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.

Rules of Engagement

Kaat Zoontjens from Rotterdams Wijktheater will join us for the next acta foundation seminar, to discuss how we engage new people in creating original theatre. Also with a Bristol theatre panel on engaging young people across the City.

Stories trailer

One hundred local people of all ages come together to celebrate the entirely unexpected history of Redcliffe; towers, merchants and pirates, industry, cholera, sixties regeneration and isolation. Real Bristol voices perform real Bristol stories. Watch the trailer…

Valuing community theatre

The next free Foundation seminar will take place on Friday 13 February, 1.30 – 4.30pm, and will focus on evaluation of participatory arts. How do we measure the social, artistic, cultural and economic value of community theatre, and does this help us to advocate for public funding of the arts?

Annual General Meeting

All welcome to come along to our Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 4 March, 7.30pm at the acta centre.