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.

    In our May – Aug 2017 season, the following productions will have a BSL signed performance by BSL interpreter Clare Reed:

    A Brimful of Asha Thu 18 May 8pm
    The Island Thu 25 May 8pm
    13 Thu 29 June 2.30pm

    In addition, Translunar Paradise does not contain any spoken dialogue and is accessible to deaf and hearing-impaired audiences.

    In our Aug – Dec 2017 season, the following production will have a BSL signed performance by BSL interpreter Helen Moore:

    Beauty and the Beast Thu 14 December 7.30pm

    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.

    Why the Whales Came Thu 13 July 1pm
    GROUP BOOKINGS – Buy 10 tickets for the relaxed performance of Why The Whales Came and receive up to three free tickets for carers/teachers. Contact for more information and to book.

    Beauty and the Beast
    Schools performance Wed 10 January 2018 1pm
    Family performance Thu 11 January 2018 6pm

    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.