Online card payments

The acta website has a new card payment system, both on the box office for shows and also for buying acta publications. We want to make sure that buying show tickets online is as quick, easy & secure as possible.

Local schools drama starts

This term is the beginning of our new arts & communities programme, which is starting with a series of drama workshops for children across three local primary schools: St Mary Redcliffe, St Nicholas of Tolentine and Victoria Park.

Gas Girls production photos

The acta Centre was packed to the rafters with an eager audience for the three special preview performances of Gas Girls, at the end of March, which were a huge success.
Photographs from the preview performances now available.

Arts & Communities go ahead

acta has just heard that our bid to Arts Council England and Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG), to extend the Get Together programme in Redcliffe and beyond, has been granted. Look out for initial community theatre projects from parents at Hannah More Primary, and with mums at Autism Independence.

With script, or without?

The first in a series of acta Foundation seminars, to bring together experienced practitioners, students, academics and people looking to develop a career in the sector, to share & learn.
Friday 25 April, 2014, 1.30 – 4.30pm at acta centre, Bristol
Devising community theatre – with script, or without?

Gas Girls

acta’s next touring community theatre show previews at the actacentre in March, before touring to Bristol neighbourhoods in June. This WWI centenary show tells a remarkable local story. Box office for all performances is now open, with tickets just £3.

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Stories from The Great War, a new site-specific theatre project in partnership with Arnos Vale, begins in the New Year, with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund.

acta centre extension

acta announces plans to extend the acta centre towards Palmerston Street, to make a multi-purpose space available for community events, and as a second rehearsal & performance space. It will also add a bar/lounge area to the foyer, improving the facilities for our theatre audiences, and create dressing room space & cast toilets in a new backstage area.

Young people in Lawrence Weston

Young people aged 14 – 19 yrs living in and around Lawrence Weston in North Bristol will be taking part in a new weekly youth theatre project starting September. Thanks to support from the J Paul Getty Jr charitable trust, we are delighted to announce that our youth theatre work will once again be returning to Lawrence Weston.

Grey Matters

acta has made a successful bid to the EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Fund for Grey Matters, a two year project which will focus on making community theatre with older people. acta will work with our Malcolm