The Orator, Theatre West

We are delighted to welcome Bristol company Theatre West to the actacentre Studio, with a double-bill of new shows in September/October.

More & Better

We have received support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend our Foundation workplace learning initiative, to offer new participatory activities in communities across Bristol and to further diversify the workforce.

Europe Day

acta announces its commitment to making 23 June an annual celebration of community theatre across Europe, in recognition that we have more in common than that which divides us.


Listen here to speakers at our last seminar, Getting in on the Act, for a preview of conversations coming up at our 13 – 16 June festival – theatre from the heart.

Bizarre Bazaar

This year’s festive family show at actacentre will be produced by acta Company – working title announced.

Yusuf on tour

Yusuf Can’t Talk, an original show by Somali mothers with autistic children, tours this year. Click here to watch a series of short films in development for the presentation and one woman show.

Getting in on the act

Friday 18 March, 1.30 – 4.30pm: Join Kerrie Schaefer, Ruth Ben Tovim and Graham Jeffery to discuss the ‘cultural politics’ of community theatre; how is it ‘community-engaged’ or ‘participatory’ or ‘socially-engaged’ and how can we do more better?

Yusuf in Rotterdam

Films now available to view of the Yusuf Can’t Talk tour to Rotterdams Wijktheater Somali Dag.
The show opened doors and opened hearts for audience members.


Do you want to work for acta? Lots of opportunities coming up this year… we offer a range of pathways into working for acta and to learn more about working in the sector.