YMCA Leisure Centre


Scarborough YMCA

Contrary to the picture often ‘painted’ by today’s media, young people do not all have great self-confidence and are not disproportionately disruptive, unruly, lazy, dangerous and rude. 

Today’s young people face many challenges on their road to adulthood.  Compared to previous generations, they may face greater levels of parental unemployment, a greater percentage of lone-parent families, huge competition for every job vacancy, a proliferation of dubious role-models and the negative stereo-typing of young people to name just a few.

Everyone can benefit from having somewhere that provides opportunities to develop existing skills, learn new ones, meet and make new friends outside their current group, learn how to get along with people of all ages and abilities and be part of making a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Scarborough YMCA has been providing these opportunities for many decades.

In addition, our engaging, life-enhancing activities help to improve self-confidence, self-worth and practical ways to improve employment prospects.

All YMCAs are locally managed to respond to the needs of the community. In Scarborough we have developed a strong reputation for engaging people of all ages in a variety of activities including dance, singing, sport, arts and volunteering, as well as on- and off-stage opportunities in our 290-seat community theatre.

As well as being home to a number of Dance and Performance Schools, we offer meeting rooms, dance studios and a gymnasium for hire. Mini Monkey Gym and FitSteps both run their sessions at Scarborough YMCA. We also offer Ju Jitsu, Fencing and Musical Theatre classes.

We have a very well-equipped 290-seat theatre which plays host to numerous productions each year. Our theatre is also ideal for companies or groups wishing to deliver a seminar, training session or presentation to a large group in comfort. Click here for more information on Forthcoming Productions.

We are always keen to show people around and find that most are surprised by what we have to offer.


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Latest YMCA newsletter

Our new newsletter, filled with all the latest news about performances, events and activities at the YMCA is now available.

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Little Shop of Horrors

 LSoH Audition Poster


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Our House - the Madness Musical

We are delighted to announce that we will be staging the fantastical Madness Musical - Our House, from 9th - 11th April 2015. 

The story follows Camden lad Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birthday, makes a decision that will change his life.  Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street.  Things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up.  Joe's life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the Police.

You can purchase tickets online - click here

Our House Performance Poster 


Move your club / group to the YMCA

Are you involved in a club or group that would benefit from relocating to the YMCA? We are ideally located near the town centre, are on a main bus route and have a range of rooms available through the day or evening. We would love to talk to you about moving your group to the YMCA.

Call Steve Marsh on (01723) 374227 to arrange a no-obligation visit.

Rooms available for rent

Are you looking to hire a studio or meeting room near the town centre?

Call Steve Marsh on (01723) 374227 to arrange a no-obligation visit.


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