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Shanklin Theatre

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Address: Shanklin Towers Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 868000
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Shanklin Theatre is an all year round 600 seat venue providing top...

Shanklin Theatre is an all year round 600 seat venue providing top entertainment for all tastes. There are regular shows with household names from Comedy and Music, and for 2016 there are professional touring plays featuring familiar TV faces. In the summer there is our legendary ' Best of the West End ' production and over the Christmas period there is a traditional Pantomime.

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Enthusiastically run theatre

Efficient box office, well run bar and very enthusiastic volunteer supporters. The play (39 steps) was good too. Lovely traditional building which is well maintained. Range of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LadySugarfoot
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Birmingham, England
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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Efficient box office, well run bar and very enthusiastic volunteer supporters. The play (39 steps) was good too. Lovely traditional building which is well maintained. Range of concerts , music and plays offered this summer ensures there is something for everyone.

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Shanklin theatre to see The Best of the West end and beyond and what a show 5 men and 5 women were so slick changing from the different songs. We went as part of a coach tour and everyone enjoyed it. If you don't do stairs book the stalls as I don't think there was a... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this lovely theatre last week to see Best of the west end & Beyond, fabulous cast and the show was excellent, well worth a visit. I'm a regular theatre visitor and this was an absolute pleasure to see. Well done to Shanklin Theatre, hope we come up trumps with the raffle tickets! Best wishes.

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Thank Sarah H
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to the Isle of Wight for years and years and have often seen there are good shows in at the theatre. Saw that the 39 steps was on and this is one of my favourite shows. Tickets were very reasonable and show was outstanding! My only comment is that there was a fire in a house in the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old theatre produced al excellent summer show, full of exciting songs sung with great enthusiasm by all the young singers and dancers, Their choreography timing was first class. A very enjoyable evening.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking no problem. Staff very helpful to disabled people like my self. Couldn't do enough to help. As the bar is downsteps, staff even went and got me adrink. Of course i paid. The Theature was clean. Great sounds. All round a Fantastic evening....

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the theatre twice during our week's stay to see different productions and loved every minute. First class entertainment, very affordable and a great theatre.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended performance of " The Best of the West End and Beyond ." Thought the cast were very good and very accomplished all our party enjoyed the show . We were picked up by coach from the hotel and taken to the theatre . Highly recommend the theatre and what they achieve .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With such a variety of shows to see from Comedy to Opera right on my doorstep, who needs to spend a fortune and go to London. This Theatre relies on volunteers to keep running so support this local Theatre.

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to this theater when we were living on the island recently and i have to say the shows were excellent i would recommend that people of the island support this venue as much as possible before it becomes another statistic. I do have one criticism the theater is sponsored by wightlink yet never saw an advert on the... More 

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