Watershed

1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX

Tel: +44 (0)117 927 6444

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Watershed Bristol Harbourside

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.

Opening times

Box Office
Monday: Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12pm - 6pm
Thursday to Sunday: 12pm to 15 mins after the last film screening starts (approx. 7.30pm)

Cafe & Bar
Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

Cinema Screening
Films showing: Thursday to Sunday from 3pm

Groups

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

Relaxed Screenings

Relaxed screenings are designed to benefit customers with additional needs (such as people living with dementia, autism, or other neuro-diverse people and their personal assistants, friends and family) or anyone who wants to enjoy a film in a more relaxed, spacious environment. Everyone is welcome. Please make sure you are attending the specific showing.

Audio Description and Descriptive Subtitling

Audio Description is a service for partially sighted or blind people. The AD headphones are available to collect from Box Office when you pick up your tickets prior to the film screening. Descriptive Subtitling is a service for our Deaf/deaf and hearing-impaired customers that displays additional auditory information on the screen. Not all titles are available with Descriptive Subtitling, please make sure you are attending the specific showing.

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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.

    Things to do in Bristol - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Things to do in Bristol

  • Watershed – accessible companion seats without additional charge

    The offer:They offer companion seats without additional charge

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

    Offers for carers - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
MondayClosed*
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

* Check website for opening times

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Further Information

Accessibility

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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Specialist Features

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      165
    • Very Good
      126
    • Average
      31
    • Poor
      10
    • Terrible
      11

    Recent Reviews:

    • Travelfamilia1
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic service and food excellent
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd April 2022
      What a fantastic meal and service. You can order from the table on their app which is easy to use and no issues. Then when the food arrives the staff are really friendly and helpful. We ordered the... Read full review
    • stuartkF1743DG
      Worst eating experience.
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th April 2022
      I have eaten twice at this place in the past two weeks. The first time was excellent (Chicken Ovieto) which prompted me to go a second time. This time the food was horrific (Goan Fish Curry) and has... Read full review
    • Ann L
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Go for cinema experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 26th April 2022
      This place gets 5 stars because it is a great independent cinema in Bristol city centre that has some mainstream films and also bespoke and thought provoking films too - so I will support when I can... Read full review

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