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Went to see Jodi Prenger in Calamity Jane a while ago. The theatre is small, the atmosphere was... read more

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Alice F
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A small, intimate and friendly theatre. The talent and creativity of the actor/musicians and the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to many shows and meals at the Watermill and always enjoyed them, some occasions more than others as is to be expected. Our evening at Trial by Laughter was, sorry to say, a disappointment. Starter buffet good as always. Vegetarian moussaka of £5...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Jodi Prenger in Calamity Jane a while ago. The theatre is small, the atmosphere was wonderful. It is a very friendly theatre. Suitable for all the family Would definitely go back

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small, intimate and friendly theatre. The talent and creativity of the actor/musicians and the set designers is amazing.

Thank TravelDEALEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a wonderful little theatre where you sit close to the action. The only advice I would give to make sure you can see well in my opinion, is not to sit in the slips. You have to sit very forward to look over...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw Trial by Laughter last week, play was quite good, excellent lead actor, the theatre, as always, cosy and full of atmosphere.

Thank prudence08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the last matinee of Sweet Chariot. Oh what a joy. We love this theatre and commend it for relentless brilliant productions. This was no exception, such a talented young cast, thank you for an afternoon of joyous entertainment.

Thank 666Francis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting outside Newbury, by a river (of course). The theatre is very small, quirky and fun and the performance of Sweet Charity was excellent. And despite what other reviewers have said, I had perfectly adequate knee room on row B of the stalls (I’m...More

Thank MKTee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with other reviews in that seating is very cramped and uncomfortable but it’s the nature of the theatre and it’s history I guess. However, there should have been no excuse for my meal which left a lot to be desired, most disappointing. The...More

Thank jenjensa
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Went to see Sweet Charity which we thought was great fun - a very multi-talented cast and an outstanding performance from the main character. The seats are a little close together and a bit uncomfortable but that really goes with the territory of a very...More

Thank gcac_10
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We attended the production of Sweet Charity. Desperately uncomfortable seating and an enthusiastic cast but a paper thin narrative. Deeply boring, we left at the interval and were not the only car driving out at that stage.

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There is ample parking for the Theatre. For disabled drivers, book a space immediately to the front of the car park. There is an overspill car park used which is less than 100 metres from the theatre. If you have a disabled... More