6 reviews of Watermans Arts Centre in English
Went to see a good film at the Watermans's Art Centre then strolled out and sat down for a meal at Guru Tandoori which is just outside the cinema within the arts complex. We had a delcious meal which included a Goan speciality chicken dish with chickpeas, also had a succulent Chicken Tikka Massala and a fresh tasting aloe gobi all washed down with cold Kingfisher; charming service made this a great film and curry night. Note, it's in Brentford, not Kew.
Movie theatre, bar, restaurant and arts centre. Useful parking underground, bus services to the door. Situated right on the river bank opposite Heron Island.
A venue with so much scope but is hampered by lack of funds and appropriate arts & entertainment support.
This is a great little theatre on the banks of the Thames and easily accessible by public transport. There is also an adequate car park under the building. The cinema here is heavy on the Bollywood, and there is a decent indian restaurant in the building for lunch. But, where it comes into its own is for Childrens theatre. There is a really rich programme of kids theatre on here, together with theatre workshops and family events. Most of the productions go up to six or seven, and some start as young as 2 or 3. My kids have seen Rainbow Fish here, Robin Hood, and several really fun and funky puppet presentations. They are too old now but still ask after the theatre.
Watermans Arts Centre does feel a bit dated to me - I guess it was built in the 70s although I could be wrong. It is good for seeing arthouse films with seating for around 300 people. Curry is also a popular option at the inhouse restaurant.
The location is on the side of the Thames, although it is next to an island so don’t expect glorious views over the Thames.
A good place to chill out away from prying eyes. Good selection of non-mainstream movies plus local theatrical and dance presentations are a regular feature. Comedy and a curry for £10 every second Sunday is a good way to prepare for another boring week at work.
Perfect for arthouse film fans on a budget. Wonderful if you hate the ever-increasing invasion of cold, anonymous megaplexes. The well-chosen films from latest mainstream releases to european and world cinema provide something for everyone, at surprisingly reasonable prices. Parent and Baby screenings are also on offer, once a week; the Sunday Supplement offerings are great to catch-up on something you didn't get to see first time round. Seating is limited, so it's usually a good idea to book ahead.
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