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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. Keep up-to-date with what's happening at YMCA Scarborough. Sign-up here. 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.
Content Advisories
YMCA Productions - All of our productions are family friendly, however some of our musicals may contain mild language and suggestive themes. If you have any questions please email our productions director:
All other productions - Although the YMCA only allows productions which are of family friendly nature, we are not responsible for the content of our hirers shows and can not provide content advisories for them.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
presented by YMCA Productions

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Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm

Adult £12.50 - Concession £11.50
16 & under £10.50 - Family £40 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Groups of 10 or more £9.50 per ticket.
10% Discount for all NHS Staff

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes alive in the musical retelling.

Joseph -- the favourite son of Jacob -- is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognise him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.

Hooked on Musicals
presented by Hatton School of Performing Arts

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Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May at 7.30pm
Sunday 5th May at 2pm

Adult £9 - Concession - £8.50

Come along and join the Hatton School of Performing Arts paying tribute to Musicals old and new at their annual show.

The Love and Laughter Show
presented by Chase Me Productions

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Thursday 9th May at 2pm

All Seats £15

“The Love & Laughter Show”

Starring the Legendary TV & Theatre Comedian and Impressionist Duncan Norvelle and featuring International Engelbert Humperdinck Tribute Scott Dee. This is a show not to be missed. Having sold out in shows around the UK it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.

You will be delighted by Duncan’s inspirational comedy performance and thrilled by Scott’s pitch perfect tribute to the great star Engelbert Humperdinck, featuring all his best known hits.

With Special Guest Kevin Dean.    

 All in all, first class professional entertainment.                      

Battle of the Bands Dance Show
presented by AM Danceworx

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Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm
Sunday 12th May at 2pm

Adult £8 - Concession £7

AM Danceworx annual school dance show. 

A Night at the Opera
presented by Unclassified Productions

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Friday 17th May at 7.30pm

Adult £12.50 - Concession £10

A Night At The Opera starring International Soprano Francesca Santamaria with BBC award winning Vocalist and Britain’s got Talent Finalist Kieran Sutcliffe

Around the World
presented by Anne Taylors Academy of Dance

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Saturday 18th May at 7pm
Sunday 19th May at 2pm

Adult £9 - Concession £8.50

9 to 5
presented by Scarborough Musicals

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Tuesday 28th May to Saturday 1st June
7.30pm Daily

Adult £12 - Concession £10
Family £40 (2 Adults & 2 Concessions)

9 to 5 

The Smash Hit Broadway Musical by Dolly Parton

Phil Kay & Jay's Party Sing-A-Long
presented by PKE Productions

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Thursday 6th June at 2pm

All Seats £5

“Phil Kay & Jays Party Time Sing-a-long Show”

Featuring Lancashire’s “Wandering Minstrel”, Phil Kay, this show has been running for almost two years, including Christmas Specials, across Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. Heralded with much acclaim with comments like “The best shows we’ve ever seen” – “We didn’t know what to expect but what a hoot!”. “this is by far the best thing we’ve had here”.

Come along and have a laugh and exercise your vocal chords you will never regret it!

Full of hits from across the years and topped off with some comedy songs you have never heard before performed by a master of his craft Phil Kay. Techy stuff by the village idiot and sidekick Jay!!

Words and choruses on the big screen. So, no excuse for not joining in the fun!

Gimme ABBA

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Friday 7th June at 8pm

Adult £16.50 - Concession £15
16 and Under £12

“ABBA have left a fine musical legacy, and it's in good hands.”

Gimme Abba have been performing this fabulous tribute to ABBA for over 19 years, and in 2019 they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary!

 After 20 years of performances, Gimme Abba are now established as one of the best loved UK tributes to Abba! This unique stage show has developed over the years into more than just another ABBA tribute show, reproducing the charismatic stage presence of the flamboyant and glam front four.

