The Watermill Theatre


The Watermill Theatre has developed a reputation as one of Britain’s leading regional theatres.

From its beautiful home in a small Berkshire village, near Newbury work has been created that is admired around the world. The theatre’s unique environment encourages a real sense of ensemble, and its intimate 220-seat auditorium also means that there is a particularly strong connection between the actors and audience.

Over 65,000 people attend shows and events at The Watermill each year, where some 12 new productions are staged annually, ranging from Shakespeare and musicals to classics, new plays and youth theatre productions.

The Watermill tours regularly across the UK as well as rural touring productions, which play in village halls and small arts centres in the South. Recent transfers have included The Wipers Times (West End and Tour), Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet (International Tours), Murder For Two (The Other Palace) and Frankenstein (Wilton’s Music Hall).

The Watermill aims to be a focal point for the community and is proud to play a leading part in helping the careers of the theatre-makers of tomorrow.