The Watermill Theatre

Our Outreach Program:

The Watermill Theatre is home to a lively community of people who are making, watching or trying their hand at theatre. Throughout the week and across the county we have opportunities to get involved, whether you’re a consummate professional or total beginner, whether you’re 20 months old or well into retirement or anywhere in between.

We offer regular youth theatre groups as well as the same for adults, as well as a range of specialised sessions including for those with complications in their lives, young people living with deafness in any way, people living with autism and much more.

Our belief that everyone deserves a chance has led to a thriving education and participation programme, which works with around 19,000 people every year at The Watermill and in the wider community.

We’re also proud to offer accessible performances all year-round to welcome and support people with hearing, vision, mobility or sensory impairments, and we’ve designed specialist bespoke programmes for young people and adults with additional needs, all through consultation with local families and partner organisations. 


About The Watermil Theatre:

From our home in a converted Watermill in rural West Berkshire, which seats just 220 people, we have produced award-winning work that has been recognised throughout the UK and abroad. The very best artists and creative teams, both established and at the early stages of their careers, are our lifeblood, earning The Watermill a reputation as one of the very best producing theatres in the country. Alongside West End transfers and national and international tours of our work, we create productions for small-scale touring, ensuring that those living in rural isolation are able to enjoy high-quality theatre on their doorstep. We also tour to schools taking stripped back, vibrant productions of classic texts into the classroom to support students’ learning.

We will continue to be a leading force in developing the theatre-makers of tomorrow, both in the wider profession and our local community.

Arts and creative classes
Activities for children and young people
Arts organisations and events
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Non English speaking friendly