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Coronavirus Update

Following the Government's announcement of a second national lockdown, sadly we will temporarily close from Thursday 5 November. Performances of Lone Flyer from 5 - 21 November and A Christmas Carol from 26 November - 2 December have been cancelled. Performances of Lone Flyer will continue as scheduled until Wednesday 4 November with Covid-secure safety measures in place. 

All customers with tickets for cancelled performances will be contacted directly by a member of our Box Office team to discuss your booking. We kindly ask that you do not call the box office at this busy time. Please bear with us, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

During the last few months, we have worked really hard to put measures in place to ensure the safety of our theatre for audiences, performers and staff. We look forward to reopening once restrictions are lifted and we can't wait to share our new festive retelling of A Christmas Carol with you during December! We will publish details of a revised schedule once more information becomes available. We also hope to reschedule cancelled performances of Lone Flyer for the New Year, so that we can continue to inspire audiences with the captivating story of the spirited pilot Amy Johnson.

There is no doubt that this has been a difficult year, but we are proud that since 17 March we have engaged with 1774 people through our online outreach and education workshops, created 4 brand new productions, presented 103 performances and welcomed back 3,389 audience members to enjoy live theatre, both inside and out!

We could not have done this without your support, and we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has played a part in helping to sustain The Watermill Theatre during this challenging time.

We must close the doors and turn off the lights for now, but we will be back, and we are looking forward to sharing amazing theatre with you again very soon. Until then, stay safe and thank you for your continued understanding and support.


Postponed shows 
As previously announced, The Watermill has taken the decision to postpone Our Man in Havana and The Jungle Book until 2021.

Ticketholders for Our Man in Havana will be contacted in due course and will be informed once new dates are confirmed. It will take some time to re-schedule postponed performances, so we kindly ask that you bear with us whilst we work hard to secure new dates.

The Jungle Book has been postponed until 2021 and will take place from Thursday 18 November 2021 to Friday 31 December 2021. Ticketholders for The Jungle Book have been contacted by our box office team. We will be able to transfer your original booking to the 2021 dates, offer a credit note or refund.

We kindly ask that ticketholders for the affected shows, please do not call our box office at this time as this will overwhelm our small team. If you need to contact box office, please email boxoffice@watermill.org.uk and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

If you have tickets for a show or event that has been cancelled, our box office team will be in touch with you. If you are able to help protect the theatre’s future by donating the value of your ticket(s) to The Watermill, we would be so grateful. However, we understand that this may not be possible for everyone so if you prefer, we will of course credit your Watermill account or refund the value of your ticket(s) to your original payment card.


A big thank you

We would like to express our sincere thanks for the incredible support we have received this year since first closing our doors on 17 March. We have been blown away by your generosity towards our Covid-19 fundraising appeals and we remain grateful and humbled by the support you have shown us at this challenging time.

As you can imagine, the impact of cancelling performances and closing the theatre once again is a huge blow for The Watermill and all who engage with our special venue. From the audience members who have been visiting since the theatre opened, to our Youth Theatre members who have grown up performing on our stage – The Watermill Theatre isn’t just a building, it is a community. Without you, our auditorium stands alone, empty. 

If you can, please consider making a donation to our FULL HOUSE appeal. Your support will help us withstand this second period of closure, so on the other side, we can bring our community back together and continue to tell brilliant stories in imaginative ways for all to enjoy. 

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We can’t wait to welcome you back into our auditorium to enjoy the magic of live theatre once more.

With very best wishes,

The Watermill Team