Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Welcome to the Apollo Theatre

Welcome to our new blog, where we will be posting articles on various topics related to The Apollo Theatre in Neport, Isle of Wight.

The Apollo Theatre is a member of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain (LTG).  The little Georgian building is a  former Methodist chapel in Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, which was bought in 1970 and converted by a team of dedicated volunteers.  

Every year we put on a main season of seven shows as well as visiting productions,  vintage films, jazz concerts and other events.  

We are continually investing in the building and its facilities, and have state-of-the-art lighting and sound and a small but comfortable auditorium (with seats originally saved from Shanklin cinema!).  

The auditorium is wheelchair-accessible, with spaces for wheelchair users and an accessible loo close by, and there is a loop system for hearing-aid users.  

The well-stocked bar offers special themed cocktails and a new exhibition of local artists for each production in ‘Art in the Bar’.

For more information on what's on, what's coming up and more, visit our website at

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  1. Blog is a great idea.

    Great to get the backstory of the play/performance as an added extra.

    Perhaps would be good to include some stories from the past presentations or members and their portfolio to show the breadth of experience and tell of the fun and enjoyment.
    Also it could include some posts on the backstage operation from the technical crew and supporters to see what makes up the evening show.

    Lots of opportunities to have some interesting reading.

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  2. Thanks for your comments Ian.

    I was already thinking of inviting posts from people involved in various aspects of the theatre, including backstage, both to share understanding of the different roles and to - hopefully - encourage more to get involved.

    I like the idea of stories from past productions and members' 'portfolios' too - thanks for the suggestion.

    Any other suggestions welcome too!