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Volunteers at Shanklin Theatre are the force behind the working of the theatre.

Volunteers’ jobs are varied, interesting and require many different skills.

Our volunteers are involved in running the front of house, the box office, the bar, ushering, bucket collection after every show and selling confectionery, ice cream and prize draw tickets.

They clean and maintain this grade II listed building, attend various summer and winter festivals and fêtes, carnivals, regattas and island wide shows, organise an annual garden party and distribute Theatre brochures locally.

The catering team fulfils other important roles, such as providing catering for the monthly coffee, cake and chat mornings, volunteer breakfast mornings, volunteers’ Thank You evening, star hospitality and refreshments for local open gardens under the National Garden Scheme.

Other roles include social media & publicity, IT support, Theatre tour guide, historic theatre material archiving and scrap-booking, website maintenance, welfare and volunteer co-ordination.

All our volunteers receive ongoing training which is essential for providing consistent customer satisfaction and safety. The theatre has won the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years, not only for the quality of its shows, but also for the services provided by its volunteers.

For more details on what the volunteers are doing, click here to open our Volunteer Information Booklet.


  • IT Support
  • Bartender
  • Housekeeping
  • Brochure Distribution

If you or someone you know is interested in one of these posts, come to our Next coffee, Cake and Chat or contact Neil McMurray.

Contact Me

Please note that to become a volunteer, you will need to join the Friends for insurance purposes.

If you would like to join our merry gang of volunteers, fill out the form below and we'll be in touch.

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Corporate Sponsors

Snowdon House Hotel

Snowdon House

The Snowdon is a Silver Award, 4 star guest house situated just some 100 metres away from the spectacular cliff walk and views of Sandown Bay.

Rob Bird and Son

Ron Bird and Son

RON BIRD & SON are a family business based in the Isle of Wight providing piano tuning and technical services to customers across the Isle of Wight and UK.

Island Web Services

Island Web Services

Island Webservices is an Isle of Wight based web design and hosting company. We make search engine friendly, quick to load web sites that are accessible and easy to use on all devices.

The Clifton

The Clifton

Brimming with coastal charm, this oasis of calm is perched perfectly on Shanklin's clifftop, it's the home from home where you can make yourself comfortable in one of 15 individually designed bedrooms.

Jane Oliver

Jane Oliver Educational Consultant

I can assist schools with all aspects of behaviour management, based on sound practical experience and theoretical knowledge.

First Act Theatre Group

First Act Theatre Group

Shanklin Theatre provides a great home for First Act Theatre Group (a theatre group for people with learning disabilities).


Websites by tldesignworks

Isle of Wight based website design and hosting. Using the latest web standards and techniques to produce beautiful and practical websites to work on all devices from your desk to your mobile phone.

Sandra Honey

Sandra Honey

‘I am a Reflexologist in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Supporting you to better health and wellbeing. My private clinic room is in Somerset Road, Ryde, which is just off the main A3055 and is easily accessible by public transport. There is onsite parking and street parking’