Artist impression of the new studio theatre

The Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol will be adding to its existing theatre space, which includes the Factory Theatre, with a studio theatre within its compounds.

The project, Reimagine With Us, with see new additions to the building, set to open in October 2018. Work will begin in January 2018.

Reimagine With Us

The £1.5million building project will transform the current footprint of the first floor of the building. 

The plans will reconfigure the space to create: a new flexible and multi-purpose 86-seat studio performance space with state of the art retractable seating; refurbished backstage areas to provide three new dressing rooms, kitchen area and technical management/storage; and improved and extended front of house and bar spaces to transform the audience experience.

The transformation aims to expand the programme and grow audiences. In the new studio theatre 30,000 more people each year will get to enjoy more than 360 more performances by 50 additional companies. The programme will include “daring, innovative and eclectic high profile local, national and international work.”

It will also support the local community. The range of new flexible spaces will allow it to offer more opportunities for everyone to be involved in the life of the organisation through its Get Involved Programme and more.

More information about the project

Mike Tweddle, artistic director of Tobacco Factory Theatres, said: “This project is an enormously exciting step for Tobacco Factory Theatres. It builds on the great success of the organisation to date and enables us to look ahead to a bright future.” 

Group deals are available for certain performances at the Tobacco Factory Theatres, so group organisers should call the Box Office for more information on 0117 902 0344 or email

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