Though our theatres and spaces remain closed, our desire to connect with audiences is stronger than ever. As such, we are very pleased to announce online shows, Get Involved activities and opportunities for artists coming up this February and March!
From Fri 19 – Sun 21 February, we are very pleased to be co-presenting with Circomedia, Best of BE at HOME FESTIVAL, BE FESTIVAL’s online offering in place of their usual live festival. Artists from Spain, Belgium and the UK will bring two thrilling online shows into your homes – Recall explores memories and Shan Shui offers the freedom of the sights and sounds of nature. Priority booking for our Members and Business Club is open now and the shows go on general sale on Tue 09 February at 10am.
On Sat 27 February, Laura Lexx is skillfully transferring her live show online to share with you through Zoom. Ticketholders have been contacted to transfer their bookings and the show is back on sale for new bookings.
Our hugely successful Get Involved programme is back! This March we are so excited to be offering weekly online Young Theatre Makers sessions for ages 7-10, 11-13 and 14-19. And our Factory Singers chorus will also be rehearsing together online for seven weeks – newcomers are welcome.
And our final announcement (for now!) is our Masterclass Programme for South West-based artists, led online by a range of inspiring practitioners. Our theatre owes so much to freelance and independent artists, who have created almost everything we’ve presented over the last 20 years. These talented and professional colleagues have been confronted with huge challenges through Covid-19, whilst on the whole receiving far less support than venues.
Whilst we continue to work on our long-term survival, we aim to support local artists in new and varied ways, starting with this Pay What You Choose Masterclass Programme. The first three sessions will be led by actor Katy Stephens, theatre maker, producer and performer Josie Dale-Jones and dancer and choreographer Läila Diallo. Whatever participants feel able to spend, session leaders will be fully paid for their work. Masterclasses are first available to book for our Artist Members, from now until Sun 07 February, when they will go on general sale.
Our theatre started as an experiment, and we continue to believe in experimentation. That’s why we’re exploring new ways for you to connect with theatre, even when we can’t be physically together.
There’s much more to come and we look forward to sharing further exciting news with you in the weeks to come!
There’s no doubt we wouldn’t have got this far without the support of our audiences – thank you. But with our theatres closed and no audiences visiting, Tobacco Factory Theatres continues to stand on uncertain ground. If you are able, a one-off donation or joining as a member will help us to secure the future of the theatre and create new opportunities for the communities we serve.
From all of us at Tobacco Factory Theatres, our very best wishes to you for a healthy and positive start to 2021.
Published Fri 05 February 2021
Posted on 05 February 2021