Exterior view of Watershed

Watershed and the Pervasive Media Studio occupy the first floor of a historic Grade II listed building at the entranceway to Bristol's Harbourside.

We are a welcoming, accessible destination for cultural, creative, social and business visitors. Our home is many things to many people, a meeting place of preference for the creative community and a place to come and socialise for the whole community.


 2017 - the Creative team's Watershed highlights 

Illustration by Jasmine Thompson, Rife Content Creator
Article by Clare Reddington
Today was the last Creative team* meeting of the year and we shared our 2017 highlights. The range and depth of the team’s selection are a good indication of how amazing this year has been for Watershed, so I thought we should share them:

 A Watershed approach to the Café & Bar... 

Our late night screening of Amélie - with tasty treats in the Café & Bar
Article by Claire Stewart
James Taljaard (General Manager) and Helen Round (Food and Beverage Manager) talk about the ethos of our Café & Bar and our approach to food and drink...

City Campus

Photo of the exterior of Watershed, Bristol
A network of cultural and creative spaces
Watershed is part of University of West of England's City Campus

Venue hire

Watershed Waterside 3 wedding layout
Sharing our spaces to support our work
Watershed runs a thriving Event, Conference and Room Hire business with all income generated going to support our programme of cultural cinema, art & technology and work with young people.

Watershed's approach to Inclusion

Watershed cinema audience. Image: Jon Craig Photography
By producing authentic, welcoming spaces and engaged programmes, we strive to reflect, include and champion audiences and artists from all backgrounds. This policy sets out our approach to inclusion and equality across the all areas of our business.

 What does it all add up to? 

Playable City Recife
Article by Clare Reddington
We design our programmes to have local, national and global impact

 What is the role of a cultural organisation during Black History Month? 

One of Jasmine Thompson's murals at the Pervasive Media Studio
Article by Zahra Ash-Harper
Zahra Ash-Harper, Watershed Producer, reflects on her year at Watershed working on inclusion and the practical steps we are making, plus asks wider questions about Black History Month and the role of cultural organisations during this time...