Spotlight Theatre


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In 1909, there was a world premiere in Bridlington; the first performance by the Bridlington Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (BAODS). The production was the Yeoman of the Guard and with applause ringing in their ears, the company never looked back from that opening night.

Throughout the early years, the BAODS led a nomadic existence performing wherever they could from the grand surroundings of the Spa Opera House to the less glamorous halls of local leisure centres and schools.
Then in 2000, the society purchased its own space, a former print works, on West Street - not quite the West End but still their very own bit of theatreland.

The intimate Spotlight is now Bridlington's favourite little venue and is the permanent home of the BAODS. Alongside their talented amateur company, professional touring shows perform to enthusiastic audiences all year round. Locals and holiday makers alike pack the auditorium for music gigs, dramas, full-blown musicals and the legendary annual panto.

Spotlight has been a huge success story and new development has created a multi-functional space for rehearsals and community activity. Facilities for both performers and visitors have also been improved, plus easier access for the less mobile.

In addition to this Live Streaming is now available, meaning that opera, ballet and drama productions from world famous companies can be seen in all their glory. So from Gilbert and Sullivan via Rodgers and Hammerstein and through to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Spotlight has become an important part of life in the town - a hit that looks set to run and run.

To book for any Spotlight shows visit, tel 01262 678258, book in person at Bridlington Spa or pay on the door if not sold out.

Disabled access. Dogs not accepted except Guide dogs. Children welcome. Smoking not allowed.

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Tickets can be booked online or by phone 01262 678258 [option 1] all through the Spa Booking Office, or pay at the door if not sold out.
For enquiries tel 01262608211


Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 - Wednesday, 31st August 2022

Spotlight Theatre"The Wizard of OZ" LIVEThis Summer at the Spotlight Theatre we're off to see the Wizard, as the Remarkable Theatre Company returns to the stage with a fun-packed Pantomime full of song and laughter. Produced by Mark Howley, follow Dorothy and friends on a magical adventure in this traditional, family friendly…
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Thursday, 4th August 2022 - Thursday, 29th September 2022

Spotlight TheatreBringing on Back the Good Times!Coming to you this summer, members of Spotlight theatre present a brand new show which will be spreading enough happiness and joy to lift the spirits of everyone. This delightful trip down Memory Lane celebrate's happier days with your all time favourite songs from the 60’s 70s 80s and 90s, alll…
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Saturday, 27th August 2022 - Sunday, 28th August 2022

Spotlight TheatreAndré Rieu "Happy Days are Here Again !"[Screened]The wait is over! After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once again! We are proud to present André’s brand-new summer concert – Happy Days are Here Again! The concert will be a jolly and captivating summer event on the iconic Vrijthof square,…
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Wednesday, 28th September 2022 - Wednesday, 28th September 2022

Spotlight Theatre"Much Ado About Nothing" NT [Screened]Since the 1930s, the legendary family-run Hotel Messina has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. When the current owner’s daughter falls for a dashing young soldier, the hallways are ringing with the sound of wedding bells. However, not all the guests are in the mood for love,…
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Wednesday, 12th October 2022 - Wednesday, 12th October 2022

Spotlight Theatre"Jack Absolute Flies Again" NT [Screened]Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals, from the writer of One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s…
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  • Children welcome

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  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowed



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      From Bridlington station:
      Turn right and pass Tesco Petrol Station on your left. Cross Hilderthorpe Road. Continue along New Burlington Road turn left on to West St. 7 minute walk. On the south side of the town, not far from the harbour and there is ample on-street parking.

      The nearest railway station is Bridlington, which is 0.3 miles away.

      55A West Street, Bridlington, YO15 3DZ
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