Find out how you or your company can support the Bristol Shakespeare Festival to continue to bring fun, accessible Shakespeare to the people of Bristol.


The Bristol Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to announce the launch of our 2018 crowdfunding campaign! Find out more on our Fundsurfer page or read on...


Bristol Shakespeare Festival needs your help! 

As an arts organisation based in the fantastic city of Bristol, we know that it is important for us to make sure we are reaching, supporting, and working with as many people as possible.

A focal point for last year’s festival was our first in-house production and our new schools educational programme, offering free workshops to young people aged 11-14. This year we have been developing this, piloting a  free educational drama project in schools across Bristol, supporting secondary-aged young people to explore Shakespeare's plays—and theatre in general–in safe, creative environments. Now, we want to push this work even further, offering more educational outreach, staging more fully accessible work for all ages, and producing more professional in-house productions that cast local, emerging talent.

However, since we're a volunteer-run CIC, this is where you come in. To ensure that the workshops we run are being staffed by professionals who are being fully compensated for their skills and time, and to allow our productions to pay their casts and creatives, we need your help. We are actively seeking sponsorship from Bristol's private sector, but as a community-run venture, we also ask for your support. Anything you can pledge would be greatly received, and will go towards ensuring that children from all economic backgrounds are able to access drama opportunities in Bristol, and towards supporting emerging artists to make accessible and exciting new theatre through the festival. Every penny helps!

Last year's production of Shakespeare's Worst was a sell-out hit, generating a buzz and a community spirit of which we are incredibly proud. This year, we are staging 1599, a brand new hilarious play written especially for the festival, promising even better, brighter things!

We have a variety of rewards for pledges, including free tickets to 1599 — check out our crowdfunding campaign page for more information.

Help us to share Shakespeare with the city, and click the button below to support the Bristol Shakespeare Festival. Thank you!

Find out more


The Bristol Shakespeare Festival receives no public funding, and as such we are always incredibly grateful to those who sponsor our ventures. To discuss sponsorship options, please contact Artistic Director Suzanne Booth at