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 Become a Friend or Patron of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory!

Antony and Cleopatra 2009 by Graham Burke

From our inception thirteen years ago we have mounted an annual, two-play Spring season of Shakespeare at our home in Bristol's most exciting studio theatre, the Tobacco Factory. Despite what is now an international reputation we receive no core funding from any public body and therefore rely on a loyal and growing base of Friends and Patrons to add that life-saving extra element to our Box Office, Trust and Sponsorship incomes. 

It is now more crucial than ever to expand our support base with the increasingly high demands on Charitable Trust grant-givers, due to the ravages of the recession and the appetite of the Olympic project, and the shrinking supply of commercial sponsorship. Please support The Arts in Bristol by encouraging your friends to become our Friends. As a registered charity Government Gift Aid adds a further 25% to all Friends’ subscriptions from U.K. taxpayers.


What are the benefits to you?
• Exclusive Priority Booking. 
• An invitation to an annual event - the Director's Talk - at the beginning of the rehearsal period.
• An annual newsletter with news of the forthcoming season.
• Ticket Offers when available - you will be the first to know about any special promotional offers.
• E-news - email updates on the latest SATTF news and events.
• Receive a complimentary ticket when you introduce 3 or more Friends.
• Opportunities (strictly non-compulsory!) to support SATTF by becoming a part of our new Volunteers Network.
Minimum donation - £30.00 per person or £50 per couple

"SATTF is now recognised with local, national and international acclaim and I am glad to be a supporter of that and Bristol is very lucky to have this Company in its City."
Barry Moore, Friend and Volunteer

"Consistently good. Adds a great deal to the life of Bristol."
Sally Box, Friend


Donate £500 and become a Patron for a season:

We know gifts on this scale are not made casually and that only a very small proportion of our supporters will be able to even consider becoming Patrons, but we believe the opportunity to make such an immediate and effective contribution towards our company and the cultural life of the region will be welcomed. The commitment could be for one season only, or for longer. In turn, you are welcomed into the SATTF family with invites to our Summer Party, First Nights & after-show parties as well as many other benefits listed below:

• Advanced booking and ticket information
• Priority booking / free ticket postage
• Free programme for each production
• Personalised ticket reservation through the Admin Dept
• Artistic Director's Annual Report
• Director's Talk at the beginning of the season
• Acknowledgement in programme & Director's Report
• Annual company Newsletter


Direct Debit

We would really appreciate it if you would consider signing up to our new Direct Debit scheme. Its first three years have been a great success for us and has been warmly received. Direct Debits reduce our workload and with a skeletal staff of two in the office, it is massively appreciated. Payment would leave your account on a date of your choosing. Please download this form and send back to us at the address below.



If you prefer we can, of course, accept payment by cheque. Cheques can be made payable to ‘Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory’.

You can send the enclosed documents back to:
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
The Tobacco Factory
Raleigh Rd


You can also sign up online via our bank, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) by setting up a Direct Debit or One-Off Payment by clicking on the appropriate buttons below.

ONE-OFF Payments

click above to set up a ONE-OFF payment


click above to set up a DIRECT DEBIT 

It is totally secure and you will also be given the option of 'GiftAiding' your donation.

Make sure you DO NOT tick the 'give anonymously' box or we shall be unable to give you any of the benefits of your chosen scheme! CAF will guide you quickly and easily through payment and the Gift Aid Tax Declaration. This is a time-saving way for us to collect money - the Gift Aid comes directly to us with your donation, rather than us having to claim it from the Inland Revenue at a later date.

Please note that although payment may go through immediately, it could take up to a week to process your subscription.

Thank you for your generosity and support. Click on Donate now.