Alan Ayckbourn, a popular contemporary playwright, calls Scarborough home. The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, performs many of his plays as well as other favorites. Call the box office at tel. 01723/370541 for information about shows and prices, or check out

Most action takes place at zero, in Westborough (tel. 01723/503170), where DJs rule the night when live bands aren't appearing. Its chief rival is Vivaz, on Huntriss Row (tel. 01723/368222). The club and its dance floor were designed to host live music. Otherwise, hot DJs dictate the music. The club sometimes sponsors "Dirty Nights."

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.