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Watershed Business Membership

Help us sustain the relevance and diversity of our cultural programme by becoming a Watershed Business Member

Watershed is Bristol’s international centre for film culture and digital creativity, working at the intersection of art, technology and the city. It is a social enterprise and a registered charity, rooted in Bristol with a global reach.

To sustain the diversity and accessibility of our programmes we rely on funding from a wide range of funders, supporters and customers.

We invite you to join our supporters network and become a Business Member.

Your Support

You will join a growing group of supporters who collectively give us the capacity to sustain the relevance, depth and diversity of our programme, helping us to plan for the future with confidence.

Ours is a business that straddles the arts and scientific communities and, with our head office based in Bristol, we are keen to support enterprises that are focused on growth and to be part of their sustainability journey as we continue along ours. We support Watershed because the work they do complements our own drivers: people and development, innovation, continuous improvement and of course community.
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In return, you can expect to receive an annual invitation to our Thank You evening. We will ensure you receive a copy of our annual impact report, detailing the work that has been made possible thanks to your support. And we will send you a regular email newsletter of what’s on, to share with your staff.

‘Opened in 1982, the place may now be into its fourth decade but it feels as vital to the city's creative heartbeat as ever.’
Bristol Post

The Benefits to your staff and your business

  • 10% discount for all staff on Watershed cinema tickets via our online booking system, using a dedicated company discount code.
  • 20% discount on our unique conference rooms in inspirational surroundings with full technical support. We offer a full service tailored to your needs.
  • 30% discount off main meals in our independent, award winning cafe/bar, where ingredients are locally sourced where possible. Discount applies on Mondays with a cinema ticket.

Watershed offers a wide choice of world cinema every day; works with young people across Bristol; welcomes over 300,000 people a year to its Harbourside home; produces creative projects around the world; and hosts a community of cultural innovators:

Watershed has been a beacon for film and the arts more generally. It has been consistently ahead of the pack in the way it meets the needs of audiences and has delivered real benefit not just to Bristol and the South West but to the UK’s creative economy as a whole.’
Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, CBE

Membership cost

Membership starts at £500 + VAT pa

Email Pete Vance for further information

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