Local Community News UPDATE!

Shanklin’s Shoppers Helping to Maintain Town’s Theatre On the 21st July 2018, The Friends of Shanklin Theatre were presented with a cheque for £180.00 from the manager at the Co-op store in Landguard Road. Back in June this year, the Friends helped raise money for the Local Co-op Causes Initiative. Between the three causes over …

Community Action Awards 2018

Fantastic news! The Friends of Shanklin Theatre were selected as Winner of the Isle of Wight 2018 Community Action Awards for the Arts & Heritage category and Overall Runner-Up from over 60 nominations. Our thanks go to all our loyal, hardworking and dedicated volunteers for this achievement. Thank you! The total award prize money was …

Shanklin Theatre Earns the 2018 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

11th June 2018, Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust Secretary Anthony Wood today announced that it has received the 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include attractions, restaurants and accomodations located …

Shanklin Theatre 10 Year Celebration

Shanklin Theatre 10 Year Celebration Tuesday 2nd October – 7.30pm Shanklin Theatre celebrates 10 years of saving the theatre from closure with a special celebration variety show. At this non-profit show: Receive a free souvenir programme in addition to other souvenirs to take home. Watch a number of island acts perform – both professional and …

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 …