Following its temporary closure, the Brewery Theatre in Bristol has announced that public talks determining its fate are to be held on 12 January. The theatre, part of Tobacco Factory Theatres, is receiving letters of concern regarding its future – which is in danger owing primarily to funding. If successful, however, the plans hold potential for a fantastic outlook.
‘Since announcing the closure we have received many messages expressing sadness, dismay and frustration,’ said Ali Robertson, Director of Tobacco Factory Theatres. ‘Though the future is not yet certain, we’d like to tell audiences, peers and supporters what the next step is. There are incredibly exciting emerging plans which, though subject to funding at this point, we would like to share.’
The smaller performance space of Bristol’s Tobacco Factory theatre, the Brewery opened in 2009 and has played host to various in-house and visiting company productions. Robertson says the theatre prides itself on its success, 23,800 people having attended 337 performances between 2014 and 2015, with an audience capacity of 84%.
The public are invited to attend the talk, which will take place on 12 January at 6.15pm in the Tobacco Factory Theatre Bar.