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.”

CPD workshops

The next open access workshop for practitioners will be 10 – 12 on Wednesday 25 April at actacentre, and following on from the REACT festival, will take another look at the acta approach to making theatre with refugees.
An opportunity to work with the acta artistic team. Regular sessions throughout the year; free to attend.

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.


Wholly allianced; what makes a successful partnership?

The next seminar will take place on Friday 13 July, 1.30 – 4.30pm at actacentre.

Partnership working is at the heart of community theatre practice, but how can we ensure we do this well? Join acta and guest speakers to discuss what makes the best partnerships.

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.

Festival dates

A festival of theatre made by refugees will be held on 26 – 29 March 2018. This next actacentre international theatre festival sets out to inspire, share learning and stimulate debate.

Elders at St Nicholas of Tolentine

In Summer 2017, we worked with St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary on our Malcolm X Elders schools project. The Elders Theatre Company worked with the year 6 class to create a show inspired by their 2014 show, Ticky Picky Boom Boom.