Watershed & Pervasive Media Studio

1 Canons Road

Getting here

Watershed is located on Bristol's historic harbourside in the city centre, with great transport links making it easy to get to.


The nearest bus stops to Watershed are on 'The Centre', no more than a 2 minute walk away.

Plan your journey by bus at


There are multiple cycle parking locations at the front and back of Watershed, plus many more across The Centre nearby.


There is a ferry stop just along from Watershed with regular Bristol Ferry Boat services running from Temple Meads, Hotwells and around the city centre.

Additional services from No7 Boats run at weekends and during school holidays.


The closest car parks are Millennium Square Car Park and Trenchard Street NCP parking.

There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.


Deaf Conversations About Cinema

At Watershed we want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for all our customers, audiences, staff and visitors. 

Our building is accessible, our staff are BSL trained, we have gender neutral toilets and we run an accessible programme of screenings and events.

Further access details

Opening hours

Watershed is open seven days a week from early in the morning until late in the evening.

Box Office

  • Mon – Fri from 09:00
  • Sat & Sun from 10:00
  • Bank holidays from 10.00

Advance telephone bookings can be made until 20:30, seven days a week. Box Office closes 15 minutes after the start of the final film.

Call Box Office (0117) 927 5100

Café & Bar

  • Mon-Fri: 09:30 – 23:00
  • Sat: 10:00 – 23:00
  • Sun: 10:00 – 22:30
  • Bank holidays from 10.00

Open every day from early in the morning to late at night, offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals. 

Pervasive Media Studio

  • Friday: 13:00 – 17:00

Open to visitors every Friday afternoon. To arrange a visit outside of these hours please email the Pervasive Media Studio.

Watershed staff member serving food

Watershed Café & Bar

Open every day from early in the morning to late at night, offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

The Café & Bar is the perfect social space overlooking Bristol’s vibrant Harbourside with vegetarian and children's menus.

Find out moreabout the Café & Bar

Cinema prices

Unless otherwise stated the cost of cinema tickets is as follows:

Screenings after 16:00:
£11.00 full / £8.50 concessions.

Screenings before 16:00:
£8.50 full / £5.00 concessions.

Aged 24 or under:
any screening, any time for £5.00.

Refugees and asylum seekers:
any screening, any time for £5.00.

Free tickets are available for Personal Assistants accompanying customers who are Deaf / Disabled.

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, 60+ who have retired, Equity and BECTU members and disabled people.

Where applicable please produce proof of eligibility when collecting a ticket.


Further information

Gift vouchers

Watershed Gift Vouchers are an ideal present for film lovers and can be used for any film – or for cards, confectionery or anything else from our Box Office shop.

Gift vouchers

Family visits

Watershed is a family friendly venue with dedicated family screenings and events, children's menus and all the facilities you need to make your visit family friendly.

What’s on for families

School screenings

Are you a teacher? We can organise school screenings for you – films that are either in our public programme or tie in with issues that are relevant to young people or the wider curriculum.

Enquire about school screenings