Friends of The Mill

We know how to look after our friends

We have an exciting members club, Friends of The Mill, and we’d love to invite you to be a part of it!

Along with the knowledge that you’re helping The Mill continue to be an artistic powerhouse for generations to come,
for an annual fee of £125 (inc. VAT), as a Friend of The Mill you will receive all these fantastic benefits:

  • 10% Discount

    off all tickets*, merchandise from our online gift shop** and any drinks you buy in our bar and restaurant

  • Priority Booking

    for all new shows. Book the dates and seats to suit you before they go on general sale

  • Backstage Tour

    An exclusive 'walk and talk' tour with one of our experienced members of staff

  • Your Name

    featured on our website

  • Exclusive Offers

    and promotions available only to members, including a chance to win two free tickets to each of our fabulous shows

  • VIP Invitations

    to attend an annual Season Launch party

*Discount applies to a maximum of 4 tickets per show **Coming soon ***Optional

How To Join

To become a friend of the mill or for more information,
please call the box office on:

(0118) 969 8000

Friends of The Mill Events

Previous Events

Friends of The Mill Season Launch Party

Friday 21st April 2017

Managing Director, Sally Hughes, was excited to announce a new season of shows in our Waterwheel Bar on Friday 21st April 2017. VIP guests included theatre legends Brian Blessed, Ray Cooney and the President of our Friends club, Simon Williams. Live music was provided by Toby Cruse of Manhattan Music and complimentary champagne and canapés were enjoyed by all.

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Friends of The Mill Launch Party

Friday 9th September 2016

We were delighted to host our Friends Of The Mill launch party on Friday 9th September. The sparkling event was held in our Waterwheel Bar where Managing Director, Sally Hughes, anounced our upcoming season amongst friends, celebrities and some familiar Mill faces. Guests enjoyed canapes and a champagne reception and a wonderful speech was made by the President of our Friends club, Simon Williams.

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Friends Of The Mill Launch Party

Friday 9th September 2016

On Friday 9th September, we were delighted to officially launch our 'Friends Of The Mill' members club with a sparkling launch party. Hosted in the beautiful Waterwheel Bar and outside on our stunning riverside terrace, 'Friends of The Mill' enjoyed canapes and a champagne reception, as they mingled with guests including cast members from Blithe Spirit and the lovely Debbie McGee.

Managing Director Sally Hughes was excited to announce our upcoming season of plays for 2017, including the nail-biting thriller Peter James' DEAD SIMPLE, Alan Ayckboum's IMPROBABLE FICTION and DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER, the hilarious follow-up to Marc Camoletti's BOEING BOEING. To round off the event, a wonderful speech was made by the President of our Friends club,. Simon Williams.

Wish you had been at this fantastic event? You can attend our next party by joining our exclusive members' club. You will enjoy a number of fantastic benefits including 10% discount on all tickets and drinks and priority booking for all shows. Call the Box Office on (0118) 969 8000 to join today!

Stars of Blithe Spirit, Michael Cochrane, Finty Williams, Elizabeth Power, Belinda Carroll, Darrell Brockis, Janine Leigh and director Tam Williams

The Mill's Managing Director Sally Hughes with actor Peter Egan, Debbie McGee and President of the Friends Of The Mill club, Simon Williams

Our wonderful Friends of The Mill raise a toast to the official launch of our member's club

Friends Of The Mill Season Launch Party

Friday 21st April 2017

Friday 21st April 2017 saw our Annual Season Launch Party in the Waterwheel Bar. Friends of The Mill enjoyed a champagne and canapé reception and spoke to stars such as Brian Blessed, Ray Cooney, Simon Williams and more.

We were also joined by the casts of Improbable Fiction and Don’t Dress For Dinner, who kindly popped over with director Ron Aldridge on a break from their rehearsals.

Speeches were made by Managing Director Sally Hughes – who announced our forthcoming season – and President of our Friends club, Simon Williams.

Wish you had been at this fantastic event? You can attend our next party by joining our exclusive members’ club. You will enjoy a number of fantastic benefits including 10% discount on all tickets and drinks and priority booking for all shows. Call the Box Office on (0118) 969 8000 to join today!

Our Don’t Dress For Dinner cast popped across to the party on a break from rehearsals. Rikki Lawton, Nick Waring, Amber Edlin, Carla Freeman, Finty Williams and Stephen Oswald are pictured here with director Ron Aldridge

Several of our amazing Friends of The Mill raised a glass to our new season on the Waterwheel Bar terrace

The one and only Brian Blessed pictured with Melaine Gutteridge. Famous for her role as PC Emma Keane in The Bill, Brian was delighted to cast Melanie as Clarissa in his production of Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web

Legendary playwright Ray Cooney pictured here with his lovely wife, Linda Cooney

Meet Our Friends

Individuals

Mike Hawkins
Ken Archer
Anthony Harding
Neil McAdam
Lindsay Mitchell
Len Roberts
Ann Roberts
Peter Wakefield
Bonnie Ward
David Titchener
Irene Hudd
J Cruse
Pamela J Chilvers
Penny Cole
Des Moran
Jilly Adams
Jane Gascoigne
B Dixon
Trudy Shearing
Lorraine Walters

Doug Smith
W.J. Jones
L Pearson Bishop
Stella Richards
Tim Green
Eddie Gray
Jennifer Giannitto
Derek Bell
Irene Bell
Ian Runnalls
Lesley Runnalls
David Williams
Mr Philip Young
Mr K Antell
Gary McRae
Robert Eldridge
Martin and Alison Gray
Mr N. Satyendra
Heather Laird
Shirley Oliver

Clive Nunn
Mrs Linda Keohane
Mrs J Northey
Richard Kochman
Joanne Thompson
Mr J Kleis
Gary McRae
Paul Etherington
Brian Haggis
Sue Phillips
Catherine Hockley
Pamela Sander
Mark Green
Mark Taylor
Kenneth Simpson
Gordon Boyd
Mrs P Zunzig
Liz and Dave Lawrence
Laurie Cook
Katherine Smith

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Opening Times

For Matinee Performances

Bar open from 12pm - 2pm
Restaurant open and serving lunch from 12.15pm - 2pm
Performance starts 2.15pm

For Evening Performances

Bar open from 6pm - 11pm
Restaurant open and serving dinner from 6.15pm - 8pm
Performance starts 8.15pm

For Non-TheatreGoers

Bar open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 5pm for drinks and snacks.
For other opening times in the Bar check Riverside Bar page.

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.

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Sonning Eye
Reading RG4 6TY
(0118) 969 8000

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