Information about Coronavirus
It is with a heavy heart that we have had to temporarily close the Watermill Theatre due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
As well as our beautiful theatre remaining closed, from Wednesday 10 June we will further reduce our operations resulting in the majority of Watermill Theatre staff being placed on temporary furlough leave. This has been a difficult decision to make, but to protect the future of our theatre, it has been necessary to put these measures in place.
During this period, we will not be active online or across our social media channels. Remaining staff will be monitoring our administration and box office emails and phone lines, and responding to urgent queries.
Our box office phone line 01635 46044 will only be open Monday to Thursday from 10am – 2.30pm. Should you need to contact the box office, we would be grateful if you could telephone during these hours or email email@example.com. Please do not leave voice messages as we will struggle to answer them at this moment in time.
Performances of Our Man in Havana which were due to take place from Thursday 11 June to Saturday 25 July have been postponed. Ticketholders 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
The following performances and events have been cancelled: The Wicker Husband, The Boulevards, Goodnight Mister Tom, Hamlet, Wonky, Camp Albion and The Mistakable Sound of Ed MacArthur. All events organised by the Friends of The Watermill have also been cancelled until the autumn and our Outreach and Education activities have been cancelled until further notice.
If you have tickets for a show or event that has been cancelled, our box office team will be in touch with you shortly. 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.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for the incredible support we have received since closing our doors on 17 March. We have been blown away by your generosity towards our ACT NOW, to help us ACT tomorrow
appeal and we remain grateful and humbled by the support you have shown us at this challenging time. Sadly, like many other theatres, The Watermill’s future is uncertain, but we will work as hard as we can to find a way to safely welcome audiences and participants back through our doors once again.
Here are some ideas of ways you can continue to support The Watermill whilst we remain temporarily closed:
The safety and welfare of our audience members, performers, participants and staff is of the utmost importance to us and when the time comes for us to re-open our doors, the ongoing safety of our communities will remain the highest priority for us.
We are working on plans for the future and look forward to welcoming you back to The Watermill to enjoy the magic of theatre with us once more. Until then, thank you for your patience and support. Stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon.
With very best wishes,
The Watermill Team09.06.20