Full House Appeal
A gift towards our FULL HOUSE will help us to overcome the effects of reducing our seating capacity, so that we can continue to tell brilliant stories in imaginative ways for all to enjoy.
Support an empty seat and make a dramatic difference.
Why does The Watermill need my support?
We are delighted to be bringing live theatre to our stage once again and can't wait to welcome you back to The Watermill. Things will undoubtedly look and feel a little different this season as we have implemented lots of new measures at the theatre to help with social distancing and to keep you safe.
Unfortunately, this means the number of audience members we can welcome to each performance has been significantly reduced. We are only able to sell approximately 37% of the seats in our auditorium - we usually aim to reach in excess of 80% capacity to break-even. We know it's a big ask, but if you can, please consider making a donation to our FULL HOUSE appeal.
We are determined to continue creating ambitious and exciting theatre for audiences of all ages, but operating at such a reduced capacity involves a high level of financial risk. Sadly The Watermill did not qualify for funding from the Government's £1.5 billion arts industry bailout earlier this year, and following a second period of closure due to the national lockdown - now more than ever - your support will make a dramatic difference.