Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF)

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF)

Charity information

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF)

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) is an independent theatre company and charity, producing large-cast professional Shakespeare,and works by other authors,and offering education opportunities.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) sprang from the conviction that there was a huge appetite among audiences to see Shakespeare expertly performed by large casts in an intimate space. The Charity presents Shakespeare's plays in lucid and high quality professional productions; it aims to communicate his rich humanity and do justice to the greatness of his art for the public benefit of audiences in Bristol, as well as throughout the U. K and internationally.

    stf aspires to introduce the plays to those - particularly the young - who have not so far had the opportunity, and to reintroduce them to those whose previous experience has been in some way alienating or merely disappointing. Audience feedback shows that stf has consistently met these objectives and that it has become an important cultural, community resource.

    A further aim is to provide talented young professionals with the sustained experience of ensemble classical theatre that has become so rare in recent decades through its Apprentice and Graduate Actor schemes.

    stf is committed to providing an educational programme in conjunction with the annual spring season of plays, through its annual programme of Season Workshops and its outreach programmes in schools, colleges and universities. The educational work is central to stf's core values, that the work should excite and inspire and that it is available to a diversity of young people.

    stf's brief allows it to include classic, non-Shakespeare plays.

  • Aims

    Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF) aims to:

    • To present Shakespeare's plays, and classic works by other authors, in lucid and high quality professional productions.
    • To introduce the plays to those - particularly the young - who have not so far had the opportunity, and to reintroduce them to those whose previous experience has been in some way alienating.
    • To provide talented young professionals with the sustained experience of ensemble classical theatre through Apprentice and Graduate actor schemes.
    • To providing an educational programme in conjunction with the annual spring season of plays.
    • To deliver our work to audiences in the UK and internationally through developing a regular touring circuit.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1104427

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 35

    Phone number: 0117 963 3054

    Address: Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (SATTF),The Tobacco Factory,Bristol. BS3 1TF

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  • SATTF Fundraising Appeal

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