At the YMCA Theatre, we play host to many musicals, pantomimes, dance school shows and plays throughout the year.
All the information shown below is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change. Further details will be added as they become available. If you would like to see which productions have been on the YMCA Theatre stage recently, click here.
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Rock of Ages – presented by YMCA Productions
Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This production will take you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair!
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 26th July – 1st September 2016 at 7.30pm
Adults £10, Concessions £8.50, Family (2 Adults and 2 Concessions) £32
Musical Mashup 2016 – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance
Adults £9, Concessions £8, Family (2 Adults and 2 Concessions) £30
Stand-Up Comedy Nights – presented by YMCA Theatre and Laughing Horse Comedy
Three great stand-up comedy nights in Scarborough this summer!
The first of these nights, on Friday 5 August was headlined by Steve Day.
Steve Day describes himself as Britain’s only deaf comedian, if there are any others he hasn’t heard. Actually there are a couple of others who have started since he wrote that joke, but it’s only a joke after all.
For the past eleven years Steve has been performing to huge laughter around the country and abroad, well they tell him the laughter was huge to humour him, he doesn’t know either way.
Married with five children, a fact nothing to do with not being able to hear the word ‘No’, Steve has been described as ‘warm and witty’ by The Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chortle.co.uk gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy’s Island Discs, a show The Sunday Times called ‘Funny and Moving’. This show toured the UK in 2008, Steve’s third national tour of the uk, and has been performed in several countries in Europe and translated into Italian. No-one knows why.
A familiar voice on Radio 4, Steve has appeared many times on You and Yours, was a token man on Woman’s Hour, has appeared in two radio dramas, All Fingers and Thumbs with Bill Nighy, whom he punched dramatically, and Sound Barriers with Patricia Routledge and Caroline Quentin, both of whom he was prevented from punching.
A disabled performer, Steve is more concerned with success in the mainstream comedy circuit, but is happy to ‘deaf it up’ as necessary if the money is ok and there are sandwiches.
The second date, Friday 19 August, wil be headlined by Duncan Oakley.
With musical skills that would easily fit into many rock bands Duncan Oakley performs an infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up with one of his trusty guitars – Maurice (Fender Strat), No.7 (acoustic) or his Les Paul (the Lezza) by his side. With an eye and ear for the silly, rude, playful and downright irritating occurrences of life Duncan musters up songs that not only make you laugh, they bury into the recesses of your mind and find you a humming tune with a smile on your face 3 days later, confused and wondering where it’s come from.
Duncan has performed for many years on the stand up circuit and performs regularly at some of the UK’s bigger weekend clubs as well as festivals, & Uni gigs. A talented all-round musician Duncan can also perform with harmonica, drums & piano as a one man musical whirlwind.
Welcome to the world of Duncan Oakley.
The last of our three nights, Friday 2 September will be headlined by Andrew Watts.
Andrew has a distinctive style and very original material. His posh boy humour is intelligent without distancing himself from the audience. Lawyer turned comedian, Andrew is extremely likeable and invariably wins a crowd over as he canters, like an apologetic tsunami, through challenging subjects.
Previously a solicitor in London, he is now a full-time comedian and has written and performed four full-length Edinburgh shows, I Wish I Could Be Like Andrew Watts, Born To Be Mild, Feminism for Chaps and. most recently, How To Build A Chap. All of them received five- or four-star reviews.
Winner – Reading Comedy Festival New Act of The Year
Runner-Up to TV’s Jack Whitehall – Amused Moose Laugh-Off
Finalist – So You Think You’re Funny, Laughing Horse New Act of the Year + English Comedian of the Year Competition
“His distinctive style stands out – a winning mixture of pomposity, insecurity and emotional incompetence, while the fury-inducing importance he places on the trivial makes for a winning comic stance.” – Chortle.co.uk
“One of my favourite up-and-coming comedians, who looks and acts like he’s in middle management and whose distaste for everything laddish and fondness for cricket analogies cloaks some darker writing… There’s intelligent wit, honesty and more interesting and provocative thoughts in his show than many comics manage in a decade.” – The Scotsman
“Lovers of stand-up laced with a cerebral cutting-edge should, without further prevarication, flock to his show.” – ThreeWeeks ****
All performacies include support acts.
