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50th Anniversary Year

In the last 50 years this tiny mill has become one of the country's leading theatrical powerhouses.

Since 1967, we have produced hundreds of shows with some touring locally, nationally and even internationally. We have secured West End and Broadway transfers and have won numerous awards including TMA Awards, an OBIE Award and Drama Desk Awards.

We continue to create a wide variety of work here for the community around us, underpinned with an extraordinary international reputation. Where else in the world would you find such a small, unique venue in the middle of the countryside that has such ambition and has toured its productions to six continents across the globe, performing in places as varied as Nepal, New York, Bombay and Barbados?

It's a mark of the extraordinary invention of those who have worked here, and the audiences who have loyally stood by us in everything we’ve done that we continue to make great theatre for all. We would love to hear your special memories of The Watermill from the last fifty years and invite you to share your stories with us.

Our 50th anniversary year is also a chance to celebrate our achievements over the years, and encourage support for another 50 years of great theatre. Last year, we played to over 72,000 people at our home in Bagnor and a further 110,000 people on tour. Find out more about how you can help us create outstanding theatre for future generations.

2017 promises to be a very special year packed with wonderful shows and one-off events for you to enjoy in this beautiful building and gardens, as well as on tour. We’re delighted to be touring many of our shows around the UK this year including three London transfers. Visit our tour page for full details.

I hope that you're able to enjoy all that 2017 has to offer. And here's to another 50 years!

Paul Hart
Artistic and Executive Director