Watershed Exterior


Watershed offers imaginative choices to meet your every conference, meeting and event need, delivered in inspirational surroundings complete with a vibrant atmosphere. They provide a personal approach to conferencing, with their genuinely tailored 360° service delivered by an experienced and friendly in-house team who have have a passion for innovation, independence and creativity.

Set in a Grade II* listed, accessible building on Bristol’s historic harbourside they offer three cinemas, a suite of flexible conference spaces and a light and airy Café/Bar. They deliver distinctive events, launches, film rushes and conferences for local, regional, national and international organisations.

"The level of support at the event was unprecedented. Everything was organised as planned and executed perfectly to schedule. The event staff went above and beyond what I would normally expect, greeting us late on Friday evening and handling all of our ad hoc requests quickly and cheerfully. I would highly recommend the venue and hope to visit again soon." Independent Cinema Office

Online events

Choose from their two largest cinema screens or largest conferencing space to hold your event. Their in-house technical team can livestream or record your talks in addition to mixing in talks – and questions – from anywhere else in the world.

Hybrid events

Get the best of both worlds – delegates can participate in your event at Watershed while a virtual audience can tune in online at the same time. They’ll make sure your virtual delegates don’t miss out on any of the offline conference experience – they can even supply you Watershed brownies for your goody bags.

Virtual networking

Watershed have created a virtual platform where delegates can be randomly matched with each other for a short period before being introduced to someone else – it’s a great way of continuing to make chance connections and build relationships. 

Professional production values and excellent accessibility

Choose Watershed to take your event online and benefit from their broadcast-quality cameras, in-house technical team and a seamless live digital experience. They can help brand your livestream, provide opportunities for sponsors, supply you with a recording of your event and more. They can also connect you with their trusted pool of British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters and advise on subtitling facilities.


Cinema 1 - - - 200 - - -
Cinema 2 - - - 42 - - -
Cinema 3 - - - 100 - - -
Waterside 1 - 1612301620 -
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Cinema 1 Theatre
Cinema 2 Theatre
Cinema 3 Theatre
Waterside 1 Boardroom
Waterside 1 Cabaret
Waterside 1 Classroom
Waterside 1 Theatre
Waterside 1 U-Shaped
Waterside 2 Boardroom
Waterside 2 Cabaret
Waterside 2 Classroom
Waterside 2 Theatre
Waterside 2 U-Shaped
Waterside 3 Banqueting
Waterside 3 Boardroom
Waterside 3 Cabaret
Waterside 3 Classroom
Waterside 3 Theatre
Waterside 3 U-Shaped



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • Catering by in house chefs
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • AV Technician Available
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Wi-Fi available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • Close to Railway Station
  • On Bus Route

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the North, South, West and Wales via M5, Junction 18 Follow the A4 route to the City Centre through the Portway passing under the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Follow all signs towards the city centre, passing the ss Great Britain (on the opposite side of the water) At the mini roundabout take the third exit (turning right) into Anchor Road. Towards the end of this road, you will see the @Bristol building to your right, and Watershed is situated just past the IMAX cinema. The entrance to the building is on the harbourside. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

By Bus Watershed is located just off the main City Centre, which is served by most local bus routes. Numbers 8 and 9 which run approximately every 10 minutes operate between Temple Meads and the city centre. Please contact First Bus for further information: 0845 602 0156. By Train The main train station is Bristol Temple Meads, which is approximately a 15 minute walk from Watershed. Come out of the train station and cross over the main road Temple Way towards the Express Holiday Inn, walk to the right but bear left towards St Mary Redcliffe church on Redcliffe Way. Keep the church on your left and go over the roundabout and over Redcliffe Bridge towards Queen Square. Walk through the Square towards Jury's Hotel. Continue down the side of the hotel and over Pero's bridge, turn immediate right and up the dockside to the last shed, which is Watershed. Alternatively, taxis are usually available from outside the station and on the city centre for your return journey. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Watershed Conferencing

Type:Creative & Cultural

1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
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Tel0117 927 2082

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