The theatre is a traditional proscenium arch with seating for up to 380, this accommodation is made up of 236 seats in the stalls, (of which four are wheelchair access spaces), while the remainder of the seating comprises the tiered circle.
Built in 1878 the theatre is well equipped with up-to-date sound and lighting facilities yet retains the wonderful atmosphere of its Victorian origins. Having undergone recent refurbishment the stalls are now removable, providing space for a dance hall, thus enabling the theatre to be used as it was in the 1940's.
The Theatre Bar is intimate and cosy it has extensive sea views and is the perfect meeting place before a show and is always popular afterwards.
The theatre is home to a wide and varied mix of entertainment including plays; traditional drama, pantomimes, musicals and comedy. Concerts, tribute shows, music hall and variety shows ensure that audiences of all ages will find something they enjoy. The venue itself is popular with touring companies and performers who enjoy visiting here.
Complementing the professional programme, the theatre is supported by a number of local societies and organisations. 2007 brings a varied programme of entertainments including 'Friday Night's Variety Night', 'Antique Antics' with Eric Knowles, and 'Sounds of the 60's'
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Sat 1 Mar - Fri 31 Oct 2014||Mon - Sun 09:00 to 17:00|
|Sun 1 Mar - Sat 31 Oct 2015||Mon - Sun 09:00 to 17:00|
Prices vary dependant on event.
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From A1(M)/M1 jct 45 take A64 east (York ring road south). Follow A169 from Malton through Pickering over the moors to A171 jct. Turn right to Whitby and follow West Cliff signs. Other routes, A171 from Middlesbrough or from Scarborough.
Access road to theatre descends from Cook Memorial at eastern end of West Cliff. Car parking (Pay and Display) on access road or West Cliff, or seafront (free).
Public Transport Details
Bus - Access road to theatre from Cook Memorial may be reached via circular routes of town Tour Buses from many points of Whitby and by circular route of the steam bus from many points on the West side of Whitby.