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Support Us


We have launched an Appeal this year to raise £20,000 – We hope that you will be able to donate to our Appeal to help support the essential costs of our rehearsal period in May 2018 as well as contributing towards our main core activities:


Please follow this CAF Bank link to donate:

You can also donate by cheque made payable to:  ‘Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory’,  and send to; Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF

Your donation will help to:


Support hundreds of young actors and freelancers, many at the very start of their careers, with rare opportunities to work alongside our established, professional Company. We work with up to 40 actors, directors, technicians, designers, stage management and freelance creatives each year.


Enable scores of young people and adults to experience our expert Education Programme and unique season workshops. Last year in Bristol we offered 23 Saturday Morning Workshops; we delivered free workshops to 150 primary school children and many more on tour.


Strengthen and expand our relationships with a growing number of schools and universities in Bristol and across the UK. In 2017 we delivered workshops to over 200 university and school students in the South West.


Secure our future ensuring that we continue to offer critically acclaimed, high-quality, large-cast, professional theatre productions to a diversity of people and particularly the young.


We’re passionate about the impact that the Company has, and the opportunities we create, for so many people who engage with us in a variety of ways. We are fundraising to ensure that these elements of our charitable activities, along with our acclaimed productions, continue to thrive as we deliver an exciting, newly shaped performance schedule. Thank you.


“This new era for the company is an exciting development, bringing our productions to new audiences in Bristol, around the country and in Europe. But is also brings new challenges, not least financial! Please help us to maintain our large-cast tradition into 2018 and beyond. Thank you.”
Founder Andrew Hilton


Further information on how you can support us as a Friend or Patron of the company.


Further information on what your support means to us.


Find out how to become a volunteer.

We were thrilled to be nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award in 2014. 

The Company’s existing award for ‘Up-and-Coming Theatre’ Category in the annual Peter Brook Empty Space Awards, was received in 2001.