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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

Following the Government's advice the Watershed building temporarily closed on 17 March and our upcoming events and screenings were cancelled.

We are a charity and without the cinema and Café & Bar we have a much reduced income. All donations will help us to re-open and help secure Watershed's future.


“If it didn’t exist it would be necessary to invent it”

Ways you can support Watershed

Sponsor a Cinema Seat

The perfect gift, commemoration or dedication.

Donate to Watershed

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

Have a chat

Get in touch with our General Manager Anne Wong-Erven

Thank you

We can’t exaggerate how moved and appreciative we are of all the generosity we have been shown already in these early days. Thank you.

We are your Watershed. We want to welcome you all back as soon as we can. Our thank you party is going to be something to remember.

With love from us all here x 

Get in touch with our General Manager Anne at

If you would like a paper form to fill out please contact us at and we’ll pop one in the post for you.

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 2019/2020

Funders & partners

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

Funders & partners