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.

Participants Tony and Liz

A celebration of acta participants

This year we wanted to celebrate our amazing participants, especially as they celebrate milestones and achievements of their own. Liz and Tony, who this week celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, have been with acta for the past decade. Read their story here…

holding on project

Holding On – supporting older people

Towards the end of 2020 we received the fantastic news that our bid for lottery funding for our ‘Holding On’ project initiative had been successful.
The project will support isolated older people, providing connection and creativity in their homes during the challenging months ahead.

acta theatre

Covid Update

Our updated response to the pandemic, January 21 – acta staff team continue to prepare for opportunities ahead – the acta centre is getting an early Spring clean this year, and projects continue remotely; we are finding new ways to make community theatre and support participants, but the acta centre will remain closed for now.

Malcolm X Elders Doorsteps

Malcolm X Elders: Our Films for Bristol Schools

This Autumn, Rosalie Pordes and Maryam Rutter have been visiting the Malcolm X Elders Theatre Company on their doorsteps, asking them questions collected from Bristol schoolchildren…
Watch the film and read more about this project.
Also, news of other recently-released acta films.

Clippies Documentary

Clippies Documentary

Join us online on 27 November, to watch this highly anticipated documentary exploring the story of the Clippies and the Bristol Tramway Riots of 1920, through the eyes of acta’s community performers.

cpd course

Community Theatre course returns

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.

A Callout for Unsung Heroes

Who is your unsung hero? Someone who walks among us, who has made a difference – from our history, from our family, from across the globe or across the street.
What does make someone a real hero to me?
Box office now open for an evening of live performances on Thursday 17 September.