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Everything you need to know about Culture Club at the Scarborough Open Air Theater, including Covid protocols

Culture Club will entertain the crowds at the open-air theater this weekend. (Cuffé and Taylor)

Boy George, with his chart-topping band, is rightly recognized as one of the first true, unabashed innovators in music and fashion, and irrevocably, of our time.

Since its inception in 1981, Culture Club has sold over 150 million records worldwide and is recognized as a truly British Grammy Award-winning institution.

Their classic hit streak includes “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”, “Karma Chameleon”, “Church Of The Poison Mind”, “Victims”, “It’s A Miracle” and “The War Song”.

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They became the first group since the Beatles to have three Top 10 hits in America from a debut album. The New Romantic pop sensations went on to reach seven Top 10 singles in the UK, nine in the Top 10 in the US and nine in the Top 20 in Australia.

Their 2021 lineup – which sees Boy George perform alongside original Culture Club members Roy Hay and Mikey Craig in a stunning live band – continues to sell out in big titles and tours around the world.

Whether this is your first concert in the venue or you’ve been there several times, here’s a reminder of the venue’s rules and regulations, including the new Covid protocols.

Show times change from act to act, but entertainment should start around 7 p.m. and end around 10:30 p.m.

You can enter earlier with a Pre-Show package that allows access from 5 p.m. on a 9-inch pizza and a drink of your choice.

What are the new Covid protocols?

To gain access to the Scarborough Open Air Theater, all ticket holders aged 11 and over (children under 11 are exempt) will need to prove their Covid-19 status by providing either:

– Proof of complete vaccination – both doses received (the second at least 14 days before the show you are attending)

– Proof of a negative NHS lateral flow test performed before travel on the day of arrival at the site

– Proof of natural immunity based on a positive PCR test within 180 days of the show you are attending (including 10 days of self-isolation following the result)

If you are driving to a concert, there is ample parking near the venue

Scalby Mills Parking YO12 6RP – 180 cars and 6 coaches

Marine and Royal Albert Drive YO11 1PG – 794 cars

Northstead Upper YO12 6AQ – 556 cars

Northstead Lower YO12 6PF – 98 cars

Victoria Park YO12 7TS – 36 cars

William Street YO12 7PL – 110 cars and 33 coaches

In addition, several car parks are located in the city center within a 15-minute walk of the site.

Parking in all municipal car parks is free after 6 p.m.

Can I have food or drink before the show?

Yes, there are bars and food stalls in the place.

Close to the theater you will also find the Tunny Catch, the Taylors, the Saltwater Cafe, the Scalby Mills pub and the Ivanhoe.

Is there a place where I can leave my coat, bag, camera?

Can I get my money back if it rains?

No! The show will take place if it is raining and no refund will be offered if you decide to leave due to the weather. The show will only be canceled or stopped if the weather becomes dangerous. Ponchos are available inside the venue for £ 2 each. Umbrellas are not allowed.

Some shows allow the use of small digital cameras, including, in many cases, “bridge” cameras (larger digital cameras with zoom lenses that cannot be removed). But it varies from show to show. Cameras with removable and interchangeable lenses are still prohibited.

Small bags are allowed but you will be searched. You cannot take food or drink (see below), banners are also prohibited, as are umbrellas.

What are the other prohibited items?

Animals, except for registered assistance dogs, luggage, computers, laptops, tablets, medicines, helmets, lasers, aerosols of all kinds, flags, selfie sticks, flares and pyrotechnics, panels, external batteries and chairs .

Can I have food and drink?

You can take a sealed plastic bottle (maximum size 500ml) of water or soft drink into the room. No alcohol, food, can or drink can be taken. Inside there are bars and food outlets.

I’m in row AA seats … is it near the front?

The rows with a double letter eg AA-BB are not located towards the front of the block, they are behind the rows AZ. And beware, the steps are steep.

No, the closest is to The Sands. however, the venue accepts card payments.

There are three designated smoking areas, north, south and at the top of the site. People with electronic cigarettes are asked to use them in the immediate vicinity of smoking areas.

Can I leave the room and come back?

What if I lose something or leave it behind?

Call 01723 818111. After September 30 of each season, all unclaimed items will be disposed of or donated to a local charity.

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