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Still Life
SHOWING: 20 January - 29 January
Tickets are £25 each – Not including Food or Refreshments You are cordially invited to attend a very exciting, immersive theatrical event in our Waterwheel Bar. The bar will be transformed into the refreshment room at Milford Junction railway station. The year is 1936. The play is STILL LIFE, that poignant...
An Evening with Rick Wakeman and Peter Egan
SHOWING: 23 January
After great success at our last Charity Gala, we are delighted to announce that we have another sparkling event in the pipeline on Sunday 23 January 2022. Organised on Peter Egan, star of British film, theatre and TV, whose roles have included CHARIOTS OF FIRE, DOWNTOWN ABBEY and GRANTCHESTER, the...
Voice of the Heart: Karen Carpenter
SHOWING: 29 January
A classy 8 piece show include the stunning voice of Carole Gordon plus her 6 piece band. Performing all the Carpenters Hits – Top of the World, Mr Postman, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday Once More, Jambalaya and many more. Tickets include a Two Course Meal in our restaurant before the...
The House on Cold Hill
SHOWING: 3 February - 26 March
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A DELICIOUS TWO-COURSE MEAL IN THE RESTAURANT BEFORE THE SHOW FOR MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Restaurant open and serving lunch from 12.15pm – 2pm Performance starts 2.15pm FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES Restaurant open and serving dinner from 6.15pm – 8pm Performance starts 8.15pm Following the incredible sell-out success of NOT DEAD...
West End Meets Broadway
SHOWING: 13 February
The best of the West End and Broadway comes to Sonning! Performed by four West End stars and a band comprising the finest West End musicians under the musical direction of Toby Cruse, this show features the greatest songs from West End and Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the...
Magic Night
SHOWING: 14 February
Come along and join us for a night of fun with magicians from the world famous MAGIC CIRCLE. Dan Hudson presents the show with his magical friends who will astound, amaze and leave you asking for more. Tickets will include a delicious Two Course Meal in our restaurant before the...
Whitney: Queen of the Night
SHOWING: 20 February
A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation. Tickets include...
Comedy Night
SHOWING: 21 February - 21 February
Our famously funny Comedy Nights are the perfect way to showcase the light-hearted side of life. With faces you know from TV and names you know from the circuit, you’re promised a hilarious time as well as a delicious Two Course Meal all part of the ticket price. Acts to...
Talk, Tour and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 24 February
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
SHOWING: 27 February
Hits spanning from the late 70s onwards including: Turn It On Again, Sledgehammer, In The Air Tonight, Over My Shoulder, Against All Odds, That’s All, Solsbury Hill, You Can’t Hurry Love, The Living Years and many more. The frontman is not only an incredibly versatile vocalist, he is also a...
Talk, Tour and Afternoon Tea
SHOWING: 3 March
Spoil yourself with a scrumptious Afternoon Tea and Walk and Talk Tour of The Mill at Sonning. For £30 per person, you can enjoy a 30-minute talk from Managing Director, Sally Hughes, followed by a backstage tour of the theatre and an indulgent cream tea in the Waterwheel Bar –...
Juke Box and Bobbysox
SHOWING: 6 March
Jukebox and Bobbysox is a high energy show that will have audiences rockin’ clapping and dancing in the aisles as they take you on a journey through the 50s and 60s celebrating the most influential decades in the history of music. Songs instantly recognised by all ages including unforgettable tunes...
Gimme Gimme ABBA
SHOWING: 13 March
Gimme Gimme ABBA recreates the magic that was ABBA right in front of your eyes with unique choreography, dazzling costumes, perfected vocals and a chemistry that ignites the stage. Come and hear all the hits, including Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Voulez-Vous, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Take a Chance on Me,...
Piccadilly Dance Orchestra
SHOWING: 20 March
Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra presents: “Back to the Roaring Twenties” Banish lockdown blues and celebrate the new ‘twenties’ decade by stepping back into the 1920s – the freewheeling Charleston era of Flappers, Cocktails and Bright Young Things! Relish our selection of great songs, jazz and dance numbers, performed by the...
SHOWING: 2 April
The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn, consisting of the leader, five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and three rhythm plus a male and female vocalist. The complete Miller tribute.
