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Dalby Forest venue info

The Venue

Concert timings

Concert car parks open at 5pm. The arena opens at 6pm, with live music starting at about 7.30pm and finishing about 10.30pm. These times are approximate; the latest updates on running times will be posted here approximately 2 weeks before the concert. Please leave quietly at the end of the concert in consideration for local residents.

Site opening times

A site entrance fee applies before 5pm. Free access to concert car parks from 5pm. Ticket checks will in place at the entrance to the forest. Please have your tickets ready to show on request.


This is an outdoor venue. Seating is not provided or reserved. You are welcome to bring folding picnic chairs or rugs. If a standing area has been designated directly in front of the stage, seating brought into the venue will not be allowed in this area.

Food & drink

A full licensed bar and a variety of hot food outlets are available. Please note bar and food outlets do not accept card payments.
You are welcome to bring picnics, but please check the terms and conditions carefully as some items are not permitted in the arena. BBQ's are not permitted in the arena or parking area.


General information

What to wear

We advise that you wear suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor event. Unfortunately, we cannot permit umbrellas to be taken into the arena. As this is an outdoor venue you may like to bring insect repellent.

Cash Points

There is no cashpoint at the venue. The nearest cash point is in Pickering, 9 miles away.


The nearest public pay phone is in Dalby Village, approx. 3 miles away. Mobile network signals are generally poor but EE and Vodafone may
work at the top end of the arena.

Local Accomodation

No camping will be allowed on site or in the car park area.
Nearest campsites:

Dalby Forest Concert Camping
(10 minute walk away)  Tel:01751 460590 

Pexton Moor Farm (5 miles away) or 01751 460294

In addition Forest Holidays luxury cabins are available at Keldy and Cropton (12 miles away)

Disabled visitors

A viewing platform is available. Places on viewing platform cannot be reserved or guaranteed. The disabled car park is not restricted to badge holders. Please inform staff and you will be directed to it. It is approx. 50 metres from the disabled car park to the concert arena along a grass path.

There are disabled toilets inside the arena. Registered assistance dogs are permitted, but the live sound may disturb the animal. No other dogs are allowed on site.

Lasers and strobe lighting may be used as part of the performance. See our access policy or contact box office on 03000 680400.

How to get there

Directions to Dalby Forest

North of Thornton-le-Dale near Pickering. The event is signposted from the A170 and the A169. Grid ref: SE 884898. (Car satellite
navigation systems do not give useable directions to the venue).
Cars must enter via the main Dalby Forest entrance to filter into the one-way system. The concert arena is 4 miles from the main forest entrance.


Travel Info

Sufficient car parking for visitors is provided on site. Vehicles should not be left overnight in the car parks.Please consider the environment and car share where possible. 

The nearest train stations are Malton (17 miles away), or Scarborough (19 miles away), on the Liverpool to Scarborough line.

We have two coach companies - Shoreline Cruisers, York Pullman Bus Company  and Acklam coaches who will have a number of pick up points for both nights.  Contact them directly for bookings.


At the end of the night, taxis must be on site by 10.30pm to pick up their customers. Please book your taxi in advance as there are very few taxi firms in the local area.

Last updated: 6th March 2018

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or call our box office on 03000 680400

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