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 entertains, moves and impresses audiences both in the UK and abroad.
Every year, The Watermill performs new writing to rural communities, playing in village halls, small arts centres and theatres. Alongside this it organises an extensive range of youth, community and education activities and works closely with local businesses.
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 the performers and audience.
From the M4 and the north:
From the M4, junction 13 (or A34 from Oxford) follow signs for Southampton/Winchester (A34). On the A34 turn off at the junction signposted Newbury, Hungerford (Donnington/Speen) and take the first exit at the roundabout. Turn left at the Hare and Hounds public house (there is a brown sign here for the Watermill). Turn left at the end of the road and next right into the village of Bagnor and left at the sign for the Watermill.
From the A34 and the south:
From the A34 (Winchester/Southampton), follow signs for Oxford (A34). Ignoring the first two junctions signposted Newbury, turn off at the third junction signposted A4 Newbury, Hungerford (Donnington,Speen) and take the first exit at the roundabout, then straight over the second roundabout. Follow the instructions from the Hare and Hounds public house above.