 This complete and superb ABBA show comes with a repertoire that draws from the greatest hits of Sweden's most famous export. Totalling over two-hours, this performance is jam-packed with all the popular Abba songs and includes fascinating theatrical elements, many costume changes, choreographed dance routines and four-part vocal harmonies that come together to re-create that original ABBA party feel.

 This spectacular show will wow the audience with fascinating lighting and special effects. This is not just another Abba tribute but a ‘truly complete and exciting Abba experience’. This show is suitable for all age groups and is not to be missed!

 "The humour, energy and enjoyment generated on stage delights audiences" and provides a light hearted side to our ever evolving show, without compromising the integrity of the performance. Abba’s music has stood the test of time and is a testament to the exceptional song writing of Benny and Björn, "being able to perform them for you is both a privilege and an honour, and one that we do not take lightly!" - Lawrence, Benny.

 Since forming 20 years ago, Gimme ABBA have enjoyed theatre shows, concerts and festivals worldwide with performances in France, Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Brazil, Portugal and nationwide in the United Kingdom.

 So what are you waiting for?

Dust off those platforms! Put on those flares!

and come on our nostalgic trip back to the 70s

Floyd in the Flesh? - The Sounds of Pink Floyd
presented by DBR Promotions Ltd

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Saturday 8th June at 7.30pm

Tickets £16

"From the subtle beauty of “Coming Back to Life” to the all-out rock of “Run Like Hell” this incredible, 8-piece, fully live tribute to the one and only Pink Floyd deliver on every level.

You will be taken on a musical journey through all of the classic Floyd tracks from the 1967 classic “Astronomy Domine” through super hits like “Another Brick in the Wall” and “Wish you were Here”, featuring breath-taking performances of tracks such as “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Comfortably Numb” featuring some of the country’s most talented musicians, this really is a show not to be missed by any fan of amazing live music.

Featuring a spell binding Light and Laser Show and with stunning, authentic projections up on that iconic circular screen, this truly is a show, not just a performance or gig. You will be fully immersed into the atmosphere, sights and sounds of a real Pink Floyd live show. You may even see appearances from inflatable characters like the Big Pig and The Teacher!

The band have been praised for their relaxed and friendly on-stage presence. You will find no egos here and the band are all true fans of Pink Floyd, happy to let the incredible music take centre stage. They love nothing better than joining together with the audience to celebrate the music of one of the UK’s best and most iconic bands of all time, why not stay a while at the end of the show to have a chat with the band?"

Made in Motown Sounds of the Motorcity
presented by Made in Motown

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Friday 14th June at 7.30pm

Adult - £15
Concession - £13


High School Musical Jr
presented by PQA Scarborough

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Saturday 15th June at 2pm and 7.30pm

All Seats £15

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

The Wizard of OZ
presented by YMCA Productions

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23rd July to 29th August 2019
Every Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday at 7.30pm

Adult £12.50 - Concession £11.50
16 & Under £10.50
Family £40 (2 Adults & 2 Concessions)

THE WIZARD OF OZ - Presented by YMCA Productions

L. Frank Baum’s classic novel comes to life in The Wizard of Oz. This faithful adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company features all the most beloved songs and moments from the 1939 classic film, brought to life onstage. Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters: good witches, bad witches, animals that talk, scarecrows that walk, and things magical to behold. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City. Along the way, she makes new friends, but must also brave many dangers, including the Wicked Witch of the West, who will stop at nothing to get her hands on Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers. To make it home safely, Dorothy must learn an important lesson: there’s no place like home.

One Night of Billy Joel with Robert Schmuck

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Friday 9th August at 7.30pm

All Seats £17
Early Bird £10 (First 50)

One Night of Billy Joel

 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!


