Watershed is facing challenging times.
We are a registered charity, producing accessible and inclusive cultural experiences that fire up the imagination and bring people together.
The continued impact of inflation and rising costs mean that now, more than ever, the support we receive through donations and gifts is vital to our work. Anything you could give will make all the difference to what we are able to offer.
"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
You can support Watershed by making a monthly or annual Direct Debit donation.
Our seat sponsorship is the perfect gift, commemoration or dedication.
Be a producer of future talent and curator of cultural experiences by leaving us a gift in your will.
Help us produce cultural experiences that bring people together.
Support us to create more memorable moments all while receiving great benefits for your staff.
As well as donating, there are many other ways you can support Watershed. Here are some ideas about how you can get involved.
Help us make our website work better for you
We use Google Analytics to gather information on how our website is used. This information helps us to make changes to our website that improve the usefulness and overall experience for our visitors. If you would like to help us to make continuous improvements to our website, please allow us to set "first-party" cookies (only readable by us) so that we can distinguish visitors and gain greater insights.
Get your own Watershed Merch here
Another way to support us is by buying Watershed merchandise. We have tees, hoodies and totes all available.
Between £5 and £10 from your purchase goes directly to Watershed to support Cultural Cinema and Digital Creativity in Bristol, UK.
All merch is made with Remill organic recycled materials and they are designed to be sent back when worn out to be used again.
Get free UK delivery when your order is over £50.
“ The Watershed was like a home from home ”
“ It's a pillar of the community and city in my eyes. ”
“ @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 ”
“ The best cinema in the whole damn world ”
“ I can't really explain how much I missed all this. Being back feels so great! ”
“ My favourite cinema, I feel so lucky to have a place like this in the area. ”
Watershed's Big Give Campaign 2023
Raising money for our Climate Action Work
From Tue 28 Nov until 12 noon on Tue 5 Dec, we raised £7,124.50 (including gift aid) from our Big Give Campaign. All the donations received will fund Watershed's Climate Action work.
Big Give is the UK’s biggest match-funded campaign. For seven days, the challenge offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to double their donations. When the public donates to a charity through a Big Give campaign, funders (philanthropists, foundations or corporates) match that donation. So, £50 from a member of the public, becomes £100 for a good cause. One donation, twice the impact.
The donations received will enable us to:
- Create a year round programme of screenings, debates and events about climate action
- Continue to learn from, inspire and support creatives to be more sustainable in their own work
- Explore how to decarbonise and retrofit our building and improve biodiversity in our area
Thank you so much to everyone who donated for your support!
Watershed and its programme would not be possible without the support and generosity of our loyal supporters.