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


classified 15
Tue 7 June 17:40
Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) returns with this feverish, shape-shifting rural horror about a traumatised widow who retreats alone to heal in an English country house… but finds herself in an escalating nightmare.
Everything Went Fine
Sat 18 June 17:50
A candid, affecting study of complicated family ties and the realities of assisted dying.

Good Luck to you, Leo Grande

classified 18 (CTBA)
Good Luck to you, Leo Grande
Tue 21 June 17:50
Emma Thompson stars alongside Daryl McCormack in this feel-good sex-positive comedy about a retired schoolteacher yearning for some more adventure in the bedroom.


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


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, 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.