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. We also offer Ju Jitsu, Fencing and Musical Theatre classes and Krashlabs are based at the YMCA.

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.



Join in and be part of our Christmas show!

Download the Audition Pack for Christmas Cracker here

Christmas Cracker Audition Poster 2015



Have you been to our Zumba Class on Wednesday nights?

Nicky Zumba web poster


Basketball Poster 2015


Youth Club Poster






We are looking to appoint new Trustees with the necessary blend of skills and experience to help lead Scarborough YMCA through the next phase of our development.
We invite applications from forward-thinking individuals with expertise in the following areas: 
Business development;
Education/Social Care;
Human Resources/People Development;
Marketing / media;
Previous experience as a Trustee or working at Board level is desirable but not essential.
If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Download the documents here:

Trustee Trustee Covering Letter and full Trustee Role description and person specification

Application Form.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Executive Director, Steve Marsh at Scarborough YMCA on (01723) 374227 or by email on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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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.


Support the YMCA and park your car in a safe, convenient town-centre location.

Parking Poster