Memberships and Individual Giving

By supporting The Watermill and joining us as a Friend, benefactor or major donor, you will be making a real difference to the Watermill and all who benefit from our work – from artists and creatives developing and sharing their craft, audiences who experience and enjoy our productions, young children and families using the arts to develop skills for life, and those who are vulnerable or have a disability who are able to access all that we do.

Everyone who supports us through an individual giving programme can enjoy priority booking, ensuring you never miss a thing and can see the difference you are making. We will give regular updates to all our supporters, provide opportunities for you to engage with our work and gain insights into how we create meaningful & exciting theatre, while keeping our community at the heart of everything we do.

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Friends of The Watermill

£35 single / £50 joint membership per year

By becoming a Friend of The Watermill, you can play a vital role in enabling us to create world-class theatre which inspires audiences locally and nationally. Your support will also help us engage 13,000 people each year through our outreach programme, putting creativity into the hands of our local communities.

A gift of £50 per year could enable a young person to participate in a weekly drama session

SINGLE FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP (ANNUAL) JOINT FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP (ANNUAL) GIFT A MEMBERSHIP
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Watermill Reeds

£120 per year (or £10 p/month)

You could make a huge difference by joining our Watermill Reeds. Your support will enable us to continue creating world-class theatre that is accessible for all – to reach young people, families and those with additional needs, regardless of their financial status.

A gift of £120 per year could provide two pre-show workshops for relaxed performances

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Watermill Bulrush

£250 per year (£20.80 p/month)

Our Bulrush benefactors provide enormous support for our artistic work, enabling us to stage ambitious productions of exceptional quality – providing early career opportunities for emerging artists as well as established professionals.

A gift of £250 could enable an emerging artist to have mentor support from a professional Director

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Watermill Fern

£500 per year (£41.66 p/month)

By becoming a Fern benefactor you will be supporting the next generation of theatre makers, as well as the productions on our stage today – enabling young people to participate in large-scale, professional standard productions, gaining industry experience and skills for life.

A gift of £500 could support the costs of creating a piece of youth theatre

WATERMILL FERN (ANNUAL) WATERMILL FERN (MONTHLY) GIFT A MEMBERSHIP
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Watermill Waterlily

£1,250 per year (£104.16 p/month)

You could make a real difference by becoming a Waterlily benefactor – supporting our varied artistic programme, enabling us to tell stories that resonate with our audiences, reflecting the world we live in and enriching lives.

A gift of £1,250 could support two weeks of rehearsals with a dialect coach

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Watermill Willow

£2,500 per year & above

Our Willow major donors make a significant difference to us – enabling us to give life to new work, taking shows beyond the Watermill – on rural, schools and national tours.

A gift of £2,500 could help support the cost of commissioning a new piece of work

Please contact development@watermill.org.uk to discuss joining this programme

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Watermill Musical Circle

£1350

Join our musical circle to support our epic summer musical from start to finish – with behind the scenes access, invites to design reveals, cast meet & greets, rehearsals and special events – join us on a journey to bring our most ambitious production of the year to life!

Please contact development@watermill.org.uk to discuss joining this programme

With thanks to our current supporters:

Watermill Fern

  • Debby Puxley
  • Julian & Jenny Cazalet

Watermill Waterlily

  • James Douglas

Watermill Willow

  • Christine & Jacques
  • Simon George
  • Jen & Ali Grimstone-Jones
  • Anonymous
  • The Hon Christopher Sharples and Mrs Sharples