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Here you can find out what's on at Watermans over the next few weeks and months. Film, cabaret, comedy, live music, exhibitions and lots more. We hope you'll find something for you! If you'd like to search by date, check out our handy calendar.

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H4ppy D33p W3b by Systaime aka Michael Borras

New Media Arts

H4ppy D33p W3b by Systaime aka Michael Borras

18 Jul - 28 Jul

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New Media Arts

H4ppy D33p W3b by Systaime aka Michael Borras

18 Jul - 28 Jul

‘Vague but exciting’ was how those in the know first described the World Wide Web (WWW) back in 1989. Thirty […]

Cinema

In Fabric (15)

18 Jul

The latest from the unique imagination of Peter Strickland and director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke Of Burgundy. […]

Live Performance Hire

Pamela Howard School of Dance: Dancing Feet & Gamzatti’s Betrothal

18 Jul - 20 Jul

Dancing Feet and Gamzatti’s Betrothal… Another fun packed evening from the students of Pamela Howard school of Dance. From their […]

Cinema

We The Animals

18 Jul

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. If you remeber and loved 2012's Festival winning, Oscar and BAFTA nominated film […]

Cinema

Yesterday (12A)

18 Jul - 25 Jul

Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. From […]

Family Cinema

The Queen’s Corgi (PG) – Summer Family Cinema

19 Jul - 27 Jul

The Queen's Corgi is about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch's most beloved dog, who loses track of his […]

Vita and Virginia (12A)

19 Jul - 25 Jul

Based on a true story, Vita & Virginia details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and […]

Outdoor Arts

Bell Square: Hippos by Zum Zum Teatre & Quim Bigas

20 Jul

Fun fun fun – join these gorgeous hippos on a crazy philosophical journey! In a world where animals and people […]

Family Cinema

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (U) – Summer Family Cinema

20 Jul - 24 Jul

This new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love […]

Live Performance Hire

Monisha Bharadwaj Dance Showcase

21 Jul

Monisha Bharadwaj’s annual dance showcase featuring students from her Bharata Natyam and Bollywood dance classes.  Enjoy the rhythm, storytelling and […]

Special Events Cinema

Small Island (15) – National Theatre Encore

21 Jul - 06 Aug

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the playin cinemas, filmed live […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Vita and Virginia (12A) – Parent and Baby

24 Jul

Based on a true story, Vita & Virginia details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and […]

Special Events Cinema

The Lehman Trilogy (12A) – National Theatre Live

25 Jul

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told […]

Never Look Away (15)

26 Jul - 01 Aug

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Never Look Away tells the story of a young […]

Cinema

Only You (15)

26 Jul - 01 Aug

Elena (Laia Costa), 35, and Jake (Josh O'Connor), 26, meet by chance on New Years Eve, fighting for the same […]

Family Cinema

Toy Story 4 (U) – Summer Family Cinema

26 Jul - 15 Aug

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his […]

Take Part

Light up your dance (8-12yrs)

30 Jul - 15 Aug

Make a wearable garment that changes colour, flashes etc depending on how you move. Using a microbit, LED light and […]

Take Part

Make Microbit Music! (4-8yrs)

30 Jul - 07 Aug

Use your imagination and creativity to produce an instrument that nobody has ever seen before. Using a microbit, a speaker […]

Take Part

Summer Free Drop-in Activities

30 Jul - 15 Aug

There's plenty to do at Watermans this summer without spending a penny!  Explore our festival tent where you'll be able […]

Take Part Young People

Tie-Dye Tees (12+)

30 Jul

Design and create your own T-shirt to wear proudly! Tie dye your own t-shirt with an explosion of colour to […]

Take Part

African Drumming for All (4-104yrs)

31 Jul - 14 Aug

Feel that beat! Use a range of drums, voice and movement to create your own ensemble drum and rhythm piece […]

Take Part

Make & Play a Ukulele (All Ages 4-104)

31 Jul

MAKE, LEARN, PLAY and PERFORM on your own fully working ukulele, made from a spread tub! If you don't believe it, […]

Special Events Cinema

RSC Live: Measure For Measure (12A) – Live

31 Jul

“To whom should I complain?“ When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Toy Story 4 (U) – Parent and Baby

31 Jul

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his […]

Take Part

Create a Family Wind Chime (4-8yrs)

01 Aug

Create perfect soothing sounds for the end of a summer’s day! Join Art Jar as a family to create a […]

Take Part

Festival Fairy Lights (8-12yrs)

01 Aug

Light up your festival tent… or your bedroom! Come along to our workshop and enjoy getting creative and using coloured […]

