Visit Watermans arts centre, Brentford

There’s something on at Watermans arts centre every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Located on Brentford Riverside, near to attractions like The Musical Museum and Brentford Football Club, at 40 High St, Brentford TW8 0DS.

Watermans arts centre offers a variety of arts activities for varied age groups and interests. This includes a cinema, a 250 seat theatre, contemporary art gallery, and an on-site cafe. Year round they provide activities for families, including children’s theatre and comedy, and workshops varying from music to creative writing.


Daily, Watermans screens the latest box office hits, independent art house cinema, foreign language films and special events such as National Theatre Live productions and film festivals. For families there are specific ‘family film’ screenings, with both the latest live action and animated films on offer. See the full list of what’s showing at the cinema here.

Live performance:

Watermans hosts many live performance events, including cabaret nights, comedy and contemporary dance. For families, the children’s theatre runs every Sunday during term time and during half terms from September to May. See more about what’s on in live performance here.

Club Card offer

Watermans is part of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme. The arts centre offers Club Card holders £6.00 movie tickets on Tuesdays. To access this exclusive deal, book tickets through the Box Office on 0208 232 1010 or in person at Watermans.

Watch our videos about Watermans here:

Jon Davies, a lecturer on French cinematography, hosts a monthly French Cinema Club, which has grown successfully over the past twenty years. He talks here to The Chiswick Calendar’s editor Bridget Osborne.

Andrea Tierney was artist in residence at Watermans during January to March 2016. Here, she talks to Nick Raikes about how people enjoyed creating their own modern art work using her artfully placed props.

“Urban Ambush” is the programme of events for children and young people put on by Watermans arts centre for several weeks every summer. It offers artist-led creative camps on a variety of subjects from the Japanese art of comic drawing Manga, to the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. When Dougie Critchley went to see Urban Ambush in action he found young people trying out digital game design, music, animation and drama.

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