Shanklin Theatre

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Shanklin Theatre
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About
Shanklin Theatre is an all year round 615 seat venue providing top entertainment for all tastes. There are regular shows with household names from Comedy and Music, and for 2019 we are hosting professional touring plays featuring familiar TV faces. Over the Christmas period we present our annual traditional Pantomime. During the summer season, we are always proud to host our ever popular summer stage show “Beyond the West End”, this professional production is performed by Spotlight (IOW) Ltd, an Island-based company who have been providing top quality professional entertainment for the last sixteen years, the Best of the West End show runs from 2nd May through to the 3rd October 2019. Here is just a small selection of the varied shows and artists coming to Shanklin Theatre in the very near future. June 2019: Stewart Francis- Into the Punset. Cregan & Co. Marti Pellow. July: Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory. Paul Carrack. Carpenters Gold. 80s Mania. August: Showaddywaddy.
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IOWDancer
Shanklin, UK6 contributions
Panto
Dec 2019 • Family
Walked past the theatre today and remembered coming panto last year and really wishing there will be one this year :) fingers crossed

Written October 4, 2020
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Tracy B
Shanklin, UK48 contributions
One of the best Panto's again 2019
Dec 2019
Three of us went along to the panto Aladdin, what a laugh from start to finish and the talent and music was great. Everyone enjoyed it parents and children alike. The costumes and talent from the local Spotlight group was so professional. A credit to there teachers.
Written December 30, 2019
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Robert Y
Shanklin, UK1,065 contributions
Lovely experience
Nov 2019 • Couples
Wet Thursday in November, we had tickets to see Neil the Scottish guy on Coast.
You enter through the side door to get your ticket purchased on line . Down some steps into the bar area. Interval drinks can be ordered in the main theatre area . Our seats were up on the balcony to get there you go up through the main seating area out to the foyer and up a set of steps. It’s quaint & quirky. Most of the staff are volunteers & happy to help if needed.
It’s a nice experience. Check out who is on on line you might be surprised.
We will be back
Written November 23, 2019
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Alvins1
Isle of Wight, UK20 contributions
Ben
Nov 2019 • Couples
Went to the theatre to see Michael by Ben what a fantastic show enjoyed every minute of it thanks to all concerned
Written November 16, 2019
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MDLNH
Isle of Wight, UK9 contributions
Superb theatre, superb staff and thoroughly enjoyed 'Wired for Sound'
Jul 2019
As a birthday treat for my Auntie (who has a learning disability) we attended Wired for Sound, a Cliff Richard tribute. She is Cliff's number one fan and had the time of her life. She didn't quite understand it wasn't the 'real' Cliff but the staff and even Jimmy Jermain played along and were very kind and understanding. She still talks about it now months later. I absolutely love this theatre and we are very lucky to have it on the Island. Highly recommend attending any production here.
Written October 31, 2019
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Shaunp23
St. Albans, UK26 contributions
As good as the west end 🎭
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visited here for the first time last night to see The Savoyards (the theatre’s resident volunteer actors) production of Chitty chitty bang bang and was very impressed. The theatre itself is gradually being refurbished but was looking good. I believe it is run by volunteers and all the staff we encountered were cheerful and helpful. We were sat in the balcony row D which had a good view and uncharacteristically for a theatre had good leg room. The seats were a little on the firm side but okay. The production itself was very professional. The volunteer cast performed to a very high standard throughout from the youngest (9) to the oldest. The chitty car prop was outstanding as were the accompanying orchestra and stage crew. We had a great evening. Judging by the advertising the theatre attracts some quality acts and would definitely be worth a visit.
Written October 28, 2019
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Dawn G
Norwich, UK24 contributions
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang show
Oct 2019
On holiday on the Isle of Wight and saw the posters. Booked online, very easy, and collected tickets. Such excellent ‘staff’ (all volunteers) who were happy to tell us about their Theatre.
Watched the show and was amazed how brilliant it was, the flying car, the excellent performers, the brilliant children and chorus dancers, the orchestra, the volunteers running it. Fantastic.

So so pleased we decided to go.

They have some great names perform here too. When we are back next time, I’ll definitely be checking to see what is on.
Written October 25, 2019
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matney1974
Waltham Forest, UK107 contributions
Great night our
Oct 2019 • Family
Just been to seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang while on holiday at the theatre and what a wonderful time we had. The production was truly amazing with a great cast and a pretty large orchestra. The theatre itself is very charming and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
Written October 24, 2019
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jenny2032016
Andover, UK110 contributions
A real find just tucked off the main street
Oct 2019 • Family
We found this theatre by accident when trying to shelter from the rain. We were fortunate enough to see that Beyond the Barricade 20th anniversary tour was showing while we were on holiday. We booked our tickets at the box office and waited until Friday for the show. It’s a small well run theatre and we had a really good view from our seats in the balcony. It has an old fashioned feel to it but was really welcoming and I wouldn’t hesitate to come back during our next stay on the island.
Written October 13, 2019
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Bobob B
England, UK89 contributions
What a great surprise!!!
Oct 2019 • Couples
We always try to come to the theatre when we holiday but for a few years nothing has been on while we were here..... but this time there was so we booked an evening out.... we knew nothing about the act, we didn’t even google it!!! Albert Lee and his band.... go and see this event!!! If you like live guitar and bands... mostly 60’s music and a good tail you will not be disappointed..... the staff of the theatre were excellent I believe all volunteers, the theatre is nice and clean and the sound was great, drinks and other refreshments were available and at a very good price.
In all a great evening out with a great venue and a great act!!! Thank Shanklin Theatre...
Just go to keep this place alive we Need these venues to stay....
Written October 2, 2019
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