The Watermill Theatre produces quality work that attracts high calibre artists and creative teams earning it a reputation as one of the very best producing regional theatres in the country.
It is one of only five theatres that has been awarded a National Touring remit by Arts Council England and its work tours and entertains, moves and impresses audiences at home and internationally.
Twice a year The Watermill performs new writing to rural communities, playing in village halls and small arts centres. Alongside this it organises an extensive range of youth and education activities and works closely with the business community.
The theatre seats 220 people within a stunning converted mill situated in beautiful gardens on the bank of the river Lambourn just outside Newbury in West Berkshire. The compact building makes the theatre experience extraordinarily intimate for both performers and audience.
The Watermill has a bar and licensed restaurant serving pre-show and after-show meals, and cream teas after matinées. Although in a tranquil, rural location, the theatre is easily accessible and is just five minutes from Junction 13 of the M4.