 Friday 9th August, 7.30pm 

Tickets: £17

Early Bird: £10 (first 50 tickets only)

The Cloughton Rat Pack

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Friday 16th August at 7.30pm

All Tickets £12.50

The Cloughton Rat Pack are a group of five local lads - Paul Mintoft (Sog), Steve Chambers, Tim Osbourne, Clive Welburn and Jeremy (Jez) Pratt - who all have a love of the sounds and humour of the famous Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

The show features many of the songs made famous by these huge American icons. All backed by the fantastic King Willy's Big Band, under the direction of Will Oseland. There will also be madcap humour and antics in abundance!

The Cloughton Rat Pack have donated all the proceeds from their previous shows to local charities. They have raised thousands over the last couple of years. Tonight's lucky charities are Saint Catherine's and Scarborough YMCA.

RAT PACK taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The RAT PACK was a super-group of actors originally centred on their leader, Frank Sinatra. Later it was revealed by Sinatra that Joey Bishop headed the bunch. By the 1960's, it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group that called itself "the Summit" or "the Clan", featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop; they appeared together on stage and in films in the early 1960s, including the movies Ocean's 11, Sergents 3, and Robin and the 7 Hoods (in the last film, Bing Crosby replaced Lawford). Sinatra, Martin, and Davis were regarded as the group's lead members.

The George Michael Story
presented by Reveal Media Promotions

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Friday 23 August at 7.30pm

All Seats £20

Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK. The only truly accurate
tribute to George Michael.
The only touring show to perform George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story
tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.
The show starts with George in the Wham! days and then into the Grammy Award winning ‘Faith’ album.
After the interval we have George’s more mature hits, and touch on some of his emotional and heartfelt
A full live band with video screens supporting the show including video footage of George and interviews
with the man himself.
A fun and emotional night culminating in a finale that is guaranteed to surprise & have the audience singing
Expect to be taken on a musical journey of George’s biggest hits celebrating his life and generosity.
5% of ticket sale prots and 20% of merchandise sale prots from this show will be donated to George
Michael’s Charities!

The Rod Stewart Song Book

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Friday 30th August at 7.30pm

Pete McCall is The Rod Stewart Songbook at all venues across the UK.

The consummate professional whose vocal ability and attention to detail shine through in every way, from the opening number through to the last Rod Stewart song of the set. 

Pete naturally sounds like Rod and his voice is without doubt the closest to the great man’s that there is.
No detail has been overlooked, even the white mic stand comes from the people who supply to Rod.
Put your trust in a truly extraordinary professional Rod Stewart tribute act with exquisite vocals and all the right moves.
Entertainment is guaranteed and a quality night of audience participation is assured.
Wherever the venue your audience will be guaranteed a night they will never forget.
Pete McCall delivers the very best.
Even the great Rod Stewart himself would be proud of the tribute paid to him by Pete McCall.

The Pirates of Penzance
presented by West Yorkshire Savoyards

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Sunday 22nd September at 3pm

Adult £15 - Concession £14

This September, the West Yorkshire Savoyards  return to Scarborough with the favourite, swashbuckling, Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera.


Fire and Rain Perform an evening featuring the songs of James Taylor and Carole King
presented by Fire and Rain

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Wednesday 25th September at 7:30pm

Tickets £12

Fire & Rain - Supported by Gracie Falls

(perform the Music of James Taylor & Carole King)
Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act.  It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love.
Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility.  Incredibly in-demand musicians in their own right, Tom Townsend (The Tom Townsend Blues Band) Rich Adams & Mark Gordon (Stony), Paul Tilley and Bob Walker abandon their usual bands and projects for this one-off tour to bring the joy of Taylor & King’s music to you in what they call a ‘magical musical holiday’.
The band is delighted that Gracie Falls and Alex Staples will be supporting them on a number of the concerts. Gracie is an award winning singer and songwriter in her own right, and she will be accompanied by the wonderful guitarist Alex Staples.
Building on the success of the last few years, ‘Fire and Rain’ are delighted to be able to bring this wonderful concert to the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough and hope that you will join them to celebrate the music of two timeless singer songwriters and performers in what will be a memorable evening of first class entertainment. 