Simon and Garfunkel
SHOWING: 3 April
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2021 with an all new production. Featuring stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel. “One of the greatest tribute shows...
Beyond Faith
SHOWING: 9 April
Beyond Faith is the most exciting tribute to the legendary George Michael currently available. This show features Paul Grant-Reason, who as well as being a life long George fan, has won 4 National Tribute Awards plus 2017 Best Male tribute. The show concentrates on the more upbeat side of George’s incredible career and features...
Dire Straits Money for Nothing
SHOWING: 10 April
Money For Nothing is a show of the highest quality. Meticulous attention is paid to every detail, to faithfully recreate the distinct sound of Dire Straits in this unforgettable sonic spectacular. During their career Dire Straits sold over 120 million albums and spent over a thousand weeks on the UK...
The Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand Show
SHOWING: 23 April
Tony Wright and Julie Coupland, backed by an all-star band under the musical direction of Toby Cruse, perform some of the greatest hits recorded by Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, including Love on the Rocks, Hello Again, Cracklin’ Rosie, September Morn, People, Don’t Rain on My Parade, Evergreen, Happy Days...
Busman’s Honeymoon
SHOWING: 28 April - 25 June
ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A DELICIOUS TWO-COURSE MEAL IN THE RESTAURANT BEFORE THE SHOW.  FOR MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Restaurant open and serving lunch from 12.15pm – 2pm Performance starts 2.15pm FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES Restaurant open and serving dinner from 6.15pm – 8pm Performance starts 8.15pm The Mill is delighted to announce that Brian...
The Story of The Searchers
SPENCER JAMES AND 60s EXPLOSION present THE STORY OF THE SEARCHERS SHOW Spencer James has been the lead vocalist and guitarist with the sixties legends The Searchers for the last 33 years, before their retirement in 2019. Spencer has teamed up with one of the best 60s bands in the...
The Bourne Again Shadows
In a celebration of the best instrumental band the UK ever produced. With hits Apache, Kontiki, Wonderful Land, Foot Tapper. The Bourne Again Shadows will perform a selection of The Shadows’ most popular numbers from the repertoire The Shadows themselves used on their final tour as an instrumental band. Tickets...
Stars Of British Jazz
A six piece band comprising of a mixture of past members of highly respected bands such as Colin Wood – piano (Acker Bilk’s Jazz Band), John Benson – Double Bass/ Voc (ex Kenny Ball’s Band), Richie Burns – Drums (ex Pete Allen’s Jazz Band), Graham Woodhouse – Trombone/ Voc (ex...
Big Girls Don’t Cry
SHOWING: 12 June
The Eastcoast Boys are coming back to Sonning! This feel-good show features four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band recreating the iconic sound of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Songs include Sherry, Grease Is the Word, Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye), Working My Way Back to You, December,...
Uptown Joel
SHOWING: 19 June
MANHATTAN MUSIC Presents UPTOWN JOEL The iconic songs of Billy Joel, performed by Darren Reeves,  star of the West End and Broadway hit musical Movin’ Out. After auditioning in New York, Billy personally chose Darren to play the demanding, energetic lead role of The Piano Man. Supported by a 5-piece live band,...
Barefoot in the Park
SHOWING: 30 June - 20 August
A MESSAGE FROM SALLY HUGHES – MANAGING & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: “To celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Mill at Sonning Theatre I have decided it is time to return to my artistic passions. After a 5 year break, concentrating on making The Mill fit for another 40 years and surviving...
The Definitive Rat Pack
SHOWING: 10 July
Back by popular demand, this hit show includes songs I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me to the Moon, That’s Amore, King of the Road, Mr Bojangles, What Kind of Fool Am I, The Lady Is a Tramp, Mack the Knife and New York, New York, performed by the...
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
SHOWING: 17 July
Featuring all Buddy’s classics plus the greatest hits. From the legends of the 50s and 60s. Including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard and the Beatles.
Sound of the 70s with The Zoots
SHOWING: 31 July
The Sounds Of The 70’s have wowed audiences of stage and screen in more than 30 countries – and now you can experience their smash 70s show, in all its poptastic glory! This amazing 70’s tribute show has it all! Join The Sounds of the 70’s for their unforgettable live show,...

