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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.


Key Features

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Sandypylos
    Trip Type:
    Great venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th March 2017
    Excellent hangout for a drink, food and art house cinema. You can just have a drink and the cafe is large so good chance of finding a table to while away an hour or two Read full review
  • Mary Kathleen H
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st February 2017
    Had an absolutely great experience going to the cinema and watching 20th Century Women here. When I went to buy a ticket I found out I was eligible for a cheaper ticket (score!) then what I was... Read full review
  • barking
    Great venue
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th February 2017
    Great cinema experience,they have a cafe/bar and you can take a drink into the cinema.was£9 for an adult ticket.good thing was no one was allowed to look at their phone during the film as there were... Read full review
1 Canons Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 927 6444

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Watershed Cafe Bar, Harbourside

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 - Sunday, 24th September 2017

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Tuesday, 11th April 2017 - Thursday, 13th April 2017

VR World Congress 2017 at At-BristolVR World Congress 2017 at At-Bristol
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Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - Saturday, 1st April 2017

RAI Film Festival: anthropology/ethnography/archaeology at WatershedRAI Film Festival: anthropology/ethnography/archaeology at Watershed
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Friday, 1st September 2017 - Sunday, 10th September 2017

Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2017

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Thursday, 27th July 2017 - Sunday, 30th July 2017

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