Summer Programme

Summer of Performing Arts in Lockleaze

From 4th-20th August, acta have a variety of drama, dance and art workshops for young people in Lockleaze to enjoy. All sessions are free of charge, and can be booked by emailing or calling 07494 479343.

Participants Tony and Liz

A celebration of acta participants

This year, 2021, we want to celebrate our amazing participants, as they celebrate milestones and achievements of their own, and remembering their experiences with acta. Read our latest interview with Abby Hitchins – plus others from Kirsty Ireland, Betty Morris and Liz & Tony Hillit.

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Covid Update

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

holding on project

Holding On and Exhibition of Hope

A project that supports and connects isolated older people with school children, providing connection and creativity in their homes.
Culminating in the Exhibition of Hope on 21 + 22 May.


Clippies Documentary

Watch on demand this documentary exploring the story of the Clippies and the Bristol Tramway Riots of 1920, through the eyes of acta’s community performers.
Clippies was performed 13-17 July 2021, as well as a premiere back in November 2019.

Silent Heroines Disco

Silent Heroines Disco

acta associate, Jody Cook, recently secured Arts Council England investment to deliver her “Silent Heroines Disco” project in Lockleaze this year.
An immersive theatre piece delving into the untold stories of the all-female cast, through an exciting, alternative audio performance.

New Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Oliver Jones as our new Director. Oliver comes to us from Creativity Works in Bath & NE Somerset, and will take on acta’s new Director post later this month, taking over from Neil in the chief executive role, and working with the existing acta staff team, which includes a new Artistic Directorate.

Seminar – Brave New World

Wednesday 17 March, 2pm-4pm

Join us for an online, interactive seminar with special guests, as we discuss how community theatre has responded and adapted over the last year and consider future opportunities for our work.