A plaque in memory of a loved one on the back of one of Watershed's cinema seats.

Sponsor a Seat

The perfect gift, commemoration or dedication

Have you ever fancied putting your name on a piece of Watershed or thought about becoming a part of the fabric of the building? Perhaps you would like to do something unforgettable for a special occasion or dedicate it to someone’s memory? Sponsoring a seat in one of our three cinemas is a perfect gift, commemoration or dedication for individuals, businesses and organisations. 

Whether you want a name, message, or quote – it’s totally up to you. Just think about what you want in 125 characters and we will organise a personalised plaque for your Watershed seat. 

By sponsoring a seat at Watershed you will be making a vital contribution to our future

Your gift will give us more creative capacity to inspire and engage people of all ages in new cultural experiences and give us the freedom to develop new opportunities. 

And now your plaque is even more sustainable as we’ve partnered with Bristol Design Forge, who are making our plaques from off cuts of wood from other projects – reducing waste of existing materials. 

A seat sponsorship costs £300 for five years or £1,000 for the lifetime of the cinema. Since Watershed is a registered charity, this money will go directly towards supporting our work and don’t forget - if you are a UK tax payer your gift will also be eligible for gift aid. 

It will take up to six weeks to install your plaque – we will let you know when it has arrived and will be in touch to arrange a time for you to view it privately with friends or relatives. 

We will also acknowledge your generous donation on our list of supporters online, invite you to our annual donor Thank You event, and send you our annual report, where you can find out more about the impact your generous gift has had. 

Your donation will have an impact and make a difference. We’re looking forward to you being part of the furniture. 

  • Please note that sponsoring a seat at Watershed does not include admission to films or guarantee the seat for screenings and events (we will continue to have non-allocated seating). 

  • If you would prefer to make a one off or a monthly donation simply head to and donate via our Support Us page

Want to make your mark by sponsoring a cinema seat? Just select your chosen cinema below and we’ll guide you through it. 

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