Watershed Productions


Watershed Productions Ltd is an independent theatre production company which takes great theatre for children and family audiences to towns and cities across the UK and beyond.

Our recent Christmas productions include Charlotte's Web - The Musical! and Winnie The Witch, and we've had great fun touring Charlie And Lola's Best Bestest Play since 2011. Our previous tours include Horrid Henry - Live And Horrid! (adapted by John Godber from the books by Francesca Simon) which toured from September 2008 - July 2009 and played Christmas 2008 in the West End at Trafalgar Studios and Christmas 2009 in Manchester; Secrets by Jacqueline Wilson (adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland - 2008); Charlotte's Web (directed by Chris Wallis - 2007/2008, 2003/2004 & 1997/1998); The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson (adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland - 2007); Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird (adapted by Christopher Sergel and directed by Michael Buffong - 2006/2007); Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson (adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland - 2005); Bad Girls by Jacqueline Wilson (adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland - 2004); Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson (adapted and directed by Vicky Ireland - 2003); Winnie The Witch (adapted & directed by Anthony Clark - 2002); The Borrowers (directed by Roger Haines - 2001 - and then by Chris Wallis - 2002); The Flood by Charles Way (directed by Chris Wallis - 1993).

Watershed works with and tours to a wide range of venues - we are delighted that we are regularly invited back to many theatres but we also enjoy developing new relationships.

Theatres visited by Watershed Productions:    

Theatres visited by Watershed Productions

Watershed was founded by Chris Wallis who was previously Artistic Director of York Theatre Royal Young People's Theatre and of the Unicorn Theatre for Children, before joining the BBC as a radio drama producer. When he left the BBC in 1994 he started Watershed Productions to produce high quality family theatre.

Also in 2000 Chris started a radio production company with fellow producer Jill Waters, The Watershed Partnership, which made readings and drama for BBC Radio 4. In 2008 Chris and Jill closed the company, and Chris started Autolycus Productions to make radio programmes for all the BBC networks.

Elizabeth Jones has worked in theatres in Bolton, Leatherhead, London, Nottingham, Oldham & Watford and was Chief Executive of the Theatre Royal, York, for ten years. She is now a freelance arts manager and has been working with Watershed Productions since 2001.

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple
The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Grand Opera House, Belfast
Forum Theatre, Billingham
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Dome Theatre, Brighton
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
St George's Hall, Bradford
Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Opera House, Buxton
Arts Theatre, Cambridge
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
New Theatre, Cardiff
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Gateway Theatre, Chester
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Opera House, Cork
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
The Hawth, Crawley
Civic Theatre, Darlington
The Orchard, Dartford
Derby Theatre, Derby
Millennium Theatre, Derry
The Helix, Dublin
Gala Theatre, Durham
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Northcott Theatre, Exeter
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
Theatre Royal, Glasgow
Kings Theatre, Glasgow
The Auditorium, Grimsby
Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
The Courtyard, Hereford
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
New Theatre, Hull
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Opera House, Jersey
Grand Theatre, Leeds
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
Theatre Royal, Lincoln
Everyman, Liverpool
Playhouse, Liverpool
North Wales Theatre, Llandudno
Artsdepot, London
Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Peacock Theatre, London
Richmond Theatre, London
Festival Theatre, Malvern
Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester
Waterside Arts Centre, Manchester
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Floral Pavilion, New Brighton
Journal Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Riverfront Theatre, Newport
Royal Theatre, Northampton
Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
Theatre Royal, Norwich
Theatre Royal, Nottingham
New Theatre, Oxford
Playhouse, Oxford
Key Theatre, Peterborough
Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Lighthouse, Poole
Charter Theatre, Preston
The Hexagon, Reading
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
The Lowry, Salford
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Playhouse, Sevenoaks
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Alban Arena, St Albans
Macrobert Centre, Stirling
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent
Empire Theatre, Sunderland
Secombe Theatre, Sutton
Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Opera House, Sydney
Princess Theatre, Torquay
Hall For Cornwall, Truro
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Arts Centre, Warwick
Palace Theatre, Westcliff On Sea
The Playhouse, Whitley Bay
New Theatre, Wimbledon
Theatre Royal, Windsor
New Victoria Theatre, Woking
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
Grand Opera House, York
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