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Watershed's Café/Bar

Watershed is a fully accessible building adapted to make your visit as easy as possible

Watershed's main entrance and Box Office are both located on the ground floor which are accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.

The Cinemas, Café/Bar and event spaces are all located on the first floor which is accessible via the lift located in the main entrance foyer at Box Office. Once on the first floor there is level access to all areas as well as an adapted toilet with Radar key.

Guide dogs are very welcome and there are two disabled badge holders' parking spaces to the rear of the building on Canons Road.

Induction loops are available in all three Cinemas and two of the event spaces.

Accessible Programme

Our cinemas are equipped to offer Audio Description and Descriptive Subtitling. Unfortunately not all films offer these, since ultimately film distributors need to pay to have the audio description recorded, or the subtitles written and produced. However, when a film does have one or both of these, we endeavour to have screenings that provide them.

Audio Description

Audio Description is a service for partially sighted or blind people. While the film's main soundtrack plays through the cinema speakers in the usual manner, users listen to a specially recorded narrator detailing what's happening on the screen at selected breaks during the film's dialogue, through a set of headphones. The headphones are personal and the user is still able to hear the film's sound through the cinema surround sound speakers. The service is similar to listening to a football or cricket match on the radio in which the action is described to the listener.

The AD headphones are available to collect from Box Office when you pick up your tickets prior to the film screening.

Upcoming Audio Description screenings

Descriptive Subtitling

Descriptive Subtitling is a service for our Deaf/deaf and hearing-impaired customers that displays additional auditory information on the screen.

As well as showing the dialogue, Descriptive Subtitles provide information on other significant sounds. For example: when something is being sung; when a phone rings; when a door slams. This extra information allows customers using the subtitles to access the film more fully.

Upcoming Descriptive Subtitling screenings

Accessible Mailing List

Please contact communications@watershed.co.uk to sign up to receive updates on specific films with Audio Description or Descriptive Subtitling.

If you have any questions about access or your visit please call us on (0117) 927 6444 or email us.