Community Theatre course

A practical introduction to community theatre, suitable for beginners and those looking to refresh their facilitation skills.
A FREE Wednesday morning course (10 – 12 at acta centre), 10 weeks in term-time, February – May.
Led by Neil Beddow and Ingrid Jones. Places are limited.

RAPPORT Barcelona

Rapport in Barcelona

Last week, our Projects Director, Rosalie Pordes travelled to Barcelona alongside Artistic Director, Neil Beddow, to spend a week with our RAPPORT partner in Barcelona: Tantarantana…

Workshop Assistant

New part-time learning post (acta Foundation) – 24 hours per week, Monday – Wednesday (some flexibility); fixed term to July 21; part of acta’s new Cornerstone programme, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Deadline Monday 10 February; interviews 11 February.

Judging without knowing

the true story

Judging without Knowing tours to London in February. Why is there so much interest in more performances of this show, first created and performed by Somali women and acta in 2019?

Behind the Scenes

Behind The Scenes at acta; a one-off documentary featuring staff and participants from groups at acta centre, in Lockleaze and members of the Malcolm X Elders. Radio 4 suggests acta is making “theatre in reverse.” What do you think?


Wednesday 25 September, 1 – 4pm
Who’s Included?
With guest speaker Zahra Ash-Harper (Inclusion Producer, Watershed) and acta associates at the next free acta centre seminar (the last in the current series.)

Blog – 35 stories for 35 years

acta will celebrate its landmark 35th anniversary in September 2020, and over the next 12 months, as part of our plans to mark the event, Artistic Director and Founder Neil Beddow will be writing about the work of the company – a story for each of the 35 years. First story: Everything has to start somewhere…


acta Company announce Clippies, a new centenary show about the Tramways riots of 1920 – a forgotten and scandalous chapter of Bristol history.
Previews 18 & 19 November, before a longer run of performances in May.

EU Creative Europe

A new two year partnership, RAPPORT, starts this Autumn, bringing together refugees and migrants with host communities, making and sharing theatre across Europe.

AGM and Party

All acta participants and members are invited to join us (NB children must be accompanied by an adult) on Wednesday 17 July, 6.30 – 9.00pm, at the actacentre, for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Summer Party.