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

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.

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"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

Donate by Direct Debit

You can support Watershed by making a monthly or annual Direct Debit donation.

Sponsor a Cinema Seat

Our seat sponsorship is the perfect gift, commemoration or dedication.

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.

Corporate Support

Help us produce cultural experiences that bring people together.

Business Membership

Support us to create more memorable moments all while receiving great benefits for your staff.

Other ways to support us

As well as donating, there are many other ways you can support Watershed. Here are some ideas about how you can get involved.

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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.

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A model wearing one of our black 'Not as good as Jurassic Park' tees.

Photo colourfully list up cranes on Bristol Harbourside as part of Crane Dance by Guerilla Dance Project
“ The Watershed was like a home from home ”

R Goulden

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
“ The best cinema in the whole damn world ”


Photo of people wearing VR headsets in Bristol's Millenium Square taking part in Dancing Shadows
“ I can't really explain how much I missed all this. Being back feels so great! ”


Photo of a child and two adults smiling to the camera at a paper hat making workshop at Watershed
“ 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!


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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 2023/2024

Funders & partners

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

Funders & partners