Theatre Shows
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At the YMCA Theatre, we play host to many fantastic musicals, pantomimes, dance school shows, plays and tribute acts 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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You can buy tickets for productions at the YMCA Theatre from our Box Office or over the telephone, and for most of the shows you can also purchase online.


The Benson Stage Academy – presented by The Benson Stage Academy

Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th March 2017 at 7.15pmBook now

All Seats £8










An Afternoon with Rowlies Academy – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance

Sunday 19th March 2017 at 2pmBook now

Adults £8.50, Concessions £7.50










One Night of Billy Joel with Robert Schmuck

billy-joel-posterSaturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Tickets £15.  Early-bird offer of £11 per ticket for the first 40 tickets!

Featuring all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits, including Uptown Girl, Piano Man, Just The Way You Are, River of Dreams, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, She’s Always A Woman, The Longest Time, We Didn’t Start The Fire and many more!

‘One Night of Billy Joel’ is a celebration of one of the world#s most successful recording artists.Robert Schmuck and his six-piece live band deliver an electrifying performance in a non-stop, hit-packed show, which promises to be a night like no other!




The Jukes – Down at the Diner

Friday 31st March 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Adults £14

Concessions £13

Children (16 years and under) £10

Family (2 Adults & 2 Concs) £40

At the end of a working day in the late 60’s, four normal working lads end a daily shift – drinking strawberry milkshakes and ice-cold cokes.

They discover that they all have a passion for music.  Over in the corner is a “Rock-Ola” jukebox with all the big hits from the 50’s and 60’s.  They listen with intent, dream and chat about making the leap across the pond to become stars themselves.  They rehearse in the hope that one day they will be on their way to stardom.

This show is about how four ordinary guys make it BIG!

A king-sized portion of the best loved American music from the 50’s and 60’s, including hits performed by Frankie Valli, Elvis, the Righteous Brothers and the Everley Brothers.


Derek Ryan in Concert – presented by Made of Gold Entertainment

dr_uktour_2017-scarbSaturday 1st April 2017 at 8.00pmBook now
All seats £21


Derek Ryan has become one of country music’s leading entertainers and makes his highly anticipated visit to Scarborough for a performance of his self-penned hits along with a sprinkling of country classics. His shows contain music featured on his studio albums including ‘God’s Plan’, ‘Life Is A River’ and ‘Hold on to your Hat’.

Derek’s rise to stardom on the country scene has been at a phenomenal rate, with few other country stars having made such an impact. With two Irish Number One albums, sell-out shows at home and abroad and fistfuls of music awards to his name including Entertainer Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Best Live Performer. But he is perhaps proudest of the award winning recognition for his songwriting abilities at the Sunday World and Irish Country Music Awards.

Dozens of artists including evergreen multi-million selling star Daniel O’Donnell underlined the industry wide admiration for Derek’s songwriting talents by recording versions of God’s Plan. Since then, with a combination of terrific talent, admirable determination and a continuous desire to do better, Derek’s career has kept on reaching progressively greater heights.

2017 will see the first UK tour for Derek since the release of his magnificent seventh and eighth albums simultaneously, Happy Man and This is Me.

Derek fulfilled a long cherished dream of recording in the USA last January working with Nashville producing ‘royalty’, Jeff Balding whose studio credits include Don Henley, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain.

More information on Derek Ryan is available from derekryanmusic.com.


Magic of Dance – presented by Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Friday 7th to Saturday 8th April 2017


Footloose – presented by YMCA Productions

Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Adults £12, Concessions £11,

Children (16 and under) £10,

Family (2 Adults & 2 Conc) £35

Group rate available for 10 seats or more £8.50 each

Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago, moves with his mother to the small town of Bomont after his father leaves them.  Upon arriving, Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including Reverend Bomont.  The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unacceptable.  With the help of Ariel (Reverend Bomont’s daughter) and Willard (a country bumpkin who becomes his best friend), Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the townsfolk heal from the tragedy that affected them all.

With popular numbers including ‘Holding Out for a Hero’ and ‘Let’s Hear it for the Boy’, as well as ‘Footloose’ of course, this high energy musical will have audiences singing along.


Fifty Shades of Hatton – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April 2017Book now

Adults £8.50, Concessions £8


AM Danceworx – presented by AM Danceworx

Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th May 2017


Yesterday Once More…The Karen Carpenter Story

Saturday 13th May 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Adults £16, Concessions £14


“Yesterday Once More” was created in 2016 with the intention of being much more than a musical tribute.

Rebecca Robinson and Mark Heller have made this production unique, with their own intimate performances of the “CARPENTERS” music beautifully and complementing the story-telling of Karen’s tragic life.

The show incorporates all of the “CARPENTERS” favourite hits, taking you on a nostalgic journey through the life and times of their music.

Rebecca and Mark give stunning performances of “Close To You”, “Top Of The World”, “Sing”, “Superstar”, “Rainy Days and Mondays”, “Please Mr Postman” and many more.

Karen’s poignant story, together with the unmistakable music and lyrics of the “CARPENTERS”, makes this a show that lives long in the hearts of its audience.


Anne Taylor’s Academy of Dance – presented by Anne Taylor’s Academy of Dance

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st May 2017


Legally Blonde – presented by Scarborough Musicals

Tuesday 30th May to Saturday 3rd June 2017Book now

Adults £12, Concessions £10, Family (2 Adults & 2 Concessions) £35


Twilight Rocks & Twilight Sparkles – presented by Twilight Productions

Twilight Poster June 2017Saturday 10th June 2017Book now

Adults £8, Concessions £7

A fantastic show offering two for one, featuring music from Queen, BonJovi, including popular musical We Will Rock You & Rock of Ages to Jazz, Swing, Pop & more!

