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In 2003 Somerset Film opened The Engine Room an accessible community media centre located in Bridgwater’s High Street. The centre co-ordinates all our activity as well as providing a cafe with internet access and facilities including licensed cinema, studio and edit suites.

Originally conceived as a three year experiment (!), we are delighted to still be here, and in rude health! Over the next couple of years we plan to work with friends and supporters to take The Engine Room to the next level, building on the opportunity afforded by our 99 year lease to create a new, enhanced centre for creativity and communication...




• Free public access sessions.  Each week local residents have access to equipment and expertise through bookable sessions, which are staffed by professional filmmakers.

Access FREE 1 x hour one to one creative project support sessions with our studio manager. For more details call 0278 433187 or email us.

• Vegetarian Cafe - with wifi and internet access

Our cafe manager welcomes you to The Engine Room Cafe. We have a selection of hearty, hot vegetarian food offered daily including delicious Curries, Burgers, Soups and Chilli. We also have tantalizingly good weekly specials.

As well as hot food we offer freshly made sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and homemade cakes.

If you would like to find out more or have a look at our full menu please email [email protected]

• Courses - for all levels and on a range of creative activities from filmmaking, script writing and  editing to entry level IT courses and creative one day courses.
• Events - including an annual festival and specialist masterclasses
• Facilities and Equipment Hire - at accessible prices

View our User Information guide here.

The Engine Room also takes up residence from time to time as a Pop-Up. Our aim is to offer some of the regular activities held at The Engine Room to as many people across Somerset as we can. In the past we have popped up in an empty shop in the Quedam Shopping Centre, Yeovil, Prioswood Library, Taunton and The Coast Hotel, Minehead, Dulverton and most recently at The Holman Hub in South Cadbury.

If you would like The Engine Room to visit you town or village then get in touch - email : [email protected]
The Engine Room – part of Somerset Film
trading name of Somerset Film & Video Limited
Registered Charity No.1095587