Act 2 Appeal


After an extended and unprecedented interval, we are delighted to be lighting up The Watermill stage once again, ready to welcome you back with brilliant live theatre in our beautiful gardens.  

The past year has undoubtedly been a challenging time for us, but the generosity of our community has truly blown us away. Without you, the theatre would have struggled to stay afloat, and things would look very different today.

Buoyed by your encouragement, we hope that you feel able to continue to support our mission to uplift and inspire people through great theatre.

We are excited to celebrate your return, and with our artistic ambition ever-present we have launched a new fundraising campaign, ACT 2, to help rebuild our artistic programme and keep our productions centre stage.

Donations received will support the creation of future productions at the theatre and will enable us to resume our important outreach and education activities on-site, helping us to make and strengthen connections with our community.

Please support our work by making a donation to ACT 2 today.

We are over the moon to announce that we have been offered £10,000 in Match Funding by two generous benefactors, to celebrate our reopening season and help us raise much needed funds for the future of The Watermill Theatre.

To unlock this funding please support our ACT 2 appeal with a donation between 6-20 May. Every £1 you donate during this period will be matched by another £1!*

Please note:*up to £10,000 match funding available. Match funding is only available during this special Funding Fortnight. ACT 2 donations made outside of 6-20 May and/or once our £10,000 target has been reached are gratefully received but will not be eligible for match funding.

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