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Here you can find everything that's on at Watermans over the next few weeks and months. We hope you'll find something for you!

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Family Cinema

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (U) – Summer Family Cinema

24 Aug

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin […]

Cinema

Dunkirk (12A)

24 Aug

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.” “Dunkirk” opens as hundreds […]

Cinema

England Is Mine (15)

24 Aug

From the producer of ‘Control’ comes this drama based on the early life of Steven Patrick Morrissey before he became […]

Cinema

Maudie (12A)

24 Aug

MAUDIE, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a […]

Take Part

Travel Unravelled Exhibition 2017

24 Aug - 01 Oct

Summer Creative Programme for Young People This exhibition is the creative culmination of our summer programme Travel Unravelled, created by […]

Cinema

A Ghost Story (12A)

25 Aug - 30 Aug

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of […]

Cinema

Final Portrait (15)

25 Aug - 31 Aug

With this enthralling and beautifully mannered labour-of-love of a film, writer/director Stanley Tucci has taken a brief moment in the […]

Special Events Cinema

Mamma Mia (12A) Sing-a-long – Outdoor Cinema

25 Aug

Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music […]

Family Cinema

The Emoji Movie (U) – Summer Family Cinema

25 Aug - 31 Aug

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling […]

Cinema

The Odyssey (12A)

25 Aug - 30 Aug

Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family – Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel – live in […]

Cinema

Wonder Woman (12A)

26 Aug

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Wonder Woman (12A) – Parent and Baby

30 Aug

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on […]

Special Events Cinema

Yerma (15) – National Theatre Live

31 Aug

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman […]

Cinema

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (PG)

01 Sep - 07 Sep

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing […]

Cinema

Atomic Blonde (15)

01 Sep - 07 Sep

Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through […]

Special Events Cinema

The Lost Boys (15 – Outdoor Cinema

01 Sep

A 90s classic teen film starring Kiefer Sutherland in one of his most iconic roles years before his hit TV […]

Cinema

Tom Of Finland (18)

01 Sep - 07 Sep

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, […]

Exhibitions

Working River

01 Sep - 30 Sep

Uncovering the history of London’s boatyards over the past 60 years, spotlighting this vital river industry, which has been under […]

Family Cinema

The Emoji Movie (U) – Family Cinema

02 Sep

The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Atomic Blonde (15) – Parent and Baby

06 Sep

Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through […]

Special Events Cinema

Dirty Dancing (12) – Outdoor Cinema

08 Sep

“Nobody puts Baby a corner!” In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at […]

Cinema

Hotel Salvation (PG)

08 Sep - 14 Sep

An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son […]

Cinema

In Bed With Victoria (15)

08 Sep - 14 Sep

First seen in one of several unfruitful therapy sessions, the powerhouse blonde lawyer Victoria (Virginie Efira from Family to Rent) […]

Cinema

The Limehouse Golem (15)

08 Sep - 14 Sep

Bill Nighy plays detective John Kildare in this thriller set during the bleak, dark streets of 19th Century, Victorian London. […]

Family Cinema

Despicable Me 3 (U) – Family Cinema

09 Sep

Gru gets into some sibling rivalry as well as facing off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows […]

Children

Goblin’s Peter and the Wolf (4-8yrs)

10 Sep

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas… […]

Special Events Cinema

Angels In America Part One (15) – NT Encore

11 Sep

Part One: Millennium Approaches America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

The Limehouse Golem (15) – Parent and Baby

13 Sep

Bill Nighy plays detective John Kildare in this thriller set during the bleak, dark streets of 19th Century, Victorian London. […]

Theatre

Watermans with Words: MA Writers from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

15 Sep

Drama Along the Thames: This is a great opportunity to see new work from ten emerging London playwrights presenting short dramatic works inspired by the Thames. […]

Take Part

Plants, People, Art & Artefacts – Botanic Gardens, Kew

15 Sep

A guided walk around The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as part of The Silk River. CPP Hounslow (a consortium of […]

Special Events Cinema

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie (15) – Outdoor Cinema

15 Sep

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz […]

