• Coastival

    Coastival - a biennial arts festival held in February in Scarborough is organised by Create. There are over 100 events covering comedy, art, theatre, music, films and much more…. Not forgetting the opening outdoor spectacular with light, lanterns and music. There's no finer place to be for all that's best in arts and culture in Yorkshire.

    Crescent Arts

    Contemporary art gallery and studio workspace.

    Stephen Joseph Theatre

    Theatre, cinema and repertory theatre company.

    Scarborough Art Gallery

    Municipal art gallery exhibiting a fine permanent collection and has a very high quality changing exhibition programme.

    Woodend Creative

    Woodend Creative is an innovative building designed to support the creative industries in Scarborough. Aside from the Art and Craft Gallery, Woodend provides high quality and fully equipped office accommodation, a superb range of meeting spaces and high tech video conferencing facilities.

    Electric Angel Gallery

    A small (really, really small) independent gallery in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Part of the Electric Angel Design Studio. Every few months someone new exhibits in ‘the tiny gallery with a big heart’.

    Blandscliff Art Gallery and Studio

    Small private gallery with studio space.


    Whitby based world music promoters of the exceptional annual Musicport world music festival (held at Whitby Pavilion) and the regular Compass Club music nights.

    Scarborough Jazz Festival

    Three days of high quality jazz at Scarborough Spa. 'A Classy Jazz three-dayer'The Guardian

    Scarborough Jazz

    Scarborough Jazz has been running every week, with a short Christmas break, for over twenty years. Out-of-town "name" bands are booked approximately once a month and these are the occasions when there is a small door charge. On other occasions the resident trio backs front line musicians, mostly from the North of England. Follow this link to find out more.

    Scarborough Orchestra

    The Scarborough Symphony Orchestra consists of about 65-70 players, who between them give well over 6000 hours of their time every year to preparing public performances.

    High Tide Magazine

    Your essential guide to Scarborough and beyond bringing you our selection of all the best cultural, arts, sports and leisure events.

    Scarborough Literature Festival

    Scarborough's annual literature festival which brings top writers to the town for 'The Long Weekend' every spring.

    North Yorkshire Festivals

    In every part of York and North Yorkshire there are festival celebrations with an astonishing range of cultural, sporting, agricultural, gastronomic and artistic activity. This website is for tourists and residents wishing to find out about the festivals of York & North Yorkshire and festival organisers wanting help and guidance on how to set up and run an event.

    Creative Industries North Yorkshire

    The Creative North Yorkshire website is designed to help and support creative practitioners and creative businesses across York & North Yorkshire. The site has a range of features to encourage networking and new activities, and provides information and opportunities for those working in the arts-based creative industries in York & North Yorkshire and creative businesses that are available for work and commissions throughout the UK and abroad.

    Scarborough Studio

    The Old Parcels Office project at Scarborough railway is working to convert the open space to exhibition/teaching space and studio's.

    Hospital Arts (HAFNEY)

    Works in North East Yorkshire to relieve sickness and preserve and protect physical, mental and emotional health particularly through the use of the arts.

    Stephen Joseph Theatre Outreach

    Encourage people to engage with the work of the Stephen Joseph Theatre through work experience, placements, projects, courses and tours of the theatre.

    Arts & Culture Forum

    Regular public meetings to discuss local issues in arts and culture.

    Digital Scarborough

    Works to enhance and promote the digital economy in the Scarborough region.

    Scarborough Museums Trust

    Looking after and sharing Scarborough’s heritage, collections and their stories. They run the Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum.

    Pannett Art Gallery

    Whitby’s art gallery hosting permanent collections - the Weatherill Collection and the Staithes Group of Artists.

    Script Yorkshire

    The region’s only support and advocacy organisation for script writers across performance and broadcast media.

    Valley Press

    An independent publisher of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, based in Scarborough.

    Acoustic Gathering

    A unique, laid back music festival set in the beautiful surroundings of Peasholm Park, North Bay Scarborough.

    Scarborough Blues Club

    'Club Nights' each Thursday at Sigma Bar, The Cask, Scarborough.

    The Studio Gallery

    Set up by artist, Helen Birmingham, not only as a place to make and show her own work, but also as an opportunity for other artists, poets and performers to show their work in an informal but professional setting.

    The Art Workshops

    Exhibitions, events and workshops on South Street, South Cliff, Scarborough.


  • Celebrate North Yorkshire

    Advocacy and support for voluntary arts groups, societies and clubs, who provide opportunities for thousands of people to take part in voluntary arts activity every week including exhibitions, choral evenings, pantomimes and plays, displays and demonstrations, festivals and outings.

