Page last updated: 19th March at 3:43pm

Official Statement

We regret to announce that, in light of the most recent official government advice, the YMCA continues to suspend all building-based activities.

We are not currently selling tickets for any shows which take place before the end of June and we have had no choice but to cancel a number of productions.

All other YMCA activities have been cancelled until further notice.  We continue to keep the situation under constant review.

If you have bought tickets to a show that has been cancelled, then you are entitled to a refund. Many theatres are charitable enterprises like the YMCA Theatre, and have reached out to their audiences and asked for their support by donating their tickets. While ticketholders are all entitled to a refund for cancelled performances, the financial impact that refunding these tickets will have on us is vast. We urge anyone who can afford to donate the cost of their ticket, to show their support by doing so.

Our reception desk is now closed to the public. You can leave a message on our answer phone by calling 01723 374227

If you need to contact us for a refunds or enquiries, we will be reachable via email or on our social medias between the hours of 10am and 4pm.

Please follow this link in order to request a refund for your tickets Theatre Refund

For activity refunds please contact us via email or social media.

We will continue to update our audiences and members as to when the building will reopen.

We anticipate this to be a very busy time for our team and we thank you for your patience whilst we navigate this time. If we are not able to answer your call straight away, please leave a message, or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

As you will imagine, we are absolutely devastated to be in this position.  We only hope the situation improves rapidly and we are able to resume normal operations again soon.

You may have lots of questions, and we may not yet have all of the answers, so please bear with us while we get to grips with this very challenging situation.

We will continue to provide updates via our website and social channels.

Current Show Cancellations

The following upcoming shows have been cancelled either by the YMCA Theatre or the organisers of the show:

  • Rowlies Academy of Dance – An Evening with Rowlies
  • The Voice of Roy Orbison
  • Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet – The Magic of Dance
  • YMCA Productions – High School Musical
  • AM Danceworx – Going Solo
  • Brad & Owen’s Saturday Night Takeaway – Fundraiser
  • Anne Taylor – A Musical Journey
  • Scarborough Musicals – Kipps – The Half a Sixpence Musical
  • The Frankie Valli Songbook
  • Made In Motor City
  • Scarborough Dance Centre’s Production
  • YMCA Productions – Shrek the Musical
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • HMS Pinafore (West Yorkshire Savoyards)
  • Mr Cinders (UK Foundation for Dance)


Please find below FAQ for both our Activities and the YMCA Theatre

Theatre FAQ

A. At the moment we are hoping to re-open the Theatre on the 29th May. However, we continue to monitor the situation and will update our audiences with new information as and when we have it.

A. If the show has not been cancelled we are currently expecting it to go ahead.  We will contact you if, for any reason this changes and we must cancel further shows.


If you paid online using Ticketsource they will automatically process your refund. Please visit their website for time scales.

If you have paid by card or cash, please follow this link

A. If you have paid by cash or card, by not requesting a refund, you have already donated the price of your tickets and we thank you for continuing to support us.

If you have paid via Ticket Source, your refund will have already been processed. In this case, please contact us via phone to donate, or click here to do it online.

A. At the moment we are unable to reschedule any shows as our programme has already been confirmed for the year. However, if the show you have booked for is rescheduled we will contact you to let you know.

A. As there is no confirmed plan to reschedule the shows at current, we cannot exchange or transfer your tickets. You are entitled to a refund, or you can support us by donating the price of your ticket to the Theatre.

This applies to all shows except Brad and Owen’s Saturday Night Takeaway that has been postponed until 27th June. All pre-purchased tickets for this show will remain valid. 

A. Your half price ticket will remain valid for all of our remaining YMCA Productions shows in 2020, we will also extend the ticket to be valid for our Easter and Summer shows in 2021.

Activities FAQ

A. At the moment all activities are suspended until further notice.  Please keep up-to-date with our social media channels where any changes will be posted.

A. Yes, this suspension applies to all activities that take place at YMCA Scarborough regardless of who they are run by.

Unfortunately, we are not able to advise on the arrangements being made by the groups who use the YMCA to host their activities. Please contact your activity leader to discuss this with them.

You are of course entitled to a refund if you have paid for a YMCA activity which has now been cancelled. However, as you may know, YMCA Scarborough is a charitable enterprise and as such we are asking if our customers would be willing to donate fees they’ve already paid in order to support us through this time to ensure we are able to re-open at the end of this period.

Please contact us via email or social media. Alternatively please leave a message on our answer phone.

A. By not requesting a refund, you have already donated theses fees and we thank you for continuing to support us.

A. If you have a payment coming up, you can cancel your direct debit with your bank.
If it is too late to cancel or a payment has already been taken, please contact us for a refund.

Alternatively, if you are able to, you can donate the fees to YMCA Scarborough, for which we would be extremely grateful

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