Name A Seat

Celebrating Fifty Years of Great Theatre!

Throughout 2017 The Watermill celebrated its 50th year of producing great theatre. To acknowledge this significant milestone we launched our Name A Seat campaign and invited you to help us to mark this important occasion.

Although our anniversary year has now come to an end, we still have a few fantastic seats available to name and would be delighted if you would like to support The Watermill in this way. You can name a seat in memory of a loved one, as a gift for someone who’s inspired you, for a friend or relative, or even yourself! Companies are also welcome to name a seat or a row of seats.

Your donation will go to the heart of what we do. Our aim is to make memorable theatre for all to enjoy, to provide a training ground for directors, designers and theatre makers of tomorrow, and to inspire our local community to take part in our vibrant outreach programme.

In return for a suggested donation of £100 for an individual seat in the circle, we will engrave your name/message on a plaque and attach it to a specific seat in the auditorium which will be visible for 5 years. All of our stalls seats have now been named.

You can click here to choose and buy your seat online or please call us on 01635 570915 to discuss the availability of specific seats. Alternatively, complete the application form below and we will select a seat for you.


Download a Name A Seat form here.


A few things to consider:
Seats are subject to availability.
Seat naming is for 5 years. Plaques will appear on seats no later than one month after your order is confirmed. You will have first refusal to continue to name your seat after the initial 5 year period (at a further cost).

Naming a seat doesn’t guarantee that your chosen seat will be exclusively available to you when purchasing a ticket for a show.

Please note that a few seats may be removed for some shows, depending on seat configuration.
For seats in the circle slips or where the back of the seat is inaccessible, plaques will be affixed to the front, on the base of the seat so that the plaque is visible when the seat is tipped up.

Businesses will be charged VAT.

When naming a seat online, please include (when prompted) the inscription that you want on your plaque in the blank box provided.


Thank you to our supporters who have named a seat:

Amanda Simpson

Amoret Tanner

Andrea and Brian Snook

Andrew Tuckey






Ariane Koerschgen

Barbara Wells

Barrie and Lesley Brinkman

Barry Spiller

Bicester Theatre Club

Brian Bush

Brian Kieran

Carol Edgar

Catherine Whitehead

Christine Breese

Chris and Meg Turner

Chris Walters

Christine Yelland

Clare Fox

Codelocks Ltd

Colin Sturgess

Craig Revel Horwood

Daniel Kearns

Daphne Wilson

Dave Machin

David Fowkes

David Grindrod

Debby Puxley

Denis Weeks Butcher

Dickins Hopgood Chidley Solicitors

Doves Farm

Edmund Hodgkinson

Elizabeth Barnett

Elizabeth Rice

Ellie Dickins Shoes

Fiona Crutchley

Fred and Molly Davison

Gay and Euan Smith

Harriet Roupell

Hazel Bishop

Ian Miles

Ian Park

J E A Massey

Jack and Catherine Lovell

James Rees

Jean Leo

Jeanie Hirsch

Jennifer Edwards

John and Tricia

Johnnie and Jenny Patrick

Joseph Millson

Julian and Jenny Cazalet

Julie Sunter

Kate Craggs 

Kenneth Johnson

Kintbury Players

Lady Howard de Walden

Liz Pagett

Lord Adair and Lady Orna Turner

Louis Forsyth

Lucy Keirl

Lynn Barton

Lysbeth Forbes-Robertson

Maggie Heath

Maggie Whitlum-Cooper

Martin Oliver

Mary Barnard

Matthew James Hinchliffe

Michael Hill

Michael Jones

Michael Kearvell

Michelle Malone

Miles Roberts

Miss Zen Fairhurst 

Mr & Mrs C Hamersley

Mr Anthony Akbar

Mr Chris Spencer

Mr Frank Letch

Mr Grant Tuff

Mr James Douglas

Mr R W Rose

Mrs Ali Dugdale

Mrs C H Seaward

Mrs J Rosemary Haynes

Mrs Norma Reid

Mrs Ruth Tibbett

Mrs Victoria Fry 

Nathan M. Wright

Neil and Tigist Chadder

Newbury and District Agricultural Society 

Newbury Weekly News

Nina Mead

Owen Taylor

Pamela Elder

Patricia Freestone

Paul Davies

Peter Clements

Peter and Judith Denny

Peter Mealing

Regent Lettings Ltd

Reverend Millie Hart

Richard and Enid Hardy

Robert and Maureen Roberts

Robert Michaelson

Roger and Anne Ambrose

Ron and Elizabeth Howard

Rosalind Langford

Rotary Club of Newbury

Roy and Carole Oldham

Rupert Hambro

Sally Lakin

Sam and Gerald Picton

Sarah Dunnett

Sarah Pyatt

Sir Timothy Walker

Sir Trevor Chinn

Sonning Common Theatre Club

Stella Ferguson

Steve and Jane Cowdry

Steven John

Susan Hiscock

Terri Costain

Tim Lewis

Toinette Lewendon