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Catherine McKinnon as Charmain and Nadia Giscir as Iras in Antony and Cleopatra 2009
Photo Graham Burke

SATTF is a charity with no core subsidy from public funds, either local or national. Without the sustained generosity of our sponsors and supporters, we would not be able to continue.

Bequests from individuals will help ensure the creativity of SATTF for years to come. Legacies will not be used to expand our administration (which is extremely lean by any standards), but will exclusively benefit and develop our creative work. By remembering SATTF in your Will, you will help fund our upcoming work, projects and initiatives which will be enjoyed by future artists and audiences.

After family and friends are looked after, you could choose to leave a pecuniary legacy (a specific sum of money) a residuary legacy (the remnants of your estate) or a percentage of your remaining estate to SATTF. Legacies to charities are tax free and therefore by leaving a gift to SATTF, your tax bill may be reduced.

You may request a specific use for your legacy – such as to help fund our Education Work or Graduate and Apprentice Actor scheme – or allow SATTF to decide how the gift is used so it can be put to best use when received. If you wish to designate your gift towards a specific area of our work, please discuss this with us and then specify it in your Will.

Any gift would be generously received and greatly appreciated.

To download some suggested wording to present to your solicitor, please click here.

Please contact the SATTF office for more information: 0117 963 3054

You are advised to speak to your solicitor when considering leaving a legacy to SATTF so they can offer you professional advice regarding your personal situation and confirm the tax implications of leaving a gift to charity.


Through supporting Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF), your sponsorship provides a genuine investment in the cultural life of South Bristol and the South West. Sponsorship ensures that SATTF can continue to produce theatre of the highest quality and enables many opportunities for young actors at the start of their careers through our Apprentice and Graduate Actor Schemes, as well as supporting our unique Education Programme.

Our three month, annual productions at Tobacco Factory Theatres regularly sell-out, attracting over 22,000 people. Consistent praise from the national press has extended the audience reach, with people coming from across the UK, benefiting the local community and promoting Bristol as a cultural beacon in the UK.

SATTF’s nationally and internationally acclaimed Bristol productions have transferred to theatres in London, the South West and Ireland. We have co-produced two widely admired productions with the Bristol Old Vic, Uncle Vanyain 2009 and The Misanthrope in 2010. In 2013 we begin our first national tour, generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, who have provided funding towards touring over a three year period.

Our sponsorship packages are very flexible – we tailor individually to each sponsor, focusing on mutual brand recognition and long-term relationship development, but here are a few ideas:

• Logo placement on our marketing material

• Complimentary tickets (for you to entertain clients or staff)

• Programme advertising space

• Corporate hosting

• Foyer displays

• Media opportunities – SATTF is a high profile company and media opportunities will be wide-ranging

If you are interested in discussing this further, please contact the administration office, either EMAIL US or call us on 0117 963 3054

Our clients and my colleagues here at Beachcroft appreciate the arts for their own sake and for the contribution they make to society. By bringing Shakespeare to the heart of the community, SATTF strongly reflects both these elements and Beachcroft benefits by supporting the values of the people with and for whom we work.

Tony Cherry – Regional Senior Partner for DACbeachcroft LLP


As an unsubsidised charity, funding support from Trust and Grant organisations is a vital source of income to SATTF allowing us to continue with and to develop our work. As well as supporting our productions, Trust and Grant funding helps to support our dynamic and unique Educational Programme.

We would like to thank The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation for their generous support towards Spring Touring during 2013/14/15 and The Fenton Arts Trust for their generous support of our Graduate and Apprentice Actor Schemes in 2012 and 2011.

Previous SATTF supporters include: The Thistle Trust, The Golsoncott Foundation, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Foyle Foundation,  Morel Trust, The Gibbs Trust, The English Speaking Union and The Worshipful Company of Grocers


Patronage has been a very valued source of income from the company’s beginnings. Gifts on this scale are not made casually, but we believe that an 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. As a registered charity Government Gift Aid adds a further 25% to all Friends’ subscriptions from U.K. taxpayers.

Donate £500 and become a Patron for a season:

In turn, you will be welcomed into the company with invites to our, Press Nights & after-show parties as well as many other benefits listed below:

Priority booking

Personalised ticket reservation through the SATTF office and free ticket postage

– Free programme for each production

– Receive a copy of the Artistic Director’s Annual Report

– Invites to the Director’s Talk at the beginning of the season
In 2014 Artistic Director, Andrew Hilton was in conversation with Honorary SATTF Patron, Sir Christopher Frayling, as part of our 15th Anniversary celebrations 

– Acknowledgement in our seasonal programmes & the 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 much appreciated. Payment 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

If you are eligible for Gift Aid please download and complete the declaration form and return along with your cheque.


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.

It is totally secure and you will also be given the option of ‘Gift Aiding’ 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.


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