If you are wishing to donate to the Seating Appeal, click here to go to our JustGiving page.
IN 2011, OVER 85,300 PEOPLE SAW 643 PERFORMANCES ACROSS 48 WEEKS AT OUR THEATRES AND 15,400 MORE CAME TO 1,000 CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS…
BE A PART OF IT
To play the Tobacco Factory Theatre’s important role in Bristol to the best of its ability now costs in excess of £1.4m a year. The Theatre proudly earns a huge 85% of this directly and gratefully receives a modest amount of public funding towards the difference. However, this still leaves a significant financial need every year and we simply couldn’t exist to do all we do without the kind support of people like you and the organisations and businesses around us. We are extremely grateful for this assistance and would love to welcome you into our wonderful community of friends.
JOIN OUR FANS SCHEME
A lot of people choose to join our ‘Factory Fans’ scheme, where lots of folk enjoy a number of perks with our grateful thanks for their belief and commitment in the form of either a regular annual or a one-off donation. Click on the FAN SCHEME tab at the top of this page to find out more about becoming a Fan.
To sign up by post, you can download a membership form via the FAN SCHEME tab above, or why not make someone else a Fan as a gift. If you would like to talk to someone about our Fan scheme, current offers or have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch:
Thank you so much for your generous donation. We honestly can’t do what we do without you!
The Theatre simply couldn’t function without the support of its loyal and dedicated team of volunteers, who give up their spare time to help us tick over. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with the Theatre’s day-to-day operations, find out about how we work behind the scenes and meet like-minded people. Click on the VOLUNTEERING tab at the top of this page to find out what’s involved.
We’re always incredibly touched by people who would just like to make a contribution to the general pot. If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.
LEAVE A LEGACY
Leaving a gift in your will is simple and easy and legacies to charities are exempt from inheritance tax, which is an added bonus. If you would like to leave a gift to the Tobacco Factory Theatre, your solicitor will help you update your will accordingly and we will be happy to help in any way we can. Do get in touch to let us know of your intentions and if we can provide you with any details.
0117 963 0946
“ The Tobacco Factory is an amazing venue, and I don’t say that about anywhere. ”Rhod Gilbert
As a charity we rely on the generosity of individuals who believe in the work we do.. Whatever your background or financial situation, there’s a way you can support the Tobacco Factory Theatre.
Contribute a donation of a size to suit your pocket (minimum £30 a year; many choose to give more) and help keep the Tobacco Factory and Brewery Theatres alive and kicking!
- Advance season information and priority booking
- News bulletins, offers and announcements
- Regular FANmail newsletters
- Invitations to season previews and other events
If you are able, please consider helping shape our future by making a larger gift (minimum £500 a year). In addition to Fans benefits you will also receive optional public acknowledgements, invitations to feedback forums, a personal booking service and premium hospitality options.
CHOOSE DIRECT DEBIT FOR ‘241’ TICKETS & DOUBLE VALUE
There are extra treats for Fans who give automatically each year by Direct Debit as special thanks for their long-term belief in the Theatre. This option is great as it helps us plan ahead with confidence and saves you the renewal admin. ‘DD-ers’ get a booking code for specially chosen ‘241’ deals on selected performances throughout the year.
PLUS, All gifts made by Direct Debit currently could be worth 2.5 times as much to the Theatre as they cost you to make thanks to an inspirational group of individuals who have pledged a fund between them to match all 2012 instalments to inspire others to sign up to help us in this long-term way. On top of this, we can reclaim ‘Gift Aid’ on your donations, making your support worth even more. We have already claimed nearly £2,000 of the total pledged - could you help us claim the rest?
If you are wishing to support at a higher level but prefer not to be publicly acknowledged as a Fanbassador, please tell us this another way once we are in touch privately.
You can download a form to become a Fan on the right of this page, or one to make someone else a Fan as a special gift. If you like to talk to someone about our Fan scheme, gift options or have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: Lauren on 0117 963 0946.
Thank you so much for whatever you can give us. We honestly can’t do what we do without you!
THANK YOU TO OUR FANBASSADORS
Geoffrey & Christine Clements / Simon Davies/ Alec Ewens / John & Susan Hart / Simon Inch / Vivien Kies / Barbara King / Judith & Tim Lockwood Jones / Julian Thomas / Anonymous
We also thank our Fans for Life for their early support:
Allen Aulton, Elisabeth Barnett, Joseph Bell, Neville Boundy, Philip Burnett, Geoffrey & Christine Clements, Jerry Cowhig MBE, Richard Drake & Heather Lister, Alec Ewens, Barbara M Florance, Sue Freathy, Selena Gray, FW Greenacre, Robert Hampson & Frances Giles, Paul & Jessica Handley, JWS & S Hart, Susan Holden, Rosemary Homer, Ruth & Stephen Illingworth, Simon Inch, Michelle Jeffery, Joan Johnson, Christine Jones, Vivien Kies, Barbara King, Judith & Tim Lockwood Jones, Adrian Mantle, JD & RD Milne, John Miles, Barry Moore, June Newport, Graham Pegg, Nigel Perkins, Barbara & Chris Reeve, Stephen Sayers, Anna Southall, Julian Thomas
I support the Tobacco Factory Theatre because I want to keep it going. The quality of the shows you put on cannot be found anywhere else; I really feel it is reaching new heights.
Philip Burnett, Factory Fan for Life
Having the TF so nearby is a joy and one that I’m happy to do what I can to support
Simon Inch Volunteer and Fan For Life
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Working with volunteers is central to our role in the local community and our identity as an open and accessible organisation. People feel an attachment to the theatre (and the building) over and above that of audience member. The Tobacco Factory isn’t just somewhere to see a show; it represents a particular spirit and ethos - of inclusion, independence, creativity and aspiration - that have been vital contributors to the regeneration of the area and will remain vital as the organisation continues to go from strength to strength.
We’re always rather overwhelmed by the amount of good will people feel towards the TF and we want to be able to effectively harness that and give people the chance to get involved that they’re so keen for. And there’s no getting away from the fact that it is incredibly helpful for us to be able to do this. The Tobacco Factory team is a small and very busy one, and help from volunteers is essential if we are to continue to give our audiences the great experiences they have come to expect from their visits here. Theatre volunteers help us keep going from day to day and consolidate our relationship with our audiences and the community and we couldn’t do what we do without them.
You can find out about what volunteering at the TF involves by downloading the pack to the right of this page. (Please note this pack was last updated in summer 2009 and is due to be revised soon.)
We currently have a full complement of volunteers, so there aren’t any opportunities available at the moment. We do keep a waiting list, though, so please get in touch with your email address if you’d like to be notified as soon as opportunities arise.
0117 902 0345