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Shanklin Theatre

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Address: Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 868000
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Description: Shanklin Theatre opens all year round featuring top names from Comedy and...
Shanklin Theatre opens all year round featuring top names from Comedy and Music, plus other varied entertainment for all tastes. During the year the legendary "Best of the West End" production is staged plus first class Plays and Musicals, and the year would not be complete without the annual Pantomime over the Christmas period.
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Stepping back in time.

A visit to Shanklin Theatre is like a step back in time, it's a close up to the act experience mainly staffed by dedicated voluntary people. We saw The Take That Experience and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A visit to Shanklin Theatre is like a step back in time, it's a close up to the act experience mainly staffed by dedicated voluntary people. We saw The Take That Experience and had a great night but all acts are a matter of taste.

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Michael B, Volunteer at Shanklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanklin Theatre, we really appreciate your recognition & praise for our Volunteers & Staff, we are also really pleased you enjoyed the "Take That Experience" & hope to see you again at the theatre soon. More 

Isle of Wight, UK
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196 reviews 196 reviews
74 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Saw the Island Savoyards perform Evita last night. Brilliant. The two leads of Evita and Che were superb, with an excellent support cast. We now always try to see the shows put on by this group, they have always been excellent. White Christmas was done extremely well. We find ourselves having to remind ourselves that these are all amateurs. Never... More 

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Michael B, Volunteer at Shanklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate your feedback as this helps us to continually improve our customer's theatre experience. We are delighted you enjoyed the Island Savoyards production of "Evita" Thank you again and we hope to see you back at Shanklin Theatre in the very near future. . More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are expecting west end venue then you will be disappointed, if you are expecting a small up close and personal performance by some very, very good artists with a sweet shop booth in the foyer! You will love this place, plus, you can take your drink (plastic cup) into the show, all good!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Myself & my sister recently went to see The Levellers at Shanklin Theatre, although I have seen several different shows there in the past. We stopped by the Box Office to collect our tickets first, and then after a quick drink at a nearby pub, went into the theatre. There were plenty of staff (who I believe are all volunteers??)... More 

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Michael B, Volunteer at Shanklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Shanklin Theatre, we really do appreciate that you have taken the time to tell us of your great experience. Yes, you are quite right, just like myself the majority of the Staff you see are Volunteers of the theatre, our loyal workforce give their time for free to ensure our lovely venue stays... More 

Isle of Wight
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Theatre has improved brilliantly over the last few years, so much of the work done by volunteers. Always looking for new ones I believe. Most of the Theatre has been renovated and funds raised by sponsorship of seats, amongst other things, our family have three!! The entertainment on offer is excellent, Ken Dodd kept us there until gone midnight,... More 

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Michael B, Volunteer at Shanklin Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you Den Clare for your wonderful review of Shanklin Theatre, we really appreciate your recognition & praise for our Volunteers & Staff, without the continued support of our loyal customers and sponsors the theatre would not be in the strong position that it is now, once again we thank you for your continued support. More 

Lindfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We loved the Christmas Pantomime. What a great little family theatre producing an excellent show for the amusement of all ages. Despite there being a majority of over 70s our three year olds, 6 year old and nine year old LOVED the show and the audience participation. None of them fell asleep.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Shanklin Theatre is a great venue for many various artists, including local amateur plays, also great acts, one of which I recently saw, Elkie Brooks, her voice is even stronger than when I saw her three years ago at the Medina Theatre, Unfortunately the seating is not perfect unlike the Medina, because if you have a tall person in front... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Having lived on the Island for a number of years, I am ashamed to say I have never been to Shanklin Theatre before last night where I went to see Ross Noble. The theatre is a beautiful building with the inside being very warm, clean and welcoming. It is not unsimilar to some of the theatres in Birmingham (my home... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were spending the weekend in the Isle of Wight and found the Mowtown experience running at the Shanklin theatre. To our surprise, the theatre was well organised, the performing group did a splendid job and we returned with a pleasant experience of the complete event (an unplanned one whilst touring the isle), totally worth it!!!

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orpington
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Having not been to a pantomime for probably 65 years I was unsure what to expect.It can be said that everybody had a great time,The cast of Aladdin were very accomplished in their performance having good rapport with the audience getting everyone involved.I enjoyed every minute.It was pouring with rain outside which made the foyer congested during the interval.

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