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Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory

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Listed as: Theatre Company

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South West
drama, shakespeare, tobacco factory, bristol

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) is one of the UK’s most admired ensemble theatre companies. As well as our critically acclaimed annual seasons we offer a touring programme in the UK and internationally – in 2015 we opened the Neuss International Shakespeare Festival in Germany – as well as producing in partnership with other theatres and establishments, most recently with the University of Bristol.

 “Productions which both swell and whisper, which are full of stars but free of celebrities”

 Susannah Clapp, THE OBSERVER

The company offers valuable and increasingly rare opportunities for young artists to develop their careers. Additionally, stf works closely with local schools and colleges as part of a strong Educational Outreach programme to enable young people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to access theatre and gain valuable skills for life.

The company has also worked closely with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as a launch partner for Shakespeare Week, an annual celebration of Shakespeare for primary school children throughout the UK. stf offer education workshops that are pre-arranged and held on-site at participating primary schools in Bristol.




Key Personnel

Morag Massey
Executive Director