    Scarborough Musicals

    A friendly and active musical theatre group.

    Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery

    Lively and enthusiastic people who care about art galleries and museums, supporting and promoting Scarborough Art Gallery and its collections of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings.

    Scarborough YMCA

    Giving young people a range of opportunities to build their self-confidence, make new friends and improve their ability to work with others, and to give something back to the wider community.

    Scarborough Art Society

    Fostering the study and practice of art in Scarborough with meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.

    Scarborough Civic Society

    Encourages civic pride in the beauty, history and character of Scarborough and its surroundings.

    Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

    Interesting exhibits and information about Scarborough's maritime past.

    Castle Community Craft Network

    Regular creative and craft sessions in Scarborough’s Old Town.

    Scarborough Writers Group

    Members share practical writing experience, and encourage both new and more experienced writers.

    Ebberston Workshops

    The Workshop offers traditional & contemporary craft classes and workshops in the village of Ebberston.

    Whitby Photographic Society

    Welcomes new members, especially beginners but also photographers of all standards who wish to improve their photographic skills or share their knowledge with others. Between the months of October and May, they operate a packed schedule of events ranging from visiting speakers to members' presentations of their own photographic works.

    WHITBY Writers Group

    WHITBY Writers Group meets at the Kirkham Centre, Kirkham Close, Whitby, on the first and third Friday of each month at 11am-1pm. New members are welcome. For details contact the chairman on 820278.

    Whitby Community Choir

    The choir has grown to around 25 members, meets on Wednesday evening 7.15-9.00 and performs regularly in the local area.

    Filey Art Society

    Workshops - Exhibitions - Demonstrations and Courses. Meetings every Thursday 9 – 12 at Evron Centre - Filey


  • Arts Council England

    The national body for the arts in England.

    Art Connections

    Visual Art specialists who support the development of visual artists in North Yorkshire.

    Creative Coast

    If you are working, studying or just starting out in the creative or digital sector, Creative Coast is here to support and promote you and your work. Creative Coast is an independent network run by and for the creative community of the North Yorkshire Coast — that’s people like you working in the arts, design and new media. Join for free.

    Voluntary Arts

    Promoting participation in creative cultural activities.

    Celebrate North Yorkshire

    Advocacy and support for voluntary arts groups, societies and clubs, who provide opportunities for thousands of people to take part in voluntary arts activity every week including exhibitions, choral evenings, pantomimes and plays, displays and demonstrations, festivals and outings.

    Creative Industry Development Agency (CIDA)

    Huddersfield based creative industries support agency with a regional remit.

    Department of Culture Media and Sport

    Government agency responsible for the arts and creative industries. A good site for discovering what the government thinks about this sector and what it claims it is doing about it.

    Festivals North Yorkshire

    Supporting festival organisers throughout York & North Yorkshire by offering training and networking events, providing information and advice on areas of interest such as funding and marketing. The website also hosts a calendar to which organisers can add their festival and an advice and useful documents section.


    Leeds based audio visual resource that is responsible for the Leeds ‘Evolution’ film festival, but also has great audio visual equipment for hire at a discount to arts organisations

    Awards for All

    Awards for All is a Lottery grants scheme for local communities.

    Ryedale Voluntary Action

    Ryedale Voluntary Action is the agency supporting voluntary and community groups within the Ryedale area.

    Chrysalis Arts

    Chrysalis Arts is an artist-led public art company, training and arts development agency based in the North Yorkshire village of Gargrave.

    Heritage Lottery Fund

    Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions they invest in every part of our diverse heritage.

    Big Lottery

    Every year BIG gives out millions of pounds from the National Lottery to good causes. Our money goes to community groups and projects that improve health, education and the environment.


    GRANTfinder is the UK's leading grants and policy database and includes details in excess of 7,000 funding opportunities.

    Funding Central

    Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information.


    Find funding for your project, initiative or organisation. Learn more about mobility schemes, foundations, corporate sponsorship, philanthropy and alternative sources of funding.

    Ideas Tap

    A huge resource list of hundreds of other schemes, bursaries and competitions out there to help you get your creative project off the ground.


    Helps small businesses, charitable and community groups to find suitable funding.


  • Last Laugh Comedy Club

    Three of the best stand-up comics from the UK and abroad every Saturday at Scarborough Spa. A fantastic night out: over two hours of top class comedy rounded off by a nice n cheesy disco until the early hours!