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.
Two Times a Winner
Mr Sedman of Newport IOW is a regular to the theatre, & tells us that he bought rather a lot of £1 tickets at the shows, Best of the West End and the Roy Hudd performance. He added, “I didn’t expect to win, I just want to support the theatre, I will be buying tickets for the next prize draw on November 5th,”
Wonderful letter from Janet Sandys-nee-Derry
It was the summer season of 1956; Shanklin Theatre was home to Barry O’Brien’s repertory company “The Shanklin Theatre Company” presenting a season of West End play successes and offering a different play each week.
Among the cast was a young twenty one year old Janet Derry, Janet has just returned home from holidaying on the Island and has written a lovely letter of thanks to the friends of the theatre. Read more...
Shanklin Theatre External Defibrillator
The Friends of Shanklin Theatre became one of the first to install a public Defibrillator in the Shanklin area back in 2014, and last year it was put to good use when it saved the life of John Howard.
For the first two years it had been held at the Light and Sound Desk in the main theatre auditorium and in the summer of 2015 was fetched and taken to the Old Village following the collapse of John... Read more...
Rotary Club of Shanklin Sponsor Theatre Window Restoration
Installed over 80 years ago the windows are now in need of total overhaul and repair.
Window Appeal: Make a Donation
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...
Latest Prize Draw winners
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FOST Member's Draw winners
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