front entrance doors into Watershed
Opening hours, getting here, booking tickets, Café & Bar, family and access details for Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio, located in Bristol city centre.


Watershed & Pervasive Media Studio

1 Canons Road

General Enquiries: 0117 927 6444
Box Office: 0117 927 5100

Getting here


Travelling by bike? View a map of local cycle parking/services nearby, or see Bristol City Council's bike information

Car parking

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

Disabled parking

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


There is a ferry stop just along from Watershed with regular ferry services running from Temple Meads, Hotwells and around the city centre. Bristol Ferry Boats run daily, all year round with additional services from No7 Boats at weekends and during school holidays.

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.

Tel: (0117) 927 5100

Pervasive Media Studio

The Pervasive Media Studio is open to visitors every Friday from 13:00 – 17:00. 

To arrange a visit outside of these hours please email us.

Book tickets

You can purchase tickets for any screening or event:

  • Online here or by choosing a film or event from the Calendar and then selecting the blue "Book Tickets" badge on the individual page.
  • By telephoning Box Office on 0117 927 5100.
  • In person at Box Office during the opening hours listed above.

Ticket Prices

Screenings/Events starting before 16:00:
£8.00 full / £5.00 concessions (unless otherwise stated).

Screenings/Events starting after 16:00:
£10.00 full / £8.00 concessions (unless otherwise stated).

Aged 24 or under? All young people in this age group can see a film here at any time for just £5.00.

Café & Bar

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

The Café & Bar is open every day from early in the morning to late at night, offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals. 

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

Phot of Watershed Café and Bar

Our food and drink is full of flavour and goodness and is sourced where possible from people we know and trust in the South West.


Deaf ConversationsAbout Cinema event at Watershed

Watershed is an accessible building adapted to make your visit as easy as possible. 

Read more about Watershed access details

Family visits

Children making hats at Watershed

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.

Read more about Watershed family visits

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

Gift Vouchers

Watershed Cinema Gift Vouchers are an ideal present for film lovers. Vouchers can be redeemed against any film, or from cards, films and confectionery in our shop. Vouchers can be bought in any amount in person at Box Office or by phone (0117) 927 5100.

You can also buy them online in the following denominations: £5.00, £10.00, £20.00 and £50.00.

Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

We have now passed the cut off for Christmas delivery - however if you'd like to pick up in person you can collect from Box Office up until 15:00 on Sat 23 Dec.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about visiting Watershed then do get in touch.

0117 927 5100