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Adult Education - Skills For Life

Whitby Community Education provides a range of formal and informal educational activities for people of all ages throughout the area which stretches to Fylingthorpe in the south, Staithes in the north and out along the Esk Valley to Westerdale.

Work with adults is undertaken throughout the area.

  • Venues include village halls, primary schools, the Whitby Coliseum and Whitby Community College.
  • We provide opportunities for learning at all levels up to GCSE and beyond.
  • A list of courses and other opportunities is available from us at any time. Many courses start in September; others later in the year.

If you are not sure what you are looking for and can’t find a specific course, please come and talk to us about it. If we can’t provide it ourselves we may know someone who can.

For further information about our work please contact Philippa Thomas:

Apollo Players

Whitby’s Apollo Players were formed in the late 1960’s initially as a dramatic society with the view to stage plays. Our first pantomime production was in 1971 and, with the exception of 1976, we have presented a pantomime every January since then at Whitby Pavilion Theatre.

Pantomime will always be the Apollo Players main forte but in the past the Players have staged plays, musical shows, variety and revue shows.

2011 sees the players present their 40th annual pantomime production at Whitby Pavilion Theatre.

More recently the society branched out from its pantomime roots and has presented special one night only shows on Broadway, at the Movies and Back to the 60'S....all proving to be a  success and showcasing the society's talents beyond the pantomime stage

Bridge Group

Whitby Bridge Club meets twice every week on a Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Margaret Cope suite at Sneaton Castle Centre to play duplicate bridge .

Whitby Bridge Club is a small and friendly club and welcomes visitors and new members.

Visit http://www.ebu.co.uk/map/?text=1&club=00201694 for more details, or call Roger Holmes on 01947 604190.

Chrysanthemum Society

Contact Mrs D. Stevenson

Guidance Services

Guidance Services is a careers company offering information, impartial advice and guidance about careers, training and learning opportunities to people of all ages in York, North Yorkshire and Wakefield District.


Guidance Services help:


Young People – We help you to make the right choices and effective plans for the future;

Adults – Free information and advice to help you find the job, course or training that is right for you;

Parents and Guardians – Plan how best to support young people to manage the various decisions facing them as they move towards adult life;

Teachers – Plan and deliver effective support for your Careers Education programmes;

Employers – Recruit young people aged 16-19, and advice on training to acquire a skilled workforce and economic prosperity.


Guidance Services staff are all professionally qualified to nationally recognised standards.

Salvation Army - Whitby Outreach Centre

All meetings take place at St. Peter's Court Community Centre, 2a St. Peter's Court Whitby and services are open to everyone in the Whitby District

Services: Church, Sundays 2pm

Family Hours: Thursday 2pm - 3pm

Card making: Tuesday 1.30pm - 3pm

Brunch Club: Thursday 1pm (small charge, notification required)

Bible Study: Friday 7.15pm at 10 St. Peter's Road.


The centre has a ramp and accessible toilet. Minibus to collect people in Whitby on Thursdays and Sundays.

Town and Country Care Services

Town and Country Care Services is a registered Domiciliary Care Agency which provides services including personal care to adults and older people to people in Whitby and the surrounding area. Service available 365 days per year. Agency staff provide assistance with personal physical care, such as washing and dressing, and other tasks which enable people to remain in their own homes, such as the preparation of meals, domestic cleaning and laundry services. The service provides twenty four hour care and a sitting service.


For more information on costs and how to access the service contact Mandy Coates.         

Whitby & District 50 Plus

A local independent group. representing the interests and views of the Whitby & District over fifties.