Gracie Falls has the voice of an angel. Her haunting melodies and engaging lyrics draws the listener to the stories she has to tell. From slow ballads to lively renditions of her own songs and a few country ballad covers she takes you on her musical journey. It is hardly surprising that SHE IS A NATIONAL AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER and worthy of it. Gracie beat three female song writing talents in the 2016 London final of the UK unsigned songwriter of the year 2016.
Gracie is frequently backed by her partner Alex Staples who is an amazing guitar accompanist.
The following two reviews probably best sum up Gracie –but come to see her and judge for yourself!
"Gracie's 3 words to describe her music are "emotive, unique, and relatable".  And to describe herself: "bubbly, passionate and headstrong".  After speaking to her I can add many more positive words to describe her; confident, friendly, professional, driven and down to earth being just a few.  And of course she is incredibly talented.    
Her music is poignant and her lyrics engaging.  Her songs will linger in your mind long after they've finished."   
Lucy, Britz n Beatz
"I was massively impressed with Gracie. She has one of those really lovely angelic voices and the whole audience was rapt with her, you could've heard a pin drop at certain times...her voice just rang out across the wood. I just stood there completely transfixed by that..."
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 - Latitude Festival 2016

Strong Enough
presented by EMPA Productions

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Friday 8th November at 7.30pm

All Seats £17

Join us for a breathtaking concert as we Turn back time and celebrate the Queen of pop and rock, Cher. A dazzling show which celebrates her career spanning across 6 decades with Europes Number 1 Cher tribute, full live band and her cast of dancers. Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher as we travel through time recreating all her smash hits, the hair and outstanding costumes in this celebration concert of her outstanding career. Featuring songs If I could turn back time, GypsysTramps & ThievesI found someone, Just Like Jesse James, Walking in MemphisStrong Enough, Believe and songs fromMamma Mia and her new album Dancing Queen.

Take a look at our theatre teaser trailer here:

RULE THE WORLD - Official Number 1 TAKE THAT Tribute Band

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Friday 6th December at 7.30pm

Tickets £19.50
10% Discount for NHS Staff and Volunteers

'RULE THE WORLD' have been recognised as the Number 1 Take That tribute act in the world. They recently appeared alongside Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters and the real TAKE THAT on BBC1's 'THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW'. After hearing Dan Maines speak, a stunned GARY BARLOW said in amazement "He sounds just me!". Gary then also praised the band saying "These guys are good!".

'RULE THE WORLD' have also been featured on ITV1's 'DAYBREAK' and have had rave reviews from many people including TV personality Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Van Outen, Jason Orange's mother and GARY BARLOW himself, who tweeted the band to say he thought they are "brilliant". They are the ONLY Take That tribute show in the land to have ever been praised by Take That's lead singer!

The band have performed at many prestigious events around the world. They've performed at a private party for 'COLDPLAY' and their management team, attended by many celebrity guests. They have also performed with the cast of ITV1's 'EMMERDALE' and have been very fortunate to travel the world playing large outdoor festivals in Germany, Austria, Ireland and more. They have performed as a headline on ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES  and have a big contract with BUTLINS HOLIDAY PARKS, where they regularly perform alongside S CLUB 7, EAST 17, DAMAGE, GARETH GATES and BOBBY DAVRO. They have performed a 3 year tour with their live band and backing dancers in many amazing UK theatres including; The Palace - Manchester, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Grand - Leeds, Grand Opera House - York to name just a few. 

This show is an accurate portrayal of a TAKE THAT and features all the biggest hits including; 'Never Forget', 'Greatest Day', 'Back for Good', 'Relight My Fire', 'Everything Changes', 'Shine', 'Pray' and many more. 

See the MUST SEE act of the year and watch the world come alive with the recreation that will no doubt RULE THE WORLD.

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.