Scarborough Spa Orchestra's annual New Year’s Day concert to go ahead at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Scarborough Spa Orchestra in Concert, featuring the UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra, will take place this year in the Round at the Stephen Joseph Theatre on January 1 at 2pm and 5.30pm

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:06 pm
Scarborough Spa Orchestra will give its New Year's Day concert at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

The two performances will feature a programme of Spa Orchestra favourites, including songs from the shows, light orchestral pieces, a few Viennese waltzes.

Paul Robinson, artistic director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to team up with our friends at Scarborough Spa to make sure this year’s New Year’s Day concert goes ahead.

“We think it’s the first time a full orchestra, albeit a small one, has played in our Round. They will be playing to a socially distance audience, so tickets will be very limited – so early booking is advised!’

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Rachel Nicholson, of Scarborough Sp,a said "We are very grateful to the Stephen Joseph Theatre for hosting the Spa Orchestra New Year's Day concert while we are temporarily closed. I am sure everyone will enjoy their performance and we look forward to welcoming the audience back to the Spa as soon as it is possible to reopen."

The Scarborough Spa Orchestra will perform in the Round on January 1 at 2pm and 5.30pm. Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at