About Us

Set majestically on the banks of the River Thames, the Mill at Sonning Theatre now celebrates more than 30 years of entertainment. Uniquely, as the only dinner theatre in the United Kingdom, it has gained unrivalled praise both nationally and internationally.

Directors, designers, actors, musicians, of the highest quality help maintain its exceptional reputation. Many new plays premiere here from established to young up-and-coming writers. All productions are created on the premises. Nothing is ‘brought in’. Rehearsal rooms buzz with activity. Sets are built in our workshop. Costumes designed and made in our wardrobe. In our kitchens, fresh food is prepared daily. And we proudly say “with not a microwave in sight".

The intimate theatre seats 215 in the semi-round allowing the audience to feel involved in the performance. The elegant restaurant, separate from the theatre but within the premises, with views over the sparkling Thames has the friendliest young staff of waiters and waitresses. A spinning waterwheel features in the cosy bar.

The Mill is completely self-sufficient. No sponsors, no grants - not a penny of tax-payers' money supports us. We live on your patronage at our box office.

The atmosphere is welcoming. The setting beautiful. The standards are high.

Come and join us!

How does it work
  • Arrival

    Upon arrival you will find ample space in our car park which is just a few steps from the entrance

  • Riverside Bar

    You will find your table number displayed in the foyer. Make your way to the Water Wheel Bar for pre-lunch or dinner drinks. The bar opens at 12 noon for matinees and 6pm for evening shows.

  • Restaurant

    Food is served in a buffet style. Make your way to your table, our front of house staff will be more than happy to assist you. Your programme and tickets will be waiting at your table. The rest of your dining experience is waiter serviced; and our waiting staff your drinks, dessert, coffee, and interval drink orders. Lunch is served from 12.15pm for matinees and dinner is served from 6.15pm for evening shows. Your ticket includes a 2 course meal with coffee, programme on your table and the show.

  • Theatre

    The stage management will inform you when to take your seats in the auditorium for the performance. During the interval you may return to your table for interval drinks and/or coffee (interval drinks will be served in the bar during a matinee performace). The stage management will inform you when to retake your seats for the second half. Matinees performances commence at 2.15pm and evening performances at 8.15pm.

  • Encore

    Following the performance the bar is open and on Friday and Saturday evenings there is live music for you to enjoy.

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Opening Times

FOR NON-THEATRE GOERS

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: 11am - 5pm
WEEKENDS: 11:30am - 5pm

FOR THEATRE-GOERS

MATINEE PERFORMANCES: 11:30am - 2pm
EVENING PERFORMANCES: 6pm - 11pm

Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Sale

ONCE PURCHASED THE TICKET MAY NOT BE EXCHANGED NOR MONEY REFUNDED (EXCEPT AS IN RESALES BELOW)

The management reserves the right, in combination with any other statements or directives which may be shown on the ticket or as displayed on the premises to:-

  1. refuse admission of the ticket holder to the premises
  2. refuse entry of and use on the premises of any camera or any from of audio or visual recording equipment
  3. request the ticket holder to leave the premises and to take any appropriate measures to enforce such a request
  4. delay entry of latecomers until a suitable break or interval in the performance/event
  5. make any changes whatsoever in the performance/event owing to any unforeseen or unavoidable cause
  6. cancel or abandon the performance/event for reasons beyond its control without notice and without being liable to pay any person any compensation or damage whatsoever other than at the Management's discretion, a possible percentage or maximum refund to the ticket holder of the value of the ticket.

Resales

In common with general theatre practice, tickets for the theatre cannot be exchanged or money refunded. If patrons find that they are unable to use their tickets, the Box Office will endeavour to resell on the understanding that the sale of the theatre's own available seats must take priority. A fee of 10% will be charged for successful resale.

The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd
Sonning Eye
Reading RG4 6TY
(0118) 969 8000

admin@millatsonning.com

Registered in England No. 1367251 

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Mill at Sonning uses and protects any information that you give The Mill at Sonning when you use this website.

The Mill at Sonning is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Mill at Sonning may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us using the Contact Form

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

The Mill At Sonning (Theatre) Ltd,
Sonning Eye,
Reading,
RG4 6TY

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookies & Internet Advertising

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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