2015 Company Profiles

Chris Garner


Chris will be joining SATTF for the first time to play Montague in ROMEO & JULIET and Sir Oliver in SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.

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SATTF's 15th Anniversary Big GIve Appeal fundraising event generously supported by Hilton Garden Inn, Bristol 

Top right (right to left) : Andrew Hilton - Artistic Director Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Kevin Byrnes - General Manager of Hilton Garden Inn and Michael Bothamley Partner, Real Estate DAC Beachcroft LLP and Bristol City’s newly appointed High Sheriff. Members of the As You Like It cast: Offue Okegbe, Peter Basham, Ben Tolleyand Sophie Whittaker.  Thanks also to Jonathan Nibbs, John Telfer and Friends, Patrons and Supporters of SATTF. Photos Graham Burke. 

From our inception fifteen years ago we have mounted an annual, two-play Spring season of Shakespeare at our home in Bristol's most exciting studio theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres. 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, Grant and Trust and Corporate Sponsorship incomes. 

Please support the Arts in Bristol by joining us as a Friend and 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. Booking opens for Friends and Patrons on Wednesday 8th October 2014 (one week ahead of public booking)
• An exclusive invitation to an annual event, the Director's Talk on, Tuesday 27 January 2015.   
• SATTF Annual Newsletter. 
• 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. 
Minimum donation - £30.00 per person or £50 per couple

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.

Please click here if you would like to become a patron.


Did you know that Tobacco Factory Theatres also runs a membership scheme?
Factory Fans benefit from a number of perks, including ticket offers, invitations to special events and lots more, all whilst playing an invaluable part in helping the Theatre to sustain and develop its activities. To find out about becoming a Fan, please contact the Tobacco Factory Theatre on 0117 9020345 or email theatre@tobaccofactory.com.