Shanklin Theatre

Shanklin

Type:Theatre

Prospect Road, SHANKLIN, Isle Of Wight, PO37 6AJ

Tel: 01983 868000 / 01983 862739

Shanklin Theatre

About

Located in the heart of the town, Shanklin Theatre is the largest theatre on the Isle of Wight with a seating capacity of 615. The theatre opens all year round except January and stages 150 plus shows a year, featuring top names from the world of Comedy, Dance and Music, plus other varied entertainment for all tastes. 

During the summer season, we are always proud to present our ever popular summer stage show “Beyond the West End”. This professional production is performed by Spotlight (IOW) Ltd, an Island-based company who have been providing top quality professional entertainment since 2004. The Best of the West End show typically runs every Thursday from May to October.

For a complete list of current shows see: https://www.shanklintheatre.com/default.aspx

YOUR VISIT:

Box Office:

The Box Office is located at the side of the Theatre in Steephill Road. The Box Office is open from 10am-3pm Mon-Fri plus 10am-1pm on Saturdays. In addition, when there is a show later that day on Mon-Sat, the Box Office remains open all day from 10am until the start of the show. For Sunday shows the Box Office opens 2 hours before the show and remains open until the show starts. Pre-booked tickets for collection are picked-up from the Box Office, which also sells Theatre souvenirs.

Auditorium:

Auditorium seating is on two levels: the stalls and the balcony. The stalls are level and the balcony is on a slope. Access to the balcony is via stairs (there is no lift). In general, the auditorium opens 30 minutes before a show.

Bar:

Alcoholic drinks, including Isle of Wight beers, tea and coffee are available in the downstairs bar, accessed via stairs from the Box Office corridor, allowing theatregoers to relax before a show and avoid any rush to get to the Theatre on time.
The Bar opens 1 hour before the start of a show.

Historical Map Room:

When visiting the bar, don’t forget to see the adjacent historical Map Room, which was a local command and control centre during WW2 and is decorated with memorabilia from that time. Additional bar seating is available in the Map Room.

Sweetshop:

In the foyer you will find an English Heritage listed structure – the Sweetshop, which was formerly the Theatre Box Office. It opens before shows and during show intervals for those hard to resist treats.

Limited Mobility Access:

For those with limited mobility, the auditorium can be accessed on the level from the Theatre (private) car park. Access to the Box Office is on the level though there are a few steps from the Box Office corridor down to the auditorium. Limited mobility toilets are available in both the gents’ and ladies’ toilets in the foyer. A limited mobility toilet is situated adjacent to the downstairs bar.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Access for wheelchairs is available at the side of the auditorium. Selected seats in the stalls are held by the theatre for disabled patrons, we regret they are not available to book online - Please contact the Box Office to reserve these seats. Wheelchair patrons are required to be seated in their own chair for the duration of the performance. The balcony and bar can only be reached by stairs. Disabled toilets are available in the foyer. Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the theatre. Badge holders may park in the roads near the theatre subject to the terms and conditions of the badge.
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - The bar opens one hour before the performance time, Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also available. The bar closes 5 minutes before the start of the performance and will remain closed during the performance, re-opening at the interval. Please pre-order your interval drinks. No alcohol may be brought into the building and only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed within the theatre. No alcohol must be taken outside the building. No glass bottles are allowed in the Auditorium. For safety reasons drinks should not be put on the balcony ledge in front of row A. Please note that there may be shows where the artistes request no bar drinks in the auditorium during the performance, please respect this as it forms part of the show and the theatre has no control over this - Thank You. Sweets and Ices The Theatre has a sweetshop in the foyer open before most performances and during the interval. Ices are sold during the interval in the auditorium during most performances.
  • Refreshments Available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
  • Gift shop - The Theatre has a sweetshop in the foyer open before most performances and during the interval. Ices are sold during the interval in the auditorium during most performances.
  • Groups welcome - Party rates for bookings of 20 or more are available on selected shows, to check rates and availability please contact the Box Office. Party bookings are made under a lead name; this person will become responsible for the booking and for ensuring payment is made in full by the due date. Please note that not all discounts are available online.
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol - The bar opens one hour before the performance time, Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also available. The bar closes 5 minutes before the start of the performance and will remain closed during the performance, re-opening at the interval. Please pre-order your interval drinks. No alcohol may be brought into the building and only alcohol purchased on the premises may be consumed within the theatre. No alcohol must be taken outside the building. No glass bottles are allowed in the Auditorium. For safety reasons drinks should not be put on the balcony ledge in front of row A. Please note that there may be shows where the artistes request no bar drinks in the auditorium during the performance, please respect this as it forms part of the show and the theatre has no control over this - Thank You.
  • Live Music
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets - Toilet facilities are available in the front Foyer entrance and downstairs near to the Bar area.

Parking & Transport

  • On street parking only - Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the theatre. Car parks are situated within walking distance of the theatre; allow at least 30 minutes to find a parking space. Please contact the Box Office for further information.
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • JCB accepted - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • Maestro - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • Maestro Accepted - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • MasterCard - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • MasterCard accepted - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • Special group rates - Party rates for bookings of 20 or more are available on selected shows, to check rates and availability please contact the Box Office. Party bookings are made under a lead name; this person will become responsible for the booking and for ensuring payment is made in full by the due date. Please note that not all discounts are available online.
  • Visa - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.
  • Visa accepted - We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected.

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Please note that there are no parking facilities available at the theatre. Car parks are situated within walking distance of the theatre; allow at least 30 minutes to find a parking space. Please contact the Box Office for further information.
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction - Smoking including e-cigarettes is not permitted in the building.

Specialist Features

  • Information Point - Box Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1000 to 1500, Saturdays 1000 to 1300 the Box Office is also open ONE hour before a performance commences. Extended hours operate on show days - please contact the theatre for more information. We accept payment by Cash, Cheque (see below) Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, and JCB. Payment may be made by Cheque for shows booked well in advance. However with the end of the Cheque guarantee scheme Cheques will be required to be cleared before tickets can be despatched/collected. Please note that on Performance days and during the hour before the performance the Box Office will be busy and there may be a delay in answering your telephone call.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin. From Fishbourne ferry, A3054 to Ryde, straight along Esplanade to boating lake, follow road round onto A3055 to Sandown, A3055 to Shanklin. From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.

Public car parks are available nearby in Vernon Meadow (access via Chine Avenue), Orchardleigh Road (access via St John’s Road), Shanklin Railway Station and Atherley Road. Parking is not available at the Theatre.

Public Transport Directions

Shanklin railway station is a 10-minute walk away.

Southern Vectis Buses numbers 2 and 3 stop close to the Theatre. For further bus information please visit the Southern Vectis website at www.islandbuses.info/

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