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Coronavirus Update

Information about Coronavirus


18.03.2020 UPDATE

It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to let you know that The Watermill Theatre is to cancel a number of its productions over the forthcoming weeks. This affects the following shows: The Wicker Husband, The Boulevards, Goodnight Mister Tom, Hamlet, Wonky and Camp Albion. All events organised by the Friends of The Watermill, up to Saturday 6 June will also be cancelled.

We are devastated that we have to take this action but we are committed to playing our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and we hope that you, our extended Watermill family, will understand the difficult situation we find ourselves in. If you have tickets for any of these performances or events, our box office team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We kindly ask that you do not call the box office as this will overwhelm our team, who are working as fast as they can. Thank you for your patience. 

The welfare of our staff, performers, audience and participants is of utmost importance to us, which has prompted us to make this decision and to also cancel all Outreach and Education activities until further notice. Our team will be in touch with you if you have booked a workshop or are part of a regular group, please bear with us.

When the time comes for us to throw open our doors to audiences once again, we hope to welcome you back to enjoy the magic of theatre once more. Until then, from all of us, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your continued support.

16.03.2020 UPDATE

In the light of the most recent announcement from the Prime Minister regarding attendance at theatres, we are waiting on further advice from UK Theatre and will be making a detailed announcement tomorrow to clarify our situation. We thank you all for your patience and understanding.



The Watermill Theatre is closely monitoring, and following guidance from the Government and the NHS on Coronavirus (COVID – 19). Based on the latest information, we are continuing with our performances, youth theatre, Outreach courses and events, as scheduled. If there are any changes to our programme, we will update our website and be in touch with customers directly.

We are asking everyone working at, or visiting our theatre to make themselves aware of the latest advice from the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and to follow that advice to minimise the risk of the virus spreading. You can also find the latest guidance from the Government here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

The Watermill Theatre has implemented a number of precautionary measures including:


• encouraging regular washing of hands and use of hand sanitiser where appropriate

• increased cleaning of staff and visitor areas with particular attention to door handles and push plates

• displaying additional signage in cloakrooms

• increasing the number of times our ventilation system changes the air in the auditorium


We will continue to follow Government guidance and take any further steps necessary as the situation changes. We ask all visitors to The Watermill to remember to follow Government and NHS advice:


• Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water.

• If you cough or sneeze, please use a tissue and dispose of the tissue responsibly into a bin. Please do not flush tissues down our toilets, as The Watermill has a treatment plant and doing so could cause blockages.


If you are unable to use your theatre tickets, we offer an exchange service, subject to our terms and conditions. You can find more details on our website here: https://www.watermill.org.uk/booking or in our brochure.


We thank you for your understanding and continued support.