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Factory Theatre Bar

The Smoking Puppet Cabaret is crammed full of mind-boggling, delightful, twisted, magical, unusual and immersive puppetry. Expect music, laughter and a few surprises as we flaunt puppetry’s seamy underbelly. A post-show, late-night cabaret of short puppetry performances in our Factory Theatre Bar. more info...

SMART AS A DONKEY

29-30 Aug

Factory Theatre

When you keep getting things wrong, people say that you’re as stupid as a donkey. But donkeys aren’t stupid; it just takes them some time to figure things out. more info...

Factory Theatre

This surprising show uses an extravagant ritual language to give expression to everyday objects. more info...

Brewery Theatre

A baby chick is born and thinks the sky is falling down. more info...

New Visions: The Mind’s Eye

30 Aug - 04 Sep

A ripe selection of new visions in puppetry on film and animation from the most talented and inventive graduate students. more info...

Coming soon

31 Aug - 01 Sep Brewery Theatre

Stuck in Davey Jones locker three sailors await the ship that will move them on. more info...

31 Aug - 01 Sep Factory Theatre

Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities: a collection of rare artefacts and objects that demonstrate the universal connection of all… more info...

31 Aug - 05 Sep

A ripe selection of new visions in puppetry on film and animation from the most talented and inventive graduate students. more info...

01 Sep

A ripe selection of new visions in puppetry on film and animation from the most talented and inventive graduate students. more info...

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TF+

TF+ is our name for workshops, talks and other ways to get involved

30 Aug Brewery Theatre

From the sublime to the ridiculous, a workshop in clowning and puppetry combined. Dik and Adam started being silly together… more info...

30 Aug The Factory Studio

DIY PUPPETRY: PAPER PUPPETRY WITH EMMA POWELL

Tear, snip, crease and fold your way through this workshop about brining paper to life. Emma Powell is a puppet-maker,… more info...

31 Aug The Brewery Studio

BFP+: MASTERCLASS WITH TAM TAM OBJEKTENTHEATER

Discover the hidden talents of found objects and discarded materials. Make a short wordless performance with found objects as actors.… more info...

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Other Events

Events outside our programme for which Tobacco Factory Theatres is providing a venue or box office.

19-20 Sep The Redgrave Theatre

Following the success of their very own show Thoroughly Marvellous Musicals last year at The Bristol Hippodrome, The Pauline Quirke… more info...

22 Sep The Redgrave Theatre

LIVE WIRE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS present Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot (A Play for The Rugby World Cup 2015)… more info...

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Regular Classes

A wide range of regular classes are held at Tobacco Factory Theatres. Click here for details of the classes available.

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