Take Part

Festival Fun Arts & Crafts (2-8s)

01 Aug - 14 Aug

Get ready for festival fun and games! Join us for a range of simple arts and crafts activities on our […]

Family Cinema

Horrible Histories The Movie: The Rotten Romans (PG) – Summer Family Cinema

02 Aug - 15 Aug

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans will transport audiences back to Roman Britain and embrace the timeless, irreverent humour […]

Outdoor Arts

Bell Square: Gravitas by Ofir Yudilevitch

03 Aug

Gravitas is a breathtaking duet combining contemporary dance and acrobatics. Gravity is one of the most basic and powerful forces […]

Special Events Cinema

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute – Live

04 Aug

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This […]

Take Part

Fly Away! Hot Air Balloon Lanterns (4-8yrs)

06 Aug

Float away on a hot summer day with one of our hot air balloon lanterns! This is a fun, friendly, […]

Take Part Young People

Metallic Foiling (12+)

06 Aug

Learn a new textile technique with artist Nicole Line. A heat press will be provided for the printers to use […]

Take Part Young People

Metallic Foiling (8-12yrs)

06 Aug

LIMITED SPACES LEFT! Learn a new textile technique with artist Nicole Line. A heat press will be provided for the […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Horrible Histories The Movie: The Rotten Romans (PG) – Parent and Baby

07 Aug

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans will transport audiences back to Roman Britain and embrace the timeless, irreverent humour […]

Music

Concertini: The Brass Funkeys (All Ages 4-104)

08 Aug

We are so excited to be welcoming 8-piece London-based Brass Band ‘The Brass Funkeys’ to our debut Concertini at Watermans. […]

Special Events Cinema

Met Opera Summer Encores 2019: Romeo et Juliette Gounod

11 Aug

Gounod’s Roméo et JulietteFrom the 2016–17 seasonTony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher's staging of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette updates the action to […]

Special Events Cinema

The Lehman Trilogy (12A) – National Theatre Encore

12 Aug - 25 Aug

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told […]

Take Part Young People

Create your own stop-motion animation! (12+)

13 Aug

LIMITED SPACES LEFT! Learn tricks of the trade with animator Tim Allen, who's worked with the likes of Tim Burton, […]

Take Part

Create your own stop-motion animation! (8-12yrs)

13 Aug - 14 Aug

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT. Please call the box office to be added to the waiting list. You may also […]

Take Part

Make a Family Festival Flag (4-8s)

13 Aug

Create a festival flag to stand tall and proud wherever this summer takes you, whether that’s a camping trip, your […]

Take Part

Create your own stop-motion animation! (4-8yrs)

14 Aug

LIMITED SPACES LEFT! You may have heard a rumour that children like watching cartoons… They have even more fun making […]

Take Part

Family Barn Dance with Cut A Shine (all ages 0+)

15 Aug

Get ready for a family Hoe Down! Join Cut A Shine Barn Dance Band for a session of modern traditional […]

Take Part Young People

Light up your dance (12+)

15 Aug

Make a wearable garment that changes colour, flashes etc depending on how you move. Using a microbit, LED light and […]

Special Events Cinema

Grease (PG) – Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema

16 Aug

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love during the summer but now that they are in the same […]

Family Cinema

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U) – Summer Family Cinema

16 Aug - 29 Aug

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds […]

Family Cinema

The Lion King (PG) – Summer Family Cinema

16 Aug - 29 Aug

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolises […]

Outdoor Arts

Bell Square: Bolero by Jesus Rubio Gamo

17 Aug

Bolero is a dance piece about tenacity. It explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating […]

Special Events Cinema

Met Opera Summer Encores 2019: La Bohéme Puccini

18 Aug

Puccini’s La BohèmeFrom the 2013–14 seasonFranco Zeffirelli's picturesque staging, an audience favorite for more than 30 years, features a winning young […]

Special Events Cinema

Beavers Outdoor Cinema

21 Aug - 07 Sep

Please note this event will be held on Beavers Estate, not at Watermans. Come along with your friends and family […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

The Lion King (PG) – Parent and Baby

21 Aug

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolises […]

Special Events Cinema

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (PG) – Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema

23 Aug

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again on our lovely riverside terrace. Not quite the […]

Family Cinema

UglyDolls (U) – Summer Family Cinema

23 Aug - 29 Aug

Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, […]

Special Events Cinema

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) – Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema

24 Aug - 13 Sep

Enjoy this belter of a film on our gorgeous riverside terrace, with a chilled drink! Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping […]

