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

The Harder They Fall

classified 15
The Harder They Fall (LFF Preview)
Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct
Film
Inspired by the real-life stories of African-American cowboys and featuring an all-star cast, director Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut is an explosive and stylish Western quite unlike any other.

Last Night in Soho

classified 18
Last Night in Soho
Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov
Film
A young woman is transported back to the 1960s in this endlessly inventive, time-travelling horror fantasy from the brilliant Edgar Wright.

Spencer

classified 12A
Spencer
Fri 5 - Thu 11 Nov
Film
Director Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

Mothering Sunday

classified 15
Mothering Sunday
Fri 12 - Thu 18 Nov
Film
In this beautiful, sensual adaptation of Graham Swift’s novel a maid living in post-World War I England secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.

Power of the Dog

classified 12A
Power of the Dog
Fri 19 - Thu 25 Nov
Film
Jane Campion returns to cinema with this mesmerising, psychologically rich variation on the American Western about a wealthy rancher’s war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her son.

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.