Twilight Rocks! From rock musicals & popular rock bands, the stage is set to have you dancing in your seat! With moving sets, creative lighting, fantastic costumes, this half guarantees you will be reaching for your air guitar!

Twilight Sparkles! This half brings the Las Vegas Show theme alive onstage with feathers ‘n’ sparkle and an imaginative, colourful set! From big musical numbers, some featuring 60 performers to swing, jass & much more this is definitely an all singing, all dancing, all blinging performance!

For further information contact Twilight Productions.  Call: 07538728766, Email twilightfour@aol.com


Beyond A Joke (by Derek Benfield) – presented by Phoenix Drama

Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Adults £8, Concessions £7

Phoenix Drama are celebrating their 70th Anniversary by presenting the comedy ‘Beyond A Joke’ by Derek Benfield.

This hilarious comedy concerns several fatalities that have occurred in Jane and Andrew’s country house.  When their daughter’s boyfriend arrives for the weekend, he gets the idea that the fatalities are due to something more sinister than ‘accidents’.

When the new vicar calls for tea, the action becomes riotous and the audience will wonder if they are ‘accidents’.

A fun-filled evening’s entertainment.


Scarborough Dance Centre – presented by Scarborough Dance Centre

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017


Y-Musical Theatre School – presented by Y-Musical Theatre School

Friday 1st to Saturday 2nd July 2017


Sister Act – the Musical – presented by YMCA Productions

sister-act-teaser-posterTuesday 25th July to Thursday 31st August 2017


This glittering tribute to the power of friendship, sisterhood and music, tells the story of Delores Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes an unexpected turn when she stumbles upon a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the last place anyone is expected to look – a Convent!  Under disguise as a nun and under the continuous watch of a suspicious Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own.

Playing three times a week for six weeks over the summer (25th July – 31st August), Sister Act is expected to be a huge hit with our audiences.




Musical Mashup 2017 – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance

Saturdays 29th July – 2nd September 2017 at 7.30pm


Blues Brothers Tribute Show – presented by The Soul Bros

Friday 4th August 2017 at 7.30pm


NAP Productions

Fridays 11th and 25th August 2017 at 7.30pm


“Rule the World” as Take That

Friday 1st September 2017 at 8.00pmBook now
All seats £16

Group offer: Buy 10 tickets, get one free

‘Rule The World’ have been featured on BBC1’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’ alongside the REAL TAKE THAT! When he heard Dan speak, the real Gary Barlow immediately exclaimed “He sounds like me!”

The band have also been featured on ITV1′s ‘Daybreak’ and are the ONLY ‘Take That’ Tribute to have received praise from the real GARY BARLOW who called the act “Brilliant”. An accolade indeed! They have also had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson and Jason Orange’s mother herself.

Having performed for Coldplay, this Take That tribute act really is the best tribute to Take That around!

Book now to make up your own mind!


Beauty & the Beast and Aladdin – presented by Twilight Productions

Twilight Poster September 2017Saturday 9th to Sunday 10th September 2017Book now

Adults £8, Concessions £7

Twilight productions are back with highlights from two of the world’s biggest musicals – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & Aladdin!

These timeless tales enjoyed repeated success on the big screen, Broadway and beyond, and thanks to their unforgettable soundtracks, with both scores winning awards including Disney’s first Oscar for the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack!

Twilight productions will present some of the most popular songs from each whilst following  the magical storylines. Colourful costumes and dazzling lighting will compliment the fantastic vocals of various Twilight classes who will be performing, ranging from junior musical theatre students through to the Twilight community choir and the adult vocal group.

So, don’t be left WISHING you’d bought a ticket, book yours now and join us for a TALE AS OLD AS TIME…


The Sorcerer – presented by West Yorkshire Savoyards

Sunday 17th September 2017


Bootleg Bee Gees

Friday 22nd September 2017 at 7.30pmBook now

Adults £16, Concessions £15

The top Bee Gees tribute band in Europe

The Bootleg BEE GEES have played all over the world, performing in theatres, festivals, and on national television (Channel 4 and Sky1), thrilling crowds with their amazing recreation of the look and sound of the Brothers Gibb.

All the greatest hits are featured in the show; from the funky sounds of Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, and You Should Be Dancing, to sixties classics like Massachusetts and Words and all those brilliant Bee Gee songs made famous by other artists, such as Chain Reaction (Diana Ross), Islands in the Stream (Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton), Tragedy (Steps), How Deep is Your Love (Take That) and Grease (Frankie Valli).

“Awesome! Stupendous! Fabulous! Terrific! Amazing! Brilliant!”

Steve Brookes, Manager of Studio Theatre, Isle of Man

“WOW! They were fantastic!”

Stacy Mills, Hampton Hill Playhouse


Scarborough Mencap 

Sunday 24th September 2017


Ruddigore – presented by UK Foundation for Dance

Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017


Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet – presented by Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October 2017


Hatton School of Performing Arts – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October 2017


Y-Musical Theatre School – presented by Y-Musical Theatre School

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2017


Hattons School of Performing Arts – presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts

Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th November 2017


Voulez Vous – ABBA Tribute

Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.30pm


Sincerely Yours… The Vera Lynn Story

Sunday 19th November 2017 at 2pmBook now

Adults £15, Concessions £14










Annual Academy Dance Show – presented by Rowlies Academy of Dance

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017


Christmas Cracker 2017 – presented by YMCA Productions

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December 2017


Rockin’ Carols

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th December 2017


Aladdin – presented by YMCA Productions

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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.






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