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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:-
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  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.


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


We are committed to protecting your personal information and to bring transparent about the information we hold about you. Using personal information allows us to develop a better understanding of our patrons.

What personal information we collect from you

The Mill at Sonning Theatre may us the personal information that you provide to keep you informed about our artistic programme, opportunities to take part in and way to support the theatre. We will store your personal information securely and use it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulation (PECR) 2012

Information collected from you

We aim to be clear when we collect your personal information and to use it in ways that you would reasonably expect us to do so. We will collect your personal information including for example, your name, address, telephone number and email address when you:
  • Book for a show or an event
  • Make a donation though the box office, online, in person at the box office
  • Become a friend of The Mill at Sonning theatre ltd
  • Join our mailing list
  • Make changes to how we contact you

Information about your interaction with us

We keep a record of your booking history and, if relevant, your donation history. When you visit our website or book an event, we collect information about your interaction with us. When we send you a mailing by post or email we store a record of this and for email communication, we keep a record of what emails you have opened, and which links you have clicked. We also use information from online sources including:
  • Social media including Facebook Instagram; for targeted advertising.
  • Google Analytics; to understand how you use our website
  • Mailjet; is used to send you email communications.

Whether you need to provide personal information

You are not legally obliged to provide The Mill at Sonning with your personal information. However, if we do not have this information it may affect our ability to provide the service or contract requested. For example, if we do not have your contact details, we may not be able to inform you if the performance is cancelled.

How we use your personal information

Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
  • Where we need to perform the contract that we are about to enter or have entered into with you.
  • Where we have your consent before using your personal information it that specific situation. Generally, we do not rely on con consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information, but where consent has been given, you have the right to withdraw it at any time by contacting us by telephone, email or post.

For the performance of a contract

When you make a purchase, you are entering into a contract with The Mill at Sonning Theatre. To fulfil this contract, we will collect, process and securely store your personal information to complete your booking. We will use this to keep you informed about essential information related to your transaction. This might include notification of change to the programmed events or issues processing payment.


There will be circumstances when we will ask for your consent before using your personal information. We will obtain your consent before:
  • Sending marketing communications by email relating to shows, events and offers, bookings, and ways to support The Mill at Sonning Theatre.
  • Sending marketing communications relating to shows, events and offers, bookings and ways to support The Mill at Sonning Theatre.
In Circumstances where we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your concent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We advise you if this is the case at the you withdraw your consent.

Legal obligations

We may be required to disclose personal information to comply with the law or to enforce our legal right.

Friends of The Mill at Sonning

If you support the theatre as a Friend of The Mill at Sonning we will contact you to fulfil the terms of your membership. You will receive information about upcoming shows eligible for priority booking, as well as receiving the regular season programme.

How we keep your personal information safe

Our procedures and the technology we use have appropriate safe guards in place to keep information as secure as possible. Access to customer information is strictly controlled. The system can only be accessed by The Mill at Sonning staff who need it to do their job and deal with the customers needs. All staff required to adhere to current data protection legislations in line with The Mill at Sonning’s data protection policy and are subject to a duty of confidentiality. If you use your credit or debit card to purchase from us or to make a donation, we will ensure that this is carried out securely and in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). We optionally allow you to store your card details for use in a future transaction. This is carried out in compliance with PCI-DSS and in a way where none of our staff members are able to see your full card number. We never store your 3 or 4 digit security code. Our Finance data is secured via a managed hosting service delivered by Advanced. All Managed Hosting services are delivered exclusively from Data Centre facilities in England. Customer data is not transferred or stored outside of these facilities. Advanced’s internal networks are segregated to restrict access to areas of the networks that contain sensitive data, with RBAC (Role Based Access Control) further restricting access to specific individuals within certain roles. Advanced deploys market leading next generation firewall appliances to protect the Private Cloud environment from malicious attack. Network devices are managed within a secure management network and servers are secured by firewalls. In both instances SSL/TLS secure encryption protocols are used. We will not transfer, process or store your personal information anywhere that is outside of the European Economic Area, unless we have a contractual agreement in place that is of an equivalent standard to GDPR. We occasionally employ other organisations to help fulfil our activities and agreed communication with you. For example, we work with a mailing company to send out our season brochure. When we do this, we will only give authority for the personal information to be used for the purpose it has been provided for. We will ensure that any third parties have safeguards in place to keep your personal information secure.

How long we keep your personal information

We store personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of legal, accounting, reporting or booking requirements. We store your personal information so that any subsequent purchases or bookings can be linked back to the record that we hold for you on our system. We retain personal information based on the nature, sensitivity and purpose the personal information was collected for. Any objections you make to how we use your personal information will be stored against your record on our system so that we can comply with your requests.

Your rights to your personal information

You have the right to:
  • Request a copy of personal information held about you
  • Request that inaccuracies to be corrected
  • Request us to stop using your personal information
  • Withdraw consent
There is no fee for you to exercise any of these rights. If you choose to exercise any of these rights, we may need to request certain information from you to help us confirm your identity. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not shared with anyone without the right to receive it. We aim to carry out all requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex. In this case, we will notify you.

Updating your personal information

To change any of the information we hold about you or to make changes to the way we contact you. Please email mail@millatsonning.com or by post to: The Mill at Sonning Theatre Ltd Sonning Eye Reading RG4 6TY Privacy policy effective from 8th June 2018

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