Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, sharing, developing and showcasing exemplary cultural ideas and talent. Through curation of people, ideas and spaces, we enable artistic visions and creative collaborations to flourish and produce work that cuts across film, music, theatre, design, visual art, and the creative and technology sectors.

Watershed occupies the first floor of a historic Grade II* listed building on Bristol's Harbourside, which houses three cinemas, a Cafe/Bar, flexible conference and events spaces and the Pervasive Media Studio, our research space that brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media.

With audiences and participation at the heart of the organisation, Watershed delivers a diverse cultural programme of films, events, festivals, artist commissions, tours and conferences. In all of its work Watershed seeks to produce open collaborations and create opportunities which bridge expertise, imaginations and boundaries to promote new ideas and enjoyable experiences.

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Opening hours

Mon: 10:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri: 9:30 - 23:00
Sat: 10:00 - 23:00
Sun: 10:00 - 22:30
Box Office
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 23.00
Sat - Sun:10:00 - 22.30
Pervasive Media Studio
Fri: 13:00 - 17:00
To arrange a visit outside of these hours please email us


1 Canon's Road
Bristol BS1 5TX

0117 9275100
[email protected]


What's on

Well Trodden Wrong Ways Exhibition

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Saturday 26 October 2019

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance - Act 3

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Sunday 15 December 2019

Interventions/2: Films by Yoko Ono

The Georgian House Museum

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

167 Annual Open Exhibition


Sunday 29 September 2019 – Sunday 01 December 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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