Exhibitions

Future Dust by Maria Arceo

15 Sep - 20 Sep

Future Dust, an installation by Maria Arceo commissioned for Totally Thames. Illuminated at night by Dutch interactive light artist Tim […]

Cinema

God’s Own Country (15)

15 Sep - 21 Sep

Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God’s Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, […]

Cinema

Insyriated (15)

15 Sep - 21 Sep

Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw and starring Hiam Abbas, the gripping Syrian war drama which won the Panoroma Audience Award […]

Cinema

Patti Cake$ (15)

15 Sep - 21 Sep

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in […]

Take Part

The River Weekender 2017

15 Sep - 17 Sep

This year’s River Weekender is another riotous festival of the arts for all ages, from Fri 15-Sun 17 September. Part […]

Theatre

Watermans with Words: Caitlin Davies

15 Sep

Caitlin Davies presents Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World (£5) Novelist and historian Caitlin Davies travelled the Thames from source […]

Theatre

Watermans with Words: Iain Sinclair

15 Sep

Iain Sinclair presents The Last London – the final chapter in his life-long odyssey (£10) Iain Sinclair presents ‘The Last London’, the […]

Theatre

Watermans with Words: Ian Rawes… Listening to the Thames at Night in 1933

15 Sep

Ian Rawes: Listening to the Thames… at night, in 1933… (£5) Ian Rawes’ project The London Sound Survey is a glorious collection of […]

Theatre

Watermans with Words: Mini Book Fest – Programme

15 Sep

We’ve teamed up with North London’s ArchWay With Words Book Festival to bring you our very own mini book fest, […]

Theatre

Watermans With Words: Watery Tales with Griot Chinyere Nwaubani

15 Sep

'Griot': a member of a class of travelling storytellers, poets and musicians who maintain a tradition of oral history in […]

Take Part

A Glutton’s Guide to the Thames

16 Sep

From Monster Soup to Spam Fritters, this historical lecture is an era-straddling journey that will stop off at an Elizabethan, […]

Music

From Limpopo to the Thames

16 Sep

Free music on Saturday from Duduetsa Marimba Group in the Bar. Duduetsa is a rhythmic African marimba band playing folk music […]

Take Part

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

16 Sep - 17 Sep

Interactive storytelling, craft and art workshop Make, paint, and ride the river with your little one! Start the 50minute session […]

Take Part

Osadia Hair Sculpture

16 Sep - 17 Sep

Hairdressing becomes theatre in the barber's chairs of OSADIA. The audience becomes the central performer and is transformed on stage […]

Special Events Cinema

Pink Floyd: The Wall (15) – Outdoor Cinema

16 Sep

Winner of 2 BAFTA awards in 1983 including Best Song ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ A very young Bob Geldof […]

Cinema

The Lego Batman Movie (U) – Family Cinema

16 Sep

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made "The LEGO® Movie" a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that […]

Exhibitions

As the Crow Flies

16 Sep - 17 Sep

As the Crow Flies is a sound installation and was made from field-recordings and research in Chalkwell, Southend, and in the […]

Music

Liquid History at Watermans

17 Sep

Opera, physical theatre and carnival collide in this brand new production that tells the story of London and the ebb […]

Children

The am-A-zing Thing (5-9yrs)

17 Sep

“As I was walking down the beach, one bright and sunny day, I saw a great big wooden box, a-floating […]

Special Events Cinema

Angels In America Part Two (15) – NT Encore

18 Sep

Part Two: Perestroika   America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Patti Cake$ (15) – Parent and Baby

20 Sep

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in […]

Cinema

Back To Burgundy (15)

22 Sep - 28 Sep

Jean left his family and his native Burgandy ten years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father's […]

Cinema

Detroit (15)

22 Sep - 28 Sep

From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of […]

Cinema

Wind River (15)

22 Sep - 28 Sep

Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local […]

Family Cinema

Ballerina (U) – Family Cinema

23 Sep

Felicie, an 11 year old orphan, has one passion: dancing. Her greatest dream is to become a ballet dancer of […]

Special Events Cinema

French Impressions: From The Land Of The Moon (15)

