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.


Abracadabra! Your £10 donation becomes £20!

It’s true!  We’re not magicians, but for a limited time, donations of up to £10 made through www.localgiving.com/scarboroughymca will be matched pound for pound by localgiving.com

You can find more information on the localgiving.com website, but in a nutshell, there has never been a better time to donate to Scarborough YMCA and it will only take a few minutes to set up.

Just click here to be taken to the website.  Make your donation of up to £10 (monthly or one-off) and it will automatically be matched – but don’t delay – the match fund starts today and will run out as soon as all the fund has been claimed.

If you are able to set up a monthly direct debit for £10, the first six months’ donations will be matched, meaning that your £10 per month will be worth £120 to Scarborough YMCA!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.  Thank you so much for your support.


Kindle prize winner

The winner of the Kindle Paperwhite offered in our summer prize draw has been announced.

Find out who won here



Read our latest newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available, full of the latest news from Scarborough YMCA.

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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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