Special Events Cinema

Mary Poppins Returns (U) – Sing-along Outdoor Cinema

30 Aug

Sing-a-long or just enjoy the tunes on our gorgeous riverside terrace, with a chilled drink hand. In Disney’s “Mary Poppins […]

Outdoor Arts

Bell Square: Carmen Funebre by Teatr Biuro Podrozy

31 Aug

Stilts, fire, searchlights and chilling music combine in this powerful and compelling response to war and those displaced by it. […]

Special Events Cinema

Met Opera Summer Encores 2019: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini

01 Sep

From the 2006–07 seasonRossini's madcap comedy receives a spirited production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and stars mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, […]

Special Events Cinema

The Greatest Showman (PG) – Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema

06 Sep

Enjoy this feel-good film on our gorgeous riverside terrace, chilled drink in hand. “The Greatest Showman” is a bold and […]

Special Events Cinema

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinema (12A)

10 Sep

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary […]

Special Events Cinema

Met Opera Summer Encores 2019: Aida Verdi

15 Sep

From the 2018–19 seasonSoprano Anna Netrebko and mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili offer blazing performances in Verdi's grand drama of ancient Egypt, seen […]

Cabaret

Dusty Limits & Friends

20 Sep

Our very own variety spectacular presented by cabaret trailblazer and legendary host Dusty Limits. An intimate soirée featuring some of […]

Music

The Big Smoke Family

27 Sep

New Orleans funk band kicks off more great music this season! The Big Smoke Family are purveyors of voodoo funk […]

Cabaret

Griffin & Jones: Talking to the Dead – A Séance

04 Oct

Is it possible to communicate with the dead? Griffin and Jones intend to find out. Face your fears, and join […]

Special Events Cinema

One Man, Two Guvnors (12A) – National Theatre Encore

26 Sep - 14 Oct

New encore dates added in October.  Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, […]

Dance

Dance Umbrella presents Hocus Pocus

11 Oct

Bewitching… dreamlike… ethereal… A show which truly invites the imagination to fly.      Voyage into the unknown with this […]

Special Events Cinema

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cert TBC) – National Theatre Live

17 Oct

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’ A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths […]

New Media Live Performance

Project Eva: We Are the Progeny of Electricity

18 Oct - 19 Oct

A hybrid work combining live performance, interactive theatre and electronic art. Using technology in an aesthetic presentation evoking the mind-control […]

Cinema

Watermans With Words: Psychoanalysing the films of Stanley Kubrick

25 Oct

Master of cinema Stanley Kubrick relentlessly provoked and inspired audiences; much to the initial bafflement of critics, virtually every one […]

Theatre

Watermans With Words: The Truth Behind the Movie Black Panther

25 Oct

Millions of people have seen the film Black Panther but not realised the film references real African history. In this […]

Dance

Akademi: Sparkplugs

01 Nov

Akademi’s SPARKPLUGS initiative presents powerful, ambitious and original work of early career South Asian choreographers, by providing platforms and introducing […]

Special Events Cinema

Hansard (Cert tbc) – National Theatre Live

07 Nov

Hansard; noun The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex […]

Theatre

Apphia Campbell: Black is the Colour of My Voice + Soul Sessions

08 Nov

A very special double bill featuring the music of Nina Simone by Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell. Following sell-out […]

Theatre Hire

The Indians Are Coming : Diwali Dhamaka

09 Nov

The Indians Are Coming returns with an international line up, join Mickey Sharma, Anuvab Pal (guest from India), SJ Magic, […]

Cabaret

Virgin Xtravaganzah: One Night with a Virgin

22 Nov

She's the holy mother of Gawd.  She's the Virgin Mary.  She's The Virgin Xtravaganzah!  She hath returned to earth as […]

Special Events Cinema

Present Laughter (Cert TBC) – National Theatre Live

28 Nov

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark […]

Music

The Baghdaddies

29 Nov

One of the first bands in the UK to play Balkan ‘gypsy’ style music, mixing it with their own original […]

Children

Christmas Show 2019: Pinocchio (4-8s & families)

07 Dec - 30 Dec

A highly visual, acrobatic version of the classic tale, perfect for the whole family this Christmas.  A very shady fox […]

Live Performance Hire

Desi Central Comedy Show

14 Dec

Desi Central is back with another amazing line-up and night of nothing but laughter with Omar Hamdi, Kiran Morjaria, Kane […]

Take Part Hire

London Art School with Sue Cooper

01 Jan

Please note: this is a hire so all bookings must be made through Sue Cooper at suecooper@artschoollondon.com London Art School […]

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