Day Trippers

Inspired by the Campaign to End Loneliness, a new opportunity for a day trip out to the actacentre starts this Spring – weekly on Tuesdays, starting 21 March.

Theatre Bar

We are currently reviewing the actacentre Theatre Bar, which will be relaunched in the Spring. In the meantime, it will be open this term on Thursdays and Fridays, 10 – 3. We are also currently looking to recruit friendly people to work 1 – 3 days per week, 9.00 – 3.00pm.


The next free acta seminar will take place on Friday 21 April, 1.30 – 4.30pm at actacentre, and details of invited guests will be published here soon.

On Friday 16 June, join us for a seminar to discuss how we make more “working class theatre.”

CPD workshops

Open access, practical workshops (Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm) with the acta artistic team; regular sessions throughout the year; free to attend. These workshops are open to drama facilitators from across the sector who are interested in sharing and learning more about making community theatre.

Annual General Meeting

The acta Council of Management invite all staff, participants, audiences, partners and friends along to acta’s AGM, which will be held in the actacentre theatre on Wednesday 25 January at 7pm.

January 2017

Workshops start back again after the Christmas break on Monday 9 January. Other important dates coming up on Wednesdays…

Party invitation

acta participants, friends, volunteers and staff are invited to actacentre on Friday 9 December, for our Christmas Party, 7.00 – 10.00pm.
An evening of live music will kick off with the community choir, followed by the Ooh Betty Band.

Gas Girls in 2017

We are delighted that Arts Council England have announced a strategic touring grant for the Company to bring back Gas Girls, our WWI centenary show about the mustard gas factories in Avonmouth, Bristol.

Graeme Riley

It is with the deepest sadness that we have to report the passing of Graeme Riley, long-time supporter and friend of acta. Graeme was a member of the Council of Management, formerly Chair of the trustees.