Green Aims

    At Tobacco Factory Theatres our environmental and ethical policies and our green credentials are very important to us.

    Our organisation was born from the refurbishment of an unused Bristol building at the heart of a struggling community. That refurbishment and renewed use led to the regeneration of our area of south Bristol for its communities and saved a landmark building from destruction.


    In 2011 we installed PV panels on the roof of the building, then the second largest solar installation on an arts building in the country. We generate one third of our electricity usage from the PV panels on the roof and from 2011 – 2015 generated enough electricity to power 32 homes for a year and saved 61.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions.


    In addition we are proud to use electricity from sustainable sources,  having recently switched to Bristol Energy for our energy supply.

    Bristol Energy is a local, independent energy supplier. Owned by Bristol City Council, Bristol Energy’s profits will be reinvested back into the city, supporting local communities.


    We regularly use Velopost Cycle Couriers for our local postal mail. We also have a cycle to work scheme for our staff.


    We support independent local suppliers for our drinks and snacks and for client catering where possible.

    Light bulbs

    The majority of our Front of House and Box Office lighting has been switched to low energy bulbs.


    We recycle as much as possible from the sets for our in-house productions and co-productions.

    Capital Projects

    We consider environmentally sustainable options in all capital projects.

    The Building

    We work in a building which holds environmental sustainability at its core. For example the Tobacco Factory run two electric cars and toilets are flushed using rainwater.

    We regularly review our environmental impact and you can download our environmental policy on this page.