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Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin Towers Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AD, England
+44 1983 868000
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3 great shows

Went to the theatre to see 3 shows in 4 days. Each was excellent in its own way. The firat was "A... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hassy049
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Haslingden, United Kingdom
Great night

Visited last weekend to see The Furies . Excellent venue with friendly volunteers . Quite small and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
coughandcath
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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 2017 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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“west end” (125 reviews)
“box office” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Shanklin Towers Prospect Road, Shanklin PO37 6AD, England
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+44 1983 868000
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to the theatre to see 3 shows in 4 days. Each was excellent in its own way. The firat was "A spoonful of Sherman" with songs by the Sherman family, including a lot of Disney music. The second was "Beyond the barricade" with songs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last weekend to see The Furies . Excellent venue with friendly volunteers . Quite small and intimate . Shame about the stairs to the only bar .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see 'Mind Games' at this lovely theatre...what a joy! We were 5 minutes late and the play had started but the lovely staff quickly showed us to our seats where we enjoyed an excellent evening of pure entertainment. Thank you for keeping such...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time watching “Made in Dagenham”.. Being from London and mostly going to West End shows was a little worried about going and wrongly thought it might be a bit amateur- It’s was fantastic- stage and actors/singers were great and we had a...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Last night we saw Russell Watson entertain a full house audience who felt love for him from and the songs and music of love from him made a perfect evening , nostalgia, emotion but most of all love . Russell's voice strong and sure the...More

Thank Anne G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Run by local people, and lots of volunteers around at show-time. A friendly welcome, very popular venue, and have seen some great shows - most recently Joe Brown who was fantastic. We are lucky to have it.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I purchased seats in the centre aisle of the stalls, on an end of row. Although leg room was ok, the seats are not particularly comfortable and unfortunately they are in lines one behind the other and not staggered. Therefore if you get a person...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I've been to Shanklin theatre a number of times either with my wife or kids or both. Run by volunteers it is very well organised and has always got a full scheduled of acts to suite every taste in music, entertainment and shows. Such a...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This was my first trip to the Panto in a good number of years, and the cast of Dick Wittington and his Cat did the theater proud and would put many more expensive and soffisitcated places in the shade. Well worth checking out if you...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Two of us saw Dick Whittington and his Cat here on New Years Day. It is a superb theatre given that it is in a small town on Isle of Wight. It seems mainly run by volunteers and funded with a mix of sources. Either...More

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Keith R
6 September 2017|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answer ! Best to look at the website but enjoy whatever you decide to see there.
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Pauline E
6 February 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question, please visit the Theatre's website, select the show of your choice from the 'Whats On' tab, click on the show and then on the 'Showings, select a date' box (to the right), the seating plan... More
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Pauline E
6 February 2017|
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Response from LadySugarfoot | Reviewed this property |
Checkout the website. It's a very small theatre so good view from all seats.
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