Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE

We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Ken Dodd on the 11 March 2018. Ken graced our stage back in 2014 and performed (until midnight) to a full theatre, our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. ‘Ken Dodd, the master of making people happy’. A lifelong resident of Knotty …

Jimmy Osmond Tweets at Shanklin Theatre

Jimmy Osmond recently took his show, ‘Moon River & Me – A Tribute to Andy Williams’, to Shanklin Theatre and as part of the hospitality provided to Jimmy and his band, the Green Room Catering Team from The Friends of Shanklin Theatre provided them with supper before their performance.  On the menu was Chicken in …

Co-op Causes Cheque Presentation

The Friends of Shanklin Theatre (FOST) Chairman David Kast & Vice Chairman Michael Beston met with the Shanklin Landguard Road Co-op branch manager Simon Thompson, the Theatre was presented with a cheque from the Co-op Local Causes initiative, so far to date the Theatre has raised over £678 to go towards replacing the old and worn …

FOST AGM 2018

FRIENDS OF SHANKLIN THEATRE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018 MONDAY 16 APRIL 2018 AT 7.30PM (Doors open 7.00 pm) AGENDA   Welcome, apologies and tributes   Minutes of 2017 Annual General Meeting   Annual FOST Report: David Kast, Chair.   Presentation of the Income and Expenditure Account: Peter Frankling Treasurer   FOST Membership: Jacqui Robertson, Membership …

Car Park Repairs and Re-surfacing

Our well used & tired car park has now undergone resurfacing work, new signage & white lining will be added to enhance and improve safety for our visiting acts, staff & volunteers. For all of you that have supported our causes or donated money to the theatre, either through our ‘bucket fund’ collection or by …

Choose us as your Co-op Local Cause

We need to cover the costs of replacing windows in our listed building. About the Project: This helps not just the local community in Shanklin, but the whole of the Isle of Wight and its visitors maintain a major and aging theatre for entertainment and community activity. About the Charity: To encourage public support for …

New Internal Walkway Memorial Picture Disc

As part of the recent safety upgrades at the theatre, a newly formed walkway linking the Balcony stairway to an external safety route has been created, in the event of any emergency, this walkway can be opened to allow people to leave the building more quickly and safely should the need arise. The circular opening …

Replacement Foyer Roof

The roof above the foyer at the entrance to Shanklin Theatre has, like other parts of the building, come to the end of its useful life. The foyer below has been beautifully redecorated in recent times and there was risk of damaging this decor due to the ageing roof starting to leak again, despite being …

New Shanklin Theatre Finger Post Signs

Historically, there were no pedestrian direction signs to Shanklin Theatre. Considering the growing importance of the Theatre to Shanklin and to the Isle of Wight, it was felt this oversight would be best corrected. The Shanklin Theatre & Community Trust therefore ordered and funded three new ‘finger signs’, and, working closely in co-operation with Ian …

GKN Aerospace Employees Charity Fund Donation

The wonderful people from the GKN Aerospace Employees Charity Fund have very kindly donated £1000 towards our replacement ‘Legs’ on our theatre stage. The Legs are large pieces of cloth that are designed to mask backstage areas of a theatre from spectators. They are designed for a variety of specific purposes and come in several types; many are made …