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.

2016 seminars

Two new free Friday afternoon seminars coming up in 2016: on 29 January, “Whose theatre is it anyway?” and on 18 March, “Getting in on the act,” Also looking forward to an actacentre festival of community theatre on 13-16 June 2016.

Welcome to 2016

All project workshops start back week beginning Monday 4 January 2016: at actacentre, in Southmead (Mondays), Avonmouth (Tuesdays) and Easton (Fridays).
The actacentre theatre bar will open again from Monday 11 January, 10 – 5, with a menu to include lunches and home-made cakes.