The Friends of Shanklin Theatre are a group of people from the Isle of Wight and beyond who share a common interest in supporting Shanklin Theatre. Many are also dedicated volunteers, helping Shanklin Theatre and Community Trust with the day-to-day running of the Theatre. See our history in this page.
Shanklin Theatre Canopy Restoration
Recent visitors to the Theatre can't fail to have noticed the scaffold erected on the front of the building. The purpose of this is to allow access to the canopy above the entrance for inspection and repair.
The canopy is composed of strong steel joists which have corroded, requiring the corroded sections to be cut out and new sections welded into place.. Read more...
Shanklin Theatre receives its 2nd fully restored window replacement
With two windows installed, we plan to start another window soon, concentrating on a location that is very visible to visitors and so continuing to enhance the appearance of our lovely theatre. Read more...
Award For Excellence
We are very proud to announce that Shanklin Theatre have been awarded the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate for Excellence. See details in this link
Friends of Shanklin Theatre Support Fund
Better known as 'The Bucket Collection'
An update on our Bucket Collection initiative from Alana (pictured).
"I am pleased to report on another great year for the Bucket collection and would like to pass on a huge thank you to all those who so kindly donated to our buckets this year.
The Bucket collection total for the year ending in April 2016, as announced at the FOST AGM, was £20,471.21. This is only for eleven months as we were closed for maintenance and repairs in January.
Since we started the Bucket collection back in June 2011 we have now reached a massive £88,970.00!!
All the money raised is put to good use, but even more is still needed for future projects such as replacing the theatre windows and repairing the external canopy above the foyer steps etc.
Our new target is now £100,000, so we will be there at all the shows with our buckets at the ready!!! "
Stage gets a new cover after 30 years
Watch Chris and team re-cover & paint the stage.
Latest Prize Draw winners
For the latest prize draw winners - see "here..." page
FOST Member's Draw winners
For the latest member's draw winners - see "here..." page