2014 Company Profiles

Polly Frame


Polly joins the SATTF Season to play Hannah in ARCADIA.

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SATTF Saturday Morning Workshops

SATTF Workshops


Saturday Morning Workshops

"We are working with a tremendous group of children who are really proactive and great fun." 
Chris Donnelly, SATTF Actor and Workshop Director on Term 1 workshops 2012.

Saturday Morning Workshops for young people 13 - 18 years, run between 12 October 2013 -to- 3 May 2014. Participants can join until January 2014.

Our professional actors work with students to encourage, stimulate and inspire them to participate in the unique world of theatre. Young people will work with members of the company to devise their own performance for the end of the Shakespeare season.

Participants of SATTF's Season Workshops are encouraged to embrace the ethos of the company: commitment, respect, and a professional attitude. We hope they'll create new friendships and learn from one another, while developing valuable skills and a love of theatre.

We have a couple of grant funded places available this year. Please call the SATTF office for more details: 0117 902 0344 or email katemansbridge@sattf.org.uk

Workshop Director, Chris Donnelly:

"The 2012 and 2013 SATTF workshops have begun and there have already been lots of interesting things to come out of them. After warming up the body, voice and then the imagination via some games, we have developed a style of letting the group improvise various scenarios, usually stemming from their own ideas, some of which we will then develop further. From these we will eventually find a theme that links them together, from which we will eventually make a play. This play will be performed on the main Tobacco Factory stage on the final day of the Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory season.'

Chris Donnelly, Workshop Director as 'Bottom' in A Midsummer Nights Dream (SATTF 2010) 

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
(SATTF) is one of the leading professional producers of Shakespeare in the U.K. From our inception fourteen years ago, we have mounted annual, two-play spring seasons of Shakespeare (and others) at our home in Bristol's most exciting studio theatre. The 2013 Season of  - Richard III and Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Andrew Hilton - was incredibly well received and another resounding success.

Saturday Morning Workshops are suitable for ages 13 – 18 years. Places are limited so early booking is advised.


For further information and to book please contact Kate Mansbridge  katemansbridge@sattf.org.uk  or 0117 963 3054

"Without SATTF, my dreams would not be as close as they feel now, and I am really grateful for that."
Amy (14)

"Working with the Tobacco Factory has given me confidence and the ability to be proud of my achievements."
Ciara (14)

SATTF Workshops

Yate Academy photos by Graham Burke.