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Watershed

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Watershed

About

Watershed is a cross-artform venue set on Bristol’s harbourside, offering a lively programme of independent film and events, plus occasional live music and Festivals. Watershed produces work that cuts across film, music, theatre, design, and visual art, encouraging culture and diversity to flourish in Bristol. Watershed’s friendly, buzzy cafe/bar is warm and inviting, with local organic food, plus free wi-fi for customers.

Watershed is more than just an arts cinema. It is at once a cultural centre, a social networker, a café/bar, and a cultural tourist attraction.

The box office opens at 9am on Monday to Friday, and at 10am on the weekends. Note that the box office closes 15 minutes after the start of the final film and there is no fee for advance or credit card bookings.

Groups are very welcome at Watershed. Enjoy the spacious Café/Bar which can reserved for parties of 10 up to 60.

Extras

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4/M5 (N) follow the M32 to the end, then bear right and follow the signs for the city centre; then follow signs for the A4 to Anchor Road (or Avonmouth). From M5(S) exit at junction 18 and follow the A4 to the city centre. The Watershed is near At-Bristol, on Anchor Road with car parking in Canons Way, in Millennium Square underground car park.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: any First City Line bus to the city centre or First Badgerline service to Anchor Road. Phone 0845 602 0156 for details of services and special combined discounts.By Ferry: Bristol Ferry Boat Company operate between Harbourside attractions By Train: 15 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads

Special Offers

  • Cinebites – 30% off main meals for customers with cinema tickets

    The offer:Tuesday nights are Cinébites nights - where you can grab an early week cinema meal deal! Every Tuesday (all day) any valid cinema ticket holder will be entitled to 30% off any of our main dishes from Watershed’s menu - which range from Watershed Classics such as Fish and Chips and Homemade Burgers, to delicious pasta, risotto or homemade pie of the day and much more. All you have to do to receive the discount is mention Cinébites to the member of staff when you order your food and drink - and make sure you have your valid cinema ticket to hand.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Watershed website.

    Offer link: Things to do

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    117
  • Average
    29
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • A5741HMLinda
    El Gastor, Spain
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Unenjoyable visit to Watershed Cinema
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th April 2017
    Myself and friend who was visiting for the weekend went to Watershed Cinema 3, throughout the film we were subjected to the smell of cooking fried onions, garlic and general horrible stick to your... Read full review
  • Opqrt
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Food in the bar
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th April 2017
    Yesterday evening I had the Brocolli pakora and fries in the bar. The fries were Ok but the pakora was inedible and really awful. It was nothing like a pakora but just 4 bits of brocolli that were... Read full review
  • Julia M
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Decent independent cinema
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th April 2017
    This place is great, the cinemas are comfortable and afterwards you can sit at the bar and enjoy some food/drink. The atmosphere is a lot nicer than more mainstream cinemas and the prices are much... Read full review
1 Canons Road
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5TX

Tel: +44 (0)117 927 6444

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:3023:00*
Tuesday09:3023:00*
Wednesday09:3023:00*
Thursday09:3023:00*
Friday09:3023:00*
Saturday10:0023:00*
Sunday10:0022:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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