Sunny side up at Tobacco Factory Theatres

A leading independent theatre has gone green by teaming up with renewable energy company Good Energy in Bristol’s Green Capital year.

Tobacco Factory Theatres, based in Southville, Bristol, made the switch to Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity and is encouraging theatre goers to do the same.

This comes after a review of the theatre’s eco-credentials which sparked the installation of solar panels on the roof. The array generates a third of the theatre’s electricity needs and has already saved over 61 tonnes of CO2.

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Wiltshire-based Good Energy said: “Good Energy has always had strong ties to Bristol and we think the arts can really influence thoughts and discussion in the climate change conversation.”

“We’re excited to be connecting the dots between local theatre and locally produced, 100% renewable electricity.”

Stephen Last, Development Director at Tobacco Factory Theatres said: “We’re really proud of our environmental credentials and hope this partnership will encourage loads of theatre goers to switch to renewable energy.”

Tobacco Factory Theatres is encouraging people to do something positive in Bristol’s Green Capital year by swapping their own electricity supplier for a green one.

Theatre goers who are inspired to switch to Good Energy will receive a £40 voucher to spend on tickets for their favourite shows at Tobacco Factory Theatres when quoting ‘Tobacco Factory’.

Photograph shows Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy, and Stephen Last, Development Director at Tobacco Factory Theatres, on the roof at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

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