Theatre Bristol is an independent organisation, which works to improve the live performance ecology in and around Bristol.
We combine open and generous grassroots support with strategic, collective action to make our theatre industry more exciting, more relevant, and more accessible to more people in our city.
We offer a radical support service for artists – it’s completely free, open to anyone, and run by practising professional artists who offer their experience, knowledge and networks to others. This makes a virtuous circle of sector improvement and benefit, ensuring Bristol remains a brilliant place for people to make and see live performance.
Our support service helped director Selina Thompson create the award-winning show Salt.
“Theatre Bristol made a hugely ambitious project happen when it was little more than a big idea from a very, very small fish of a company. I guess you could say that the key drivers behind this support were trust, space and guidance.”
We know it is important to support artists with their journey and we know from personal experience, it’s not always an easy one.
We need your help to keep our services, like artist support, free to those who need it.
Gifting just £2.75 a month today could pay for a free Artist Support session, meaning an artist at any point in their career could receive expert, bespoke, one-to-one advice helping them navigate into and through the live performance industry.
Support Theatre Bristol with a one-off or monthly donation today and help champion Bristol’s independent performance sector.
More about what we do:
We support independent, emerging and established artists with free expert, one-to-one advice, to help develop their ideas and find ways into and through the theatre industry.
We place artists as leaders within our organisation, highlighting the crucial perspectives and specialist knowledge artists bring to small and large conversations within the performance sector.
We use our position as an independent and established organisation to improve the sector. Our initiative, Dance Futures has been connecting artists, communities, teachers and organisations across the city, highlighting Bristol as the home of the creation of award-winning, distinctive and high-quality dance activity.
Our website, theatrebristol.net is an invaluable resource for performance makers and goers in the South West who post jobs; list shows and, access our free resources.
Make an Impact
If you wish to make an impact and would like further information about our business model and aims and objectives, please contact Sarah Kingswell, Director of Business Development, on or 0117 373 0873
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