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Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, sharing, developing and showcasing exemplary cultural ideas and talent. With audiences and participation at the heart of the organisation, Watershed delivers a diverse cultural programme of films, events, festivals, artist commissions, tours and conferences

Three cinemas, a Café/Bar and event spaces are housed in a Grade II listed, accessible building, this is complemented by the Pervasive Media Studio, a research and development space where creativity and technology meet.

Venue Type:

Archive, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Open Mon to Fri from 09:00 / Sat & Sun from 10:00

Watershed Café/Bar
Open Mon 10:30 to 23:00
Tue to Thu 09:30 - 23:00
Fri 09:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
Sun 10:00 - 22:30

Admission charges

Ticket Prices
Screenings/Events starting before 16:00: All tickets £4.60 full / £3.60 (unless otherwise stated)
Screenings/Events starting after 16:00: £7.20 full/£5.60 concessions (unless otherwise stated)

Collection details

Film and Media

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.



Cinephiles meet once a month to discuss three films from Watershed's programme seen during that month. The next dates are 7 June and 5 July at 2000hrs. Please call Box Office just after meeting each month to find out which films to see, and to be put on the mailing list.
New members are always welcome.
Fee: £2.50 full / £2.00 concessions

1 Canon's Road
City of Bristol


Watershed's main site providing information on the organisations cultural programme and facilities including its Café/Bar.


Watershed's online showcase of creative work, talks, commissions, innovation, artist journals, festival diaries and archive projects


Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival


Watershed's annual online advent calendar, evolved from being a creative showcase of Bristol's media talent to a European-wide celebration and exchange of young peoples' filmmaking potential.


Watershed's venture to enable and support innovation and collaboration between computing, communications and the creative industries.





Reception & Switchboard

0117 927 6444

Box Office

0117 927 5100


0117 921 3958

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.