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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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An experience you may of forgotten but your definitely repeat.

We went with some friends from our hotel to see the Pantomine in the new year.Our second visit running. Absolutely fun all the way through. Audience participation encouraged ,or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went with some friends from our hotel to see the Pantomine in the new year.Our second visit running. Absolutely fun all the way through. Audience participation encouraged ,or , sit back and enjoy. Any age group , I noticed, attendance to the theatre , the atmosphere was great.The staff were very attentive to those who were weren't so able... More 

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77 reviews 77 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the Searchers evening. Congratulations to the trust for giving us such a choice of acts we will return soon.

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Shanklin, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went with a friend to see And Finally...Phil collins Tribute act, seating was good, layout very good, friendly atmosphere, all looked after by volunteers.. Inviting & Welcoming.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great to have the opportunity to see live acts. There is always a range of shows, music, plays, tribute bands,comedy etc to see at this wonderful old theatre. It is so important that people use this great facility in Shanklin - use it or lose it!

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Haslingden, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went to see Best of the West End 2015 and like previous years this was superbly performed by the 10 cast members and 4 musicians. Lots of great music and comedy (especially the 'couch' scene coreographed by Dominic who obviously enjoyed it) for nearly 2 hours. Thoroughly recommended - I only wish I lived on the Island so that I... More 

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England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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197 reviews 197 reviews
74 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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