Photo by Toby Farrow, courtesy Watershed


The must-visit venue for independent cinema, film festivals and digital creativity

  • Cinema

The South West’s leading film culture and digital media centre, Watershed hosts three cinemas, a fantastic bar and restaurant, and the Pervasive Media Centre, a city-centre research space that brings together over 100 artists, technologists and academics.

The cinema programme is bursting with independent and alternative movies, and regularly includes Q&As and talks from directors, writers and academics.

Grab a bite to eat before you hit the movies - the buzzing Watershed bar and restaurant offers excellent craft ales, and delicious food made with sustainable, local produce. 

Did you know?

Once a derelict dockside building, the Watershed is more than an arthouse cinema as it also houses the Pervasive Media Studios, a buzzing hub for Bristol's creative talent.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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