Shanklin Library

Shanklin library was designated for closure as part of a cost saving exercise by the Isle of Wight Council. Intervention by Shanklin Town Council and Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust saved the Library from closure. The Trust initially agreed a ‘license to occupy’ with the Isle of Wight Council, and that has subsequently been converted …

Royal Visit

On 27th March 2014, Shanklin Theatre were delighted to welcome a visit by TRH Earl and Countess of Wessex. The occasion was to honour the achievements of the Theatre in establishing a role in the community for the Island and tourism, and to coincide with the Theatre’s 80th Anniversary. The Earl and Countess were accompanied …

Defibrillator

The Friends of Shanklin Theatre have donated and installed a Defibrillator for the Theatre on this the 80th Anniversary of the building being opened as a Theatre. The Defibrillator is a Cardiac Science G3 Automated External Defibrillator. This comes with two sets of pads, a battery, carry case, rescue ready pack, manual and signage for …

Air conditioning

The Trust has been aware that in the past patrons have had to sit through shows suffering unbearable heat up in the Balcony area in particular during the summer months. So, to resolve this problem, the Directors have recently placed an order with local Company, Airtek Services, to install 2 x Daikin wall mounted Air …

Tourism Open Day

The Isle Of Wight Chamber Of Commerce’s Tourism Open Day was held at Shanklin Theatre on the 5th March 2014. The Chamber Of Commerce brought the Island’s tourism industry together for a day of information and discussion. The annual event was the biggest and busiest yet, held at Shanklin Theatre for the frst time. “It’s …