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Photo of images of constellations projected onto a wall of waters as part of Watershed's Millennium Constellations commission

Watershed needs your support

'Bristol and Watershed are linked in my mind. Without Watershed, Bristol wouldn’t be Bristol'

Quote from Audience Member, 'Towards Re-opening Audience Survey', March 2021.

We need your support to help secure our future.
Please donate now - every donation helps. Thank you.

We are a charity and with social distancing reducing our capacities in both the cinemas and Café & Bar we have a much reduced income. All donations will help us to continue to operate and secure Watershed's future.

Donate now

"I feel like it's a place where I belong"

Quote from Audience Member, 'Towards Re-opening Audience Survey', June 2020.

Ways you can support Watershed

Sponsor a Cinema Seat

The perfect gift, commemoration or dedication.

Business Membership

Enjoy the opportunity to join one of Bristol’s best networking groups and receive great benefits for your staff.

Leave a gift in your will

Be a producer of future talent and curator of cultural experiences by leaving us a gift in your will.

Donate to Watershed

You can support Watershed by making a monthly, annual or one off donation.

Donate to Watershed

Thank you

We can’t say enough how moved and appreciative we are of all the generosity we are shown by your continued support.

Thank you.

We are your Watershed.  

With love from us all here x

Photo colourfully list up cranes on Bristol Harbourside as part of Crane Dance by Guerilla Dance Project
“ We will all be there the second you reopen your doors. You ARE Bristol. We love you. Stay safe. ”


A group of people in Bristol's Millennium Square holding selfie sticks as part of Watershed project Layered Reality
“ It's a pillar of the community and city in my eyes. ”


Audience sitting on Bristol harbourisde watching an out door film screening as part of Watershed's Cinema Rediscovered
“ @wshed is far more than just a venue for many of us in Bristol and in the south west. For many of us... it is home! Xxx ”

South West Silents

Photo of an audience in Watershed cinema engrossed in a film screening
“ Bloody love going to the cinema. I may not be able to for a while, but I can buy gift vouchers to use later! ”


Photo of people wearing VR headsets in Bristol's Millenium Square taking part in Dancing Shadows
“ I & my friends will be supporting you to stay open, in whatever way you can, over this terrible period.  ”

A. Bundy

Photo of a child and two adults smiling to the camera at a paper hat making workshop at Watershed
“ This is where you realise how much you value the things you take for granted. ”

R Fong

Help support Watershed

Current supporters

Watershed and its programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our loyal supporters.


A big thank you to the following people who have made kind donations this year to support Watershed’s work.

Supporters 2020/2021

Funders & partners

Watershed is funded and supported by a range of local, national and European organisations

Funders & partners