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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Aylesbury

About the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre was officially opened by Cilla Black on 12 October 2010, during a live celebratory event attended by stage stars including Simon Callow, David Suchet and Ruby Wax. The town’s council first began plans for the venue in 2003, with a view for it to replace the Civic Theatre that sat in the same location. The construction’s traditional topping out ceremony was completed by locally-born actress Lynda Bellingham in April 2009, ahead of its official opening and first performance, Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake, the following year. 

Located in Aylesbury’s vibrant town centre, the theatre is currently managed by the Ambassador Theatre Group. With an exterior design inspired by the rolling Chiltern Hills that surround the town, the building is a multi-purpose venue, equipped with cutting-edge technology. It hosts large touring musicals, tribute bands, film screenings, children’s shows and a range of other events including Aylesbury’s popular annual pantomime.

Plan Your Visit

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre opens up to 90 minutes before performances start, with other on-site facilities such as the Waterside Café serving food from 12pm.
A cloakroom is located in the Stalls foyer, and items can be stored for £1. ATG Theatre Card members are able to use the cloakroom free of charge.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre has a number of security measures in place to ensure the safety and comfort of visitors. Upon arrival, theatregoers may be asked to participate in bag checks, and it is recommended that you arrive in plenty of time and leave any larger items such as suitcases and backpacks at home.
The Waterside Café is open from 12pm on performance days, serving a range of food and drink including plant-based options. Visitors to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can also enjoy pre-show drinks and snacks at bars on every level, including the Ambassador Lounge, and private bars in Cartwright Room and Second Space.
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is located in the centre of Aylesbury, with plenty of restaurants nearby. Chain restaurants including Zizzi, Wagamama and Nando’s are all within easy walking distance of the theatre.
For theatregoers on a budget, Travelodge Aylesbury is right across the road from the theatre, whilst The Bell Hotel is a similarly short walk away in the town centre.

Help Booking Tickets

Patrons are able to collect their tickets from the box office up to 90 minutes before the performance starts, and are recommended to arrive early to allow plenty of time to enter the auditorium. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and the card you booked with.
The box office at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre is open Monday - Saturday between 10am and 5pm, or until 15 minutes after the final performance of the day has started.
Customers can contact Aylesbury Waterside Theatre box office for booking queries on 03330 096 690.
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