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Shanklin Theatre

Address: Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 868000
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Ranked #9 of 164 things to do in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Shanklin Theatre opens all year round and is currently running approximately 150 shows a year...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Shanklin Theatre opens all year round and is currently running approximately 150 shows a year, featuring top names from Comedy and Music, plus other varied entertainment for all tastes. During the summer the legendary "Best of the West End" production is staged plus a first class play and, of course, the year would not be complete without the annual Pantomime over the Christmas period.

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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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our New Year is not complete without a visit to the annual panto at the Shanklin theatre. This years production of Aladdin was excellent and full of energy and fun. The script is very clever incorporating modern songs which the kids love whilst maintaining the strong traditional spirit of pantomime. The cast were great and bought the whole stage to... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went to see Aladdin yesterday as had a very talented relative in it. Great show and got the audience up dancing and singing. Facilities at the theatre are good. Well done to all them volunteers there.

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Redditch, England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Many seaside theatres have closed in recent years but thankfully this one which is staffed by friendly and enthusiastic volunteers, seems to be going from strength to strength. We now live on the island and we are spoilt for choice throughout the whole year not just during the summer season. Last night we attended a production of White Christmas and... More 

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

One of the many fortunate things about living on the Isle of Wight is being able to watch shows at the Shanklin Theatre. It is a fantastic old but comfortable theatre and run by very friendly and helpful volunteers. They book a totally diverse range of shows during the year and there must be something for everyone at some time.... More 

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