The Watermill Theatre: Accessible Performances and Participation

Last updated: 21/09/2023

The Watermill Theatre welcome you to Accessible Performances, especially designed for guests with additional needs and their companions.

Guests with additional needs are always welcome at The Watermill, to any performance, and if there is anything staff can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please get in touch.

The Watermill Theatre also offers a programme of participation activities for young people and adults with additional needs, get in touch to find out more or to share your ideas.

Familiarisation Visits
For many of us, trying something new, with new people, in a new place, can be daunting. Our familiarisation visits are a chance to meet Lixi, the group facilitator, and have a short tour of the theatre and facilities with her. If you would like to book a visit, please us the contact details below.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lixi Chivas
Contact Position
Community Associate
01635 570934
Watermill Theatre

Where to go

The Watermill Theatre
RG20 8AE

Local Offer


Drama workshops, holiday courses and projects for adults, young people and children throughout the year.  Mainstream groups with support and specialist SEN provision available.

Accessible performances include BSL interpreted, Audio Described and Relaxed performances.

In-house staff training includes: BSL Level 3, Makaton, Dementia Friends, Sighted Guiding, Mental Health First Aid 

Contact Name
Lixi Chivas
Contact Telephone
01635 570918
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Specific Literacy Difficulties, Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Hearing Impairment, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Visual Impairment
Local Offer Age Bands
0 to 1
1 to 4
5 to 7
7 to 11
12 to 14
15 to 16
16 to 18
19 plus

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

Please feel free to contact us in advance to discuss your / your child's specific needs and we will do our best to work with you to resolve any access issues.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

Some of our performances or participation opportunities are especially appropriate for particular needs. We are always happy to advise families.

Feedback and complaints procedure

Compliments and complaints are welcome at any time. Our artistic director Paul Hart can be contacted via

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

All of our participation facilitators are DBS checked and observe safeguarding best practice. If you have any concerns about your experience at any time you are welcome to contact us.

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