Film screening at AGM

Annual General Meeting (AGM) and end of term celebration at actacentre on the evening of Monday 23 July, from 6.00pm, featuring a sneak preview of the REACT (Refugee Engagement And integration through Community Theatre) documentary film and live music from The Big However. All acta friends, participants and partners (adults only) are welcome to this free event.


We are delighted to announce that guest speakers Dr Anna Farthing and Dr Simon Moreton will be joining us for the next seminar on Friday 13 July, 1.30 – 4.30pm at actacentre:
Wholly allianced; what makes a successful partnership? Partnership working is at the heart of community theatre practice, but how can we ensure we do this well?

Choir summer concert

Come along to support this summer concert of acapella favourites from the acta community choir, at 7pm on Wednesday 18 July: pop, rock, folk, traditional, classic, nostalgic and new.
All welcome, no booking necessary; pay what you think at the door.

CPD workshops

The next CPD will be 10 – 12 on Wednesday 11 July at actacentre; we will explore which drama games to use in different situations and create new games for specific scenarios.
Part of a series of open access workshops for practitioners; an opportunity to work with the acta artistic team; regular sessions throughout the year; free to attend.

Drama Worker paid learning posts

Two part time (19 hours per week, £10 per hour) fixed term contracts available, September 2018 – July 2019 (term-time only).
For more information on how to apply, contact Rosalie Pordes (tel 953 2448 or
Application deadline Monday 2 July (midday), with informal interviews week beginning 9 July.

Phoebe’s Adventure

Making Time, acta’s weekly workshop for isolated older people, created their very own interactive theatre show for local school children to enjoy: “A story from all our stories.”

Teatr Grodzki

Rosalie and Ingrid are off to Bielsko-Biała in Poland to visit good friends at Teatr Grodzki in February. They shared one of their favourite devising methods, a ‘Julie Story’, and Teatr Grodzki used it to create their latest show. They will be putting on a special performance for Rosalie and Ingrid.

Mince pies & music

Thursday 14 December, 12 – 2, all welcome to join us in the Theatre Bar for mince pies and music. (Mince pie and hot drink, £1.50)

Next acta cinema announced – Arthur Christmas

The next fabulous family seasonal cinema event in the acta Studio – for parents and pre-school aged children on Monday 11 December, Arthur Christmas (PG). A short family workshop for the under 5’s and a baby friendly screening, 10:15 – 12:30.