Simon Withyman


    The entrance to Tobacco Factory Theatres is on the Raleigh Road side of the Tobacco Factory building and the Box Office is situated just inside the entrance on the ground floor. There is a ramp up into the building and a lift up to the Factory Theatre and Factory Theatre Bar on the first floor. Tobacco Factory Theatres is fully wheelchair accessible and accepts guide dogs. The Factory Theatre has tiered seating with only a certain number of seats on floor level.

    You can find further information on the Factory Theatre below but if you have specific access requirements please let a member of our Box Office team know when booking your tickets and we will be happy to discuss your visit in more detail.

    Factory Theatre

    In the Factory Theatre, the layout of the auditorium changes for different shows. For most shows seating will be reserved but for several others seating will be unreserved. The Factory Theatre is on the first floor but is fully accessible by stairs and a lift. The Factory Theatre auditorium has an induction loop system.

    BSL interpreted performances

    bslWhenever possible, Tobacco Factory Theatres works with visiting companies or co-producers to have BSL interpreted performances of shows. Where BSL interpreted performances are available, they will be listed below this message and on individual show pages.

    This season the following production will have a BSL signed performance by BSL interpreter Helen Moore:

    Cinderella: A Fairytale Thu 15 December 7.30pm

    In addition, the performances that are part of Manipulate Festival: On the Road feature virtually no spoken dialogue and are accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired audiences.

    We have reserved seats for customers using the BSL interpreter to ensure a good view of the interpreter. To book these seats, please email or call 0117 902 0344.


    On occasion, we are also able to offer relaxed performances; a specially adapted performance to ensure a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for those with additional needs and their families.

    Where relaxed performances are available, they will be listed below and on individual show pages.

    Cinderella: A Fairytale Wed 18 January 6.30pm

    Essential carers

    We are pleased to offer one free essential carer ticket for customers who require a carer to accompany them for the performance. These tickets are not available online.