Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Watermill Theatre announces temporary closure

“We have taken the very difficult decision to cancel remaining performances of The Wicker Husband, the upcoming productions of Hamlet, Goodnight Mister Tom, Camp Albion, one-off performances and all other events organised by the Friends of The Watermill until Saturday 6 June due to the ongoing concerns over Covid-19. We have also made the decision to cancel all Outreach and Education activities until further notice. Our priority must always be the health and wellbeing of our audience, participants, artists and staff during this unprecedented time.

We are deeply saddened and sincerely apologise for the disappointment this will cause. All current bookers for the affected shows will be contacted by Watermill Theatre staff as soon as possible. We ask that you do not contact the box office at this exceptionally busy time, a member of the team will be in touch directly.

While our front door is closed, we plan to stay open in other ways and are working on plans to keep in touch with our participants and audiences during this closure. We will do our utmost to support the people with whom we work during this escalating crisis.


As a registered arts charity, our ticket sales are vital to our existence and cancelling performances will have a huge impact on our future. If you have bought a ticket to a show or event which has now been cancelled, we would be incredibly grateful if you feel able to donate the value of your ticket to the theatre. Alternatively, if you would like to make a one-off donation, large or small, to help us face forthcoming challenges, please visit our website In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, we would hugely appreciate your financial support to help our beautiful theatre survive and recover so we can continue making engaging, world-class work for you to enjoy.


We would like to sincerely thank the brilliant actors and creative teams involved in The Wicker Husband, Hamlet, Goodnight Mister Tom and Camp Albion for all the hard work that they have already put into their shows, and for their understanding with this difficult decision.

We would also like to thank our audiences for their loyalty and support during this time. We hope to welcome you back to the theatre soon, until then, from everyone at The Watermill, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your continued support and stay safe”