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Covid Update

Our latest Covid precautions in place at actacentre for live theatre and re-opening this Summer 2021.

Take Part at acta

Join us this autumn…

A new daytime theatre group for adults is starting on Sept 14th, as well as the return of Making Time for over 55s. Phoenix, our 16-25 Theatre Company are looking for new members, as well as spaces for children to join youth theatres in Lockleaze and Hartcliffe.


Refugee arts with participants and practitioners open to integration.
A two year partnership, Autumn 2019 – 2021, bringing together refugees and migrants with host communities, making and sharing theatre across Europe, supported by EU Creative Europe.


A three year programme (2020 – 22) supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, offers new opportunities for acta associates to deliver projects to engage a diverse mix of new participants in making their own original theatre.
Plus a new foundation post, outreach programme, facilitator training course, seminars and another acta festival in 2022.

cpd course

Community Theatre course

We are delighted to welcome our community theatre practitioners safely back to acta from November 2020!
This course is a practical introduction to community theatre, led by Neil Beddow and Ingrid Jones.

AGM 2020

2020 Annual Report and AGM

On 27 August, at our yearly AGM, we looked back at the 2019/20 year at acta, to hear the acta Council of Management report back on our programme, the money and everything acta.

August workshops

Tuesday afternoons from 2pm, creative making for Home at acta, (arts trail event on 26 & 27 August)
Tuesday 11 for adults and Tuesday 18 for families
Booking essential [email protected]

Young Carers Youth Theatre

young carers

Youth theatre has always been at the heart of our work, and over the last two decades, we have developed a commitment to providing a youth theatre for young carers across the City, as well as additional intensive holiday-time projects.

staff team

Staff news

The acta team are all well, and have been meeting up online to plan our programme for the rest of the year. We will be moving back to work from the actacentre in July…

Mother Ice Heart

I think I’ll have to be in it

Working in community theatre is full of challenges, not the least being the constant possibility that when a play has been suggested, discussed, devised, rehearsed, and ready to present, something will happen to prevent one of the cast members performing. It doesn’t always happen; but it happens often enough.