Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme

The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) allows eligible Charities to claim top-up payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on small cash donations that they receive. The scheme applies to cash donations of £20 or less, received after 6 April 2013. Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust now meets the conditions required enabling us to …

Derek Pegram

Derek Albert Pegram Well known in Shanklin as the President of Shanklin Hotel & Accommodation Association (SHAA), until recently Chairman of Age UK in Shanklin, and an active member of the Friends of Shanklin Theatre Committee, Derek will be missed not only by his family but by many in the local community following his recent …

Theatre Fears Impact of Parking Proposal

Vic Farrow, Managing Director of Shanklin Theatre, presents a dossier about parking in the town to IW Councillors Richard Priest and Jon Gilbey. A dossier against plans to extend the chargeable hours for parking to 8pm was handed to senior IW Councillors by Shanklin Theatre. The file, presented to executive member for resources, Cllr Jon …

Trip Advisor Award 2014

Shanklin Theatre is delighted to receive the 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award recognises businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. This is a true reflection of the high standard of service & professionalism our staff & volunteers offer to our customers! Thank you very much for your continued support! …

Vic Farrow Interview

Shanklin Theatre’s Managing Director Vic Farrow talks to Tom Stroud Shanklin Theatre is run independently and mainly by volunteers. The Friends of Shanklin Theatre were given licence to occupy in 2010 and the IW Council handed over the keys to the 615 seat Theatre last year. Let’s start at the beginning – who is Shanklin …

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 …