 10am

Tickets: £3.50

Tickets: £14 (Weekend), £7.50 (Day), Under 14s FREE

Venue: Grand Hall

Venue: Full Venue

Dance the morning away on one of the country’s best sprung dancefloors as The Spa’s resident organist Howard Beaumont hosts a coffee dance.

Following on from last year’s successful tattoo convention we house over 50 award winning tattoo artists, who will be on hand to tattoo your every whim all weekend.

Coffee Dance with Howard Beaumont

Enjoy a full programme of Ballroom, Latin, Old Time and Popular Sequence Dancing. Whether you want to glide around the dance floor or relax at your table and enjoy the music Howard is sure to provide a great morning of entertainment. | 01723 821 888

Scarborough Tattoo Show 2017

As well as a plethora of talented tattooists, the show will showcase some of the best alternative clothing, jewellery and interesting ephemera that there is to offer.



5 June to 14 September

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Season 2017 Tickets: On Sale 1 April Venue: Suncourt Enclosure / Grand Hall We are delighted to announce the last remaining professional seaside orchestra will return between 5 June to 14 September for their 105th year. Playing 9 concerts each week, come and enjoy the Orchestra’s varied programme in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa’s Suncourt and Grand Hall. Keep an eye on Scarborough Spa’s website for news on Gala Nights and special guests.

Saturday 10 June | 7.30pm

Upcoming Events Wednesdays: 22 March, 26 April, 17 May | 7.30pm

Scarborough Dine & Dance Saturday 1 July | 7.30pm


Sunday 9 July | 7.30pm

The Roy Orbison Story with Barry Steele Friday 21 July | 8pm

Orchestra of Opera North

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together

Saturday 22 July | 7.30pm

Tickets: £27.50

24 July to 30 August | 8pm

Venue: Grand Hall Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. Watch the one man who will answer the call of destiny even though it’s an unlisted number. Watch the one man who will call time on tyranny even though he isn’t quite sure what it means. Watch the one man who isn’t afraid to say no to women ordering anything other than a glass of white wine (or fruit based drink).

Sunday 11 June | 7.30pm

The Bob Dylan Story Tickets: £20 Venue: Spa Theatre The Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation. Experience the thrill and energy of a full-blown Dylan concert, enhanced by a top backing band and planted firmly in the 1960s. The Bob Dylan Story will remind you what REAL nostalgia feels like, with true classics from Blowin’ In The Wind and Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Subterranean Homesick Blues and All Along The Watchtower. | 01723 821 888

Magic of Motown

The Bernie Clifton Show

Saturday 29 July | 7.30pm

Rhythm of the Dance 30 July & 20 August | 7.30pm

Tony Skingle as The Unmissable Elvis

15 to 17 September

7 to 12 November

Sunday 17 September | 7.30pm

Friday 10 November | 8pm

Northern Soul Weekender 2017

The Simon and Garfunkel Story 22 to 24 September

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017 29 & 30 September | 7.30pm

Joe Longthorne In Concert

Wednesday 4 October | 8pm

Stewart Lee: Content Provider Friday 6 October | 7.30pm

A Country Night in Nashville

Sunday 8 October | 7.30pm

Dirty Dusting

Wednesday 18 October | 7.30pm

Scarborough Dance Festival 2017 Jimmy Carr

Saturday 11 November | 7.30pm

The Billy Joel Songbook Wednesday 15 November | 7.30pm

Psychic Sally: Kisses To Heaven Friday 17 November | 7.30pm

The Kast Off Kinks Saturday 18 November | 7.30pm

Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys Tribute Show Friday 24 November | 7.30pm

Henning Wehn

Friday 1 December | 7.30pm

Saturday 19 August | 7.30pm

That’ll Be The Day

Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince

Saturday 26 August | 7.30pm

Saturday 21 October | 10am - 5pm

Saturday 2 December | 7.30pm

Black Dyke Band

Vintage Fair

Killer Queen

Sunday 27 August | 7.30pm

Saturday 21 October | 7.30pm

16 to 18 February 2018 | 7.30pm

Roy Chubby Brown

A Beautiful Noise: Neil Diamond Tribute

Rockin’ & Rolling with Laughter Tour

Friday 1 September | 7.30pm

Sunday 22 October | 7.30pm

Tosca: Russian State Opera

The 10th Valentine Rockin’ Weekend

The Rat Pack with Anita Harris | 01723 821 888 AllHearing under one unforgettable beautiful ceiling, voices, since since 1932. 1932.


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What's On Guide: March - June 2017  
What's On Guide: March - June 2017