The YMCA Theatre and Laughing Horse Comedy reserve the right to replace the named acts with suitable alternatives without prior notice.
Friday 5th & 19th August 2016 at 7.30pm
Friday 2nd September 2016 at 7.30pm
Advance Ticket £8 – On the Door Ticket £10 – Children Under 16 Ticket £5
The Cloughton Rat Pack
All Seats £12
Back to School – presented by Twilight Productions
Anyone misbehaving may receive a detention!
Saturday 10th September 2016 at 7.30pm
All Tickets £7.50
Solid Gold Country Legends – presented by Solid Gold Productions
It’s not all about Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton & Willie Nelson, or associated with big hats & line dancing.
One of the most unlikely saviours of this genre is Taylor Swift, 26 year old singer songwriter. She has brought a young “Pop based audience to the country scene.
There has been an increased uptake at theatre box offices, also marked numbers attending country music festivals in the U.K.
Along with the old favourites such as, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, & Johnny Cash. Through the midterm legends, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers,& The Belamy Brothers, to the “New Set” Martina Mc Bride, Billy Ray Cyrus and the Dixie Chicks, onto 2015 with Lady Antebellum.
All of this performed by the acclaimed and award winning “Solid Gold Country Legends”, combining stunning costume changes, amazing stage sets.
Friday 16th September 2016 at 7.30pm
All Tickets £15.00
The Mikado – presented by West Yorkshire Savoyards Appreciation Society
Adults: £15, Concessions £13
Benson Stage Academy – presented by Benson Stage Academy
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2016 at 7.30pm
Hearts and Voices Three – presented by Scarborough and District MENCAP Drama Group
All tickets £6.00
Blues Brothers Tribute Show – presented by The Soul Bros
Adults £8, Concessions £7.50
Littlefoot Trust – presented by Littlefoot Trust
Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 2pm
Choreography Competition and Evening of Dance – presented by Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October 2016 at 7pm
Monsters, Myths & Mysteries – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts
Saturday 15th October 2016 at 7.30pm
Sunday 16th October 2016 at 2pm
Adults £8.50, Concessions £8
West End Nights – presented by James Aconley & NAP Music Productions
All tickets £10
Halloween Extravaganza – presented by Y Musical Theatre
Sunday 30th October 2016 at 2pm
Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50
Hatton School of Performing Arts – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th November 2016 at 7.30pm
Sunday 13th November 2016 at 2pm
A Salute to the 1940s – presented by Groovy Gazza Productions in association with Lee James Associates
A Salute to the 1960s is a variety show packed full of the stars who kept the nation entertained during the dark years of 2 world wars. The show is now in its 5th year and is being rebooked everywhere it plays. This year we have added tributes in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of WW1.
Including all the regulars, George Formby, Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Gracie Fields, we have now added Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and occasional special guests. Plus recitals of the poems by Wilfred Owen.
Prepare yourself for an evening of pure entertainment. This show will have you on your feet singing along and waving your flags with pride. It is all held together by your very own air raid warden, Warden Braithwaite.
As soon as you walk into the room, you will be transported back into the 1940s, with flags, poster and bunting. This is truly a memorable show and will finish in a truly patriotic finale which will have you bursting with pride. Sell out shows around the country and now coming to your venue.
Sunday 20th November 2016 at 2.00pm
Adults £12.00, Concessions £10.00
Rowlies Academy of Dance – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7.30pm
Sunday 27th November 2016 at 2pm
Christmas Cracker 2016 – presented by YMCA Productions
Sunday 4th December 2016 at 2pm
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7.30pm
Cinderella - presented by YMCA Productions
YMCA Productions present their magical pantomime for 2016/2017!
Monday 26th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017
2pm performances 26th – 31st Dec & 2nd Jan
7.30pm performances 27th – 30th Dec
Into The Woods Jr - presented by PQA Scarborough
Sunday 15th January 2016
2pm & 7.30pm
All tickets £10
All information shown above is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change. Further details will be added as they become available.