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.

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.