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Take Part

The Watermill is a resource for the surrounding community and beyond. We take our shows to villages to provide access to professional theatre in rural areas; we help schools and colleges to deliver their curriculum; businesses to be more effective; and create opportunities for local people to be involved in the activities of their theatre.

Opportunities for Young People

Theatre is a wonderful way to build confidence and create long-lasting friendships. We want everybody to have the opportunity to take part in activities at The Watermill and with the new term approaching, we have a host of exciting youth theatre opportunities available!


Prologue meets on Mondays at The Watermill Theatre. Each 10 week term focuses on skills and acting techniques. For information on times, please click here. Price £48 per term.

Associate Youth Theatre

A year-long opportunity that focuses on developing skills and working towards a Summer term performance.
The Junior group meet on Saturdays and Senior group meet on Tuesdays. For information on times please click here. Due to limited space at The Watermill, the Associate Youth Theatre takes place at the North Thatcham children’s centre. Price £58


Opportunities for Adults

Our regular, weekly groups Upstage (for adults on a Monday night) and Encore! (for retired adults) work with professional theatre makers to learn new techniques, polish acting skills, and explore performance in depth. For adults needing a monthly break from it all, Scene Change is a relaxed session using drama games to stretch imaginations and play. Duologue is our weekly group mixing young people and adults, who are hearing or Deaf. Adults with a learning disability are warmly invited to join Fourth Wall, our programme that ‘breaks the fourth wall’ by unpacking a production in more depth alongside watching a performance.

And look out for our ad hoc events, including ‘The World Of…’ days, which reveal the secrets behind a production, and Scratch Choir days. Click here to find out more.