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.

Fun, free, festive

New for December in the actacentre theatre bar, a series of fun, free, festive arts activities and treats. The Studio has become a magical wintry space for parents and children to play and get cosy, in our wishing for winter installation; and the theatre bar is now selling hot and cold lunches – baked potatoes, pizza, rolls – as well as home-made mince pies.

Annual General Meeting

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 14 January in the actacentre Studio. The acta Council of Management are keen to meet people who may be interested in joining them.

the politics of community theatre

The next Foundation seminar will be on 13 November. Then and Now… When acta started in 1985, it was Thatcher’s Britain. Today, acta’s work is thriving under another Conservative government. How much of acta’s work has been a political response to the inequalities of our society, theatre and the arts? Is acta a political organisation?

theatre bar opens

The new actacentre theatre bar opens on Monday 21 September, and will be open Monday – Friday daily from 10am for teas, coffees, soft drinks and cakes (fresh from Margot May) and will also be licensed to serve drinks to our evening audiences for shows.

Happy 30th Birthday!

All acta participants and friends, past and present, are invited to acta’s 30th birthday celebration on Friday 2 October, 7 – 10pm at the new actacentre.

Theatre Bar Assistants

acta is looking to appoint a small team of Theatre Bar Assistants to service the new Theatre Bar for audience members, acta participants and other evening users of the acta centre, on an occasional basis.

Crowdfunding film

A range of our participants feature in this short film – please watch, follow, share and donate what you can to the campaign.