holding on project

Holding On and Exhibition of Hope

A project that supports and connects isolated older people with school children, providing connection and creativity in their homes.
Culminating in the Exhibition of Hope on 21 + 22 May.

acta theatre

Covid Update

Our updated response to the pandemic, Spring 2021 – We are continuously reviewing our programme ahead of a gradual and safe re-opening. Many projects are continuing remotely, but in person youth theatres have returned and other workshops will resume throughout May. We continue to proceed cautiously, but there is some considerable excitement as we plan to offer live theatre again this summer!

Participants Tony and Liz

A celebration of acta participants

This year, 2021, we want to celebrate our amazing participants, as they celebrate milestones and achievements of their own, and remembering their experiences with acta. Read our latest interview with Kirsty Ireland – plus others from Betty, Liz & Tony.

Clippies

Clippies Documentary

Watch on demand 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. Premiered November 2020.

Silent Heroines Disco

Silent Heroines Disco

acta associate, Jody Cook, recently secured Arts Council England investment to deliver her “Silent Heroines Disco” project in Lockleaze this year.
An immersive theatre piece delving into the untold stories of the all-female cast, through an exciting, alternative audio performance.

Seminar – Brave New World

Wednesday 17 March, 2pm-4pm

Join us for an online, interactive seminar with special guests, as we discuss how community theatre has responded and adapted over the last year and consider future opportunities for our work.

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.

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.