Quingo Accessible Attractions: Watershed, Bristol

Quingo Scooters always encourages users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially to places which you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter.



Today we’re checking out the ‘leading film culture and digital media centre in the South West’. Bristol’s Watershed sits in what was once a derelict harbourside area, and is now a popular media destination. Watershed is a buzzing multi-arts venue, comprising of three cinemas (one of which is an arthouse cinema), studios and a warehouse events space overlooking the water.  The fully accessible venue also hosts a monthly ‘Deaf Conversations about Film Club’, which includes a signed introduction, a descriptive subtitled screening and a signed discussion afterwards.

What’s on?

Watershed has a vast variety of different films, Q&A’S, discussion groups and film festival highlights from around the world. Some current highlights include:

  • SnowdenThis film captures the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Oliver Stone, Snowden is a thrilling dramatic explanation of international surveillance. This will run at various times from 9th-22nd December, and more information can be found here.
  • Conversations About Cinema – These talks will usually be held after a specific film, which will be the topic of discussion. A really informal and laid back chat about the film you’ve just watched, Conversations About Cinema is held in the café and bar area of Watershed. You also receive 10% off any drinks you purchase upon presenting your cinema ticket. More information on upcoming talks can be found here.
  • The Unknown GirlDirected by the two-time Cannes Palme d’Or winners the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night and The Kid with the Bike), The Unknown Girl tells the story of a doctor seeking to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of an unidentified caller. Find out when the film is showing here.



Watershed is a fully accessible building, especially adapted to make your visit as easy as possible. The main entrance and Box Office are located on the ground floor, which is accessed by a ramp and electronically assisted door.

All of the cinemas are accessible, and all have induction loops if required. The café and bar are large and spacious, and the events spaces are too. The different parts of Watershed are accessed via a lift located in the main entrance foyer.

On the first floor you’ll find an accessible toilet, level access to the front of cinemas 1, 2 and 3 and lifts to the back of cinemas 1 and 3. More information about accessibility at the Watershed can be found on its dedicated website page.

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If you’ve been to visit any great accessible places on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you! You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.

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