A free car park is available alongside the theatre buildings which can accommodate approximately 60 cars with an additional parking area for thirty cars available for use when required. It is usually possible to drop passengers close to the main entrance to the theatre (approx five metres away). Please be aware that car parking space is limited. Please car-share whenever possible and help reduce the impact on the environment too.
Coach spaces are pre-booked via the box office. Up to five reserved disabled parking spaces are available which must be booked in advance through the box office. Two of these have been block paved to allow for easier transfer from car to wheelchair.
We have a bicycle rack that can accommodate 6 bikes. The rack is in the main car park alongside the disabled parking spaces.
How To Find Us
From the M4 and the north
From the M4, Junction 13 (or A34 from Oxford) follow signs for Southampton/Winchester (A34). On the A34 turn off at the junction signposted Newbury, Hungerford (Donnington, Speen) and take the first exit at the roundabout. Turn left at the Hare and Hounds public house (there is a brown sign here for The Watermill). Turn left at the end of the road and next right into the village of Bagnor and left at the sign for The Watermill.
From the A34 and the south
From the A34 (Winchester and Southampton), follow signs for Oxford (A34). Ignoring the first two junctions signposted Newbury, turn off at the third junction signposted A4 Newbury, Hungerford (Donnington, Speen) and take the first exit at the roundabout, then straight over the second roundabout. Follow the instructions from the Hare and Hounds public house above.
Travel information from West Berkshire Council
The Highways Agency will be carrying out essential maintenance works to the drainage system along the A34 between the A4130 Milton Interchange and A4185 Chilton Junction. This scheme aims to reduce the risk of future flooding and supports Oxfordshire County Councils proposed improvement schemes at Chilton and Milton.
Work is scheduled to start in early-December 2014 and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2015*.
24 hour narrow lane running with a temporary 50mph speed limit will be in place for the duration of the scheme.There will also be occasional full overnight closures of the A34 between the two junctions with traffic diverted via the A4185 Reading Road/A4130 Abingdon Road – this route is 4.5 miles and the expected journey time will be a minimum of 10 minutes. Confirmation of the closure dates will be displayed in advance on black and yellow signs along the A34.
For up-to-date information on the scheme and traffic management arrangements please visit www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage
The theatre is located two miles from Newbury town centre in the small, rural village of Bagnor, which has no public transport facilities. The nearest bus stop is approximately fifteen minutes walk away at Station Road, Speen. Newbury Buses service 4 (out and return) runs every two hours, Monday to Saturday from Newbury Bus Station to Station Road, Speen (approximately 30 minutes walk to The Watermill). The last bus to central Newbury leaves Station Road at 19.30pm. Please be aware there are no pavements for approximately half of this route and no street lighting. Buses run every two hours.
A community bus service (Handibus) operated by West Berkshire Volunteer Centre and manned by voluntary drivers, transports a group of elderly and infirm to the theatre at least once during the run of each show. Handibus operate in the following areas:
Tel: 0118 930 4837
Tel: 0118 983 6611
Tel: 01635 202519
Tel: 01488 682045
Tel: 01635 37111
Tel: 01635 874666
From London Paddington to Newbury station. There is a taxi rank at Newbury. The theatre is approximately five minutes from Junction 13 of the M4. Both Cabco (01635 33333) and Newbury Taxis (01635 877777) have cars that are accessible but these must be pre-booked.
The Watermill Theatre
Berkshire RG20 8AE
Administration: 01635 45834
Facsimile: 01635 523726
BOX OFFICE: 01635 46044
For a list of Watermill staff and their contact details click here.
The Watermill Theatre Ltd. reserves the right to make alterations where necessary.