Go to What's On

Ad Lib

Thu 23 Sep 2021 - Thu 02 Dec 2021

All our youth theatre activities at The Watermill are autism friendly. Ad Lib is especially for young people aged 12 - 16 who have autism. Whether you have a diagnosis of autism, are waiting for one, or are keen to play alongside someone who sees the world differently, everyone is welcome. Using drama and theatre games, you will build your communication and social skills, make new friends, and have plenty of fun.


As well as taking part in weekly sessions, all members of Ad Lib can apply to perform in our Youth Ensemble production each year. These are professionally produced by The Watermill team and performed by over 30 young people aged 11+ on the main stage. 


Thursday evening

Ages 12 – 16
5.30- 6.30pm

Autumn term dates: Thursday 23 September to Thursday 2 December (No session during half term)

Spring term dates: (Booking not yet open) Thursday 13 January to Thursday 24 March (No session 24 February due to half term) 

Cost: Thanks to generous funding from Greenham Trust we are not charging for this group but if you would like to make a suggested donation of £50 towards our community outreach programme, we value your support.


Location: Because of COVID-19, the Autumn term of Ad Lib will take place at Boxford Village Hall.  


Support:  We are not able to offer one-to-one support to access sessions. If this would be important to you, you are welcome to bring a companion.

For more information, read our visual story about Ad Lib here, or contact Lixi Chivas, Community Associate at The Watermill. Reach her on 01635 570918 (voice), 07470 114826 (voice/text) or lixi@watermill.org.uk