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Shanklin Theatre

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Address: Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AJ, England
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+44 1983 868000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A great night at a lovely theatre

One of the real highspots of my rather unexpected trip to the Isle of Wight was the chance to see the fantastic Go West who were playing the Shanklin Theatre during our holiday... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the real highspots of my rather unexpected trip to the Isle of Wight was the chance to see the fantastic Go West who were playing the Shanklin Theatre during our holiday. My lovely friend had arranged tickets. I have seen GW ten times previously, all at much larger venues and, as well as being excited at seeing them... More 

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Thank Ann S
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sheer brilliance, what a fab evening! This theatre has such a wonderful atmosphere with warm and welcoming staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Shanklin Theatre when we stayed at the Queensmeade which was all arranged by Barry the Prprieter. It was a show which did songs from all of the musicals . So there was something in it that pleased everyone. Areally good night.

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Thank Kath W
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen this show and was pleased my husband had booked tickets. The show was fun and we had quite good seats too, the staff that volunteer there were very helpful in finding an easier route for me due to a disablility there are stairs some only a few which I did find difficult. But the experience was... More 

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Thank Tracy B
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful show for all ages.Never fail to impress.Staff all very helpful especially for elderly and disabled.

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Thank Janet T
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cinderella Pantomime very good with good audience participation and brilliant actors, a very lively performance Although some jokes were inappropriate for a matinee performance I felt

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Brighton England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show, a very talented cast and lots of audience participation. We took our grandchildren and they loved it. Just the right length for kids and probably one of the best pantos we've seen, beating the annual trip to our local Brighton show. Many thanks to all the cast, crew, and volunteers.

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Thank Bramejat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great family night out to watch cinderella. excellent audience participation. loved the atmosphere. great cast and stage

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise. We were spending Christmas on the Isle of Wight and decided we would go to see the pantomime at the Shanklin Theatre. Not only a lovely venue, but what a wonderful show. Have been to many pantomimes over the years, but this was probably the most entertaining and no "stars" in the cast. Although, everyone on the... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to see Go West in concert and what a fabulous little venue, music and acoustics sounded really good, the theatre has an old world charm, and is run by very helpful friendly team of volunteers, had a great view of the stage, well worth a visit!

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