Youth Ensemble

In 2022 The Watermill Theatre established The Watermill Youth Ensemble, a company formed of talented young people aged 11+ who take part in The Watermill Theatre’s regular weekly groups.

The company not only gives young people the opportunity to flourish onstage, but also behind the scenes in stage management, design, and assistant director roles. The company puts their unique stamp on the performances, using their own experiences or learnt skills, in creating British Sign Language integrated, Captioned, and Audio Described performances.

The Watermill Youth Ensemble performed their first production, The Girl of Ink and Stars in March – April 2022, and have continued since then with much success and celebration.

Our next Youth Ensemble production is Wendy & Peter Pan, adapted by Ella Hickson from the novel by J.M. Barrie.
Performances 23 - 30 March 2024. Tickets on sale now


If you would like to find out more about The Watermill Youth Ensemble, please contact Outreach Assistant, Matty, on


Praise for The Watermill Youth Ensemble

‘Each of these young people can walk taller, carrying the memory of this magical experience with them’ Newbury Today (April 2022)

'If this cast represent young British acting talent, the future is very bright for British theatre' Audience Member (November 2022)

'It's like another home/community where I can explore different parts of myself and create new worlds and characters, and make friends.' Youth Ensemble Participant (April 2023)