23 Sep

Watermans welcomes the return of a brand new season of French cinema film talks. The season kicks off looking at […]

Children

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids! (5+yrs)

24 Sep

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the […]

Children

Morgan & West: More Magic For Kids! (5+yrs)

24 Sep

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the […]

Special Events Cinema

Yerma (15) – National Theatre Encore

24 Sep

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman […]

Parent & Baby Cinema

Detroit (15) – Parent and Baby

27 Sep

From the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, Detroit tells the gripping story of […]

Children

Town Mouse, Country Mouse (4-8yrs)

01 Oct

A retelling of two Aesop’s Fables, Town Mouse, Country Mouse and Belling the Cat, this is the tale of bravery […]

Special Events Cinema

Hamlet (2015) (12A) – National Theatre Encore

05 Oct

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now […]

Children

Tröll (3-6yrs)

08 Oct

“I believe in Truntum Runtum and my troll’s in the rocks.” For 17 million years, give or take a century […]

Special Events Cinema

RSC Live: Coriolanus

11 Oct

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic […]

Cabaret

Carla Lippis: Cast a Dark Shadow

13 Oct

Cast A Dark Shadow is gothic americana in a cabaret setting, tracing the common sonic threads running through 60s pop, surf […]

Children

The Magic Fish (5-9yrs)

15 Oct

A classic Indian tale retold through dance, storytelling and beatboxing for young thinking minds.  Vishnu, one of India’s shape-shifting Supergods, […]

New Media Arts

Exhibition: Whilst We Were Here…by Patrick Tresset

18 Oct - 07 Jan

Exhibition launch: Wednesday 18 October, 18:30-20:30 As part of the Whilst we were here… exhibition launch there will be a […]

Children

Tidy Up (3-6yrs)

21 Oct - 22 Oct

A very tidy dance-theatre performance that gets messed up. The world can be a messy place – but as we […]

Children

DOT (3+yrs)

24 Oct

Take a girl obsessed with keeping everything just so, add a boy who isn’t, add inspiration from artist Sol LeWitt, […]

Children

3 Little Pigs (2-7yrs) – Half Term Special

25 Oct - 27 Oct

Building your own home is not as easy as it looks. For instance, what is the best material to use, […]

Cabaret

The Outer Limits: An Evening with Dusty Limits and Special Guests

03 Nov

Dusty Limits, cabaret trailblazer and host of the legendary Black Cat, has curated an intimate show featuring some of the […]

Children

The Steadfast Tin Soldier (3-8yrs)

05 Nov

There once was a remarkable tin soldier who fell in love with a beautiful paper dancer and then tumbled out […]

Children

Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails (3-7yrs)

12 Nov

Our Storyteller is on the run from those three-headed monsters, trying to bring you the most fantastic tales from the […]

Special Events Cinema

Follies (12A) – National Theatre Live

16 Nov

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New […]

Children

Little Red Robin Hood (4-9yrs)

19 Nov

‘What big eyes you have….grandma’ Where Oh where has Little Red Riding Hood gone and can brave Robin Hood save […]

Cabaret

Charlie Bicknell: No Angel Uncensored

24 Nov

Prepare to be unprepared.  Dynamic, witty and tempestuous, this is an evening of darkly comic twisted songs, and glorious humour […]

Children

Comedy Club 4 Kids Christmas Cracker! (6+yrs)

26 Nov

All the fun of Comedy Club 4 Kids with a Christmas twist. Expect the finest Christmas Cracker jokes, tinsel tomfoolery, […]

Children

Hare & Tortoise (3-7yrs)

03 Dec

A delightful adaptation of Aesop’s fable about opposites, time and friendship for children aged 3+ and their families. Ready? Steady? […]

Special Events Cinema

Young Marx (12A) – National Theatre Live

07 Dec

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in […]

Children

Christmas Show 2017 – The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (3+yrs)

09 Dec - 30 Dec

Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve… A young Prince is transformed into a wooden Nutcracker doll by the evil […]

Special Events Cinema

Julius Caesar (12A) – National Theatre Live

22 Mar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder […]

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