About this cause
We are a community theatre providing a wide variety of shows and activities to the community of the Isle of Wight. The Shanklin Theatre has played a central role within the cultural life of the Isle of Wight and never more than today. In addition to our full and varied show programme, we are also home to the 'First Act' group, a theatre group for people with learning difficulties. As well as the multinational groups that come to our theatre each year, we play host to the Isle of Wight Drama festival. We are additionally host to Spotlight IOW Ltd, an Island based company who have been providing top quality entertainment since 2001.
How this cause brings people in the community together
During the interval between, usually, the two halves of a show, the bar will provide a pleasant, comfortable area for relaxation and social interaction. The 'First Act' group, use the bar as a rehearsal and tuition space, for people with learning difficulties on a weekly basis. The renovation of the soft furnishings will improve their comfort.