Relaxed Screenings

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Relaxed Screenings

Here at Watershed we want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for everyone: for all of our customers, audiences, staff and visitors.

Our relaxed screenings are designed to benefit our customers with additional needs (such as people living with dementia, autism, or other neuro-diverse people and their personal assistants, friends and family) or anyone who wants to enjoy a film in a more relaxed, spacious environment. Everyone is welcome.


Here's what you can expect at a Relaxed Screening:

  • Reduced Capacity - The capacity for the cinema will be set at 25% instead of our current 75% to ensure there's enough room between audience members
  • The cinema doors will open 20 minutes before the screening start time
  • We won't show any trailers or adverts and the film will start promptly at its advertised start time
  • The lights will be up a little
  • The sound will be down a little
  • You are welcome to move around the cinema, to talk and make noise, and to exit and enter the cinema as you please
  • There will be lots of space in the cinema so you can spread out or lie down if you choose.
  • It is very informal and yoga mats and beanbags will be available
  • We will screen films with Descriptive Subtitles whenever they are available
  • We will provide a separate quiet space where you can chill out if you need to
  • Our staff will be around to help with whatever you need.

Upcoming Relaxed Screenings

Elvis

classified PG
Elvis
Fri 24 June - Thu 7 July
Film
Director Baz Luhrmann explores the life and music of the hip-shakin' pelvis-rockin' Elvis Presley, seen through the eyes of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager.

Brian and Charles

classified PG
Brian and Charles
Wed 13 July 15:20
Film
Completely isolated and with no one to talk to, inventor Brian does what any person would do when faced with such a melancholic situation: he builds a robot.

The Good Boss

classified 18 (CTBA) S
The Good Boss
Sat 16 July 18:00
Film
Javier Bardem excels as a manipulative corporate boss of a provincial Spanish company in this ruthlessly funny corporate satire from director Fernando León de Aranoa.

Fire of Love

classified PG S
Fire of Love
Fri 29 July - Thu 4 Aug
Film
Miranda July narrates a documentary packed with style, substance, love, loss - and volcanoes.

Tickets

£8.50 full / £5.00 concessions and under 24s, and personal assistants go free.

Access

Our building is fully accessible – visit our Access Page for all the details. We also have a Visual Story you can view to help you to become familiar with the new surroundings.

Sign up to our Accessible Mailing list for regular updates about forthcoming accessible screenings and events.

We really want to hear your feedback on relaxed screenings

Email us at access@watershed.co.uk, call 0117 927 5100 or speak to us in person to let us know what you think and if there's anything we can improve.