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"…another great success for the Watermill team and their clever policy of bringing entertainment that is just a bit different and special to their audiences." WOW Magazine

"Whoops, they've done it again. The estimable 200-seat Watermill Theatre proves once more… that size doesn't matter but it's what you do with it that counts." Evening Standard

The Watermill Theatre operates throughout the year and has developed a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting regional theatres. Our productions last year were seen by 73,000 audience members and our extensive outreach and education programme involved 19,000 people.

Current Vacancies


The Watermill Theatre is creating the new post of Producer to address its growing and varied programme. The Producer will work closely with the Artistic & Executive Director in developing the programme, maintaining strategic objectives, and maximising potential for future life for Watermill productions.
The post-holder will be a crucial part of the Watermill team, maintaining strong relationships across the staff, and throughout the sector to ensure The Watermill Theatre continues to thrive.

Download the job description and person specification 

It is envisaged that this post could be a flexible position. We will consider applications from those looking for a full-time position and from those who would consider combining the position with other freelance work. Please state in your application how you would manage your time for this post. We actively encourage applications from people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills, as The Watermill Theatre is committed to equal opportunities for all.

How to Apply

Please download and complete the Equal Opportunities Form and return, together with the application form and a covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria and your full CV, to: Paul Hart - Artistic and Executive Director, Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE or email admin@watermill.org.uk

01635 45834

Download an application form
Download an equal opportunities form

Closing date for applications Friday 10 January at 12 noon
Interviews will take place on the week commencing 20 January


Freelance Facilitators

The Watermill Theatre are currently looking for professional and inspirational freelance theatre practitioners to join their expanding team of facilitators. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have expertise in the following areas: 

 • Early years: engaging young people, their families and carers, introducing the arts at this vital stage of development.

• Autistic Spectrum conditions: creating and delivering, dynamic and carefully structured workshops for autistic young people who love theatre.

We are ideally looking for people local to The Watermill who can commit on a weekly basis.

Because of the nature of the role and our remote location, an enhanced DBS check and your own transport are essential.

To apply please send your CV to Heidi Bird (heidi@watermill.org.uk) by Friday 28 February. 


New Writing Opportunity

We are looking for a writer to adapt Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for The Watermill Ensemble to create an abridged version for a cast of three.

Our acclaimed A Mini Summer Night's Dream in 2019 saw A Midsummer Night's Dream performed by only three actors tour to secondary schools in the region with a run here at The Watermill. We are now looking for a playwright to create an ambitious take on Twelfth Night and deliver a fast paced, lively 75-minute script with an emphasis on storytelling.

The piece will be directed by our Creative Associate Robert Kirby. Fee is £1575. First draft by late April.

Please send a CV along with a short description of how you would approach the challenge of rewriting Twelfth Night by the end of February. In your application, we’re interested in why you think your approach would work for The Watermill Ensemble.

We encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. We will also work with you to make sure any access needs are met. If you have any question or to submit your application, please email Eilidh Nurse (eilidh@watermill.org.uk)


Car Parking Assistants

We are looking for Car Parking Assistants to join our team to welcome audience members to all performances at The Watermill. Minimum wage paid.

For further details please contact Julie Pearson on 01635 45834 or admin@watermill.org.uk
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a hard-working and reliable Kitchen Porter to join our team. The ideal candidate will be used to a busy kitchen environment, will work collaboratively with our small friendly team and will have their own transport. Working hours will be 40 hours per week on a flexible rota basis but mainly afternoon and evening work. An evening meal is provided when on duty.

For further information and to apply, please call Sharon Shanehchi or Paul Davies on 01635 570920 or send a copy of your up to date CV to admin@watermill.org.uk, The Watermill Theatre and Restaurant, Bagnor, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8AE


We are committed to equality of opportunity and access for all irrespective of their age, gender, class, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, religious belief or sexual orientation. We aim to create a working environment which values and respects the variety of life styles and cultures found within theatre and within our local community.

We are dedicated to ensuring that no employee, audience member, or any other person connected to the work of The Watermill Theatre, experiences unlawful or unfair discrimination or harassment. We are committed to equality of opportunity in which individuals are selected for employment and treated on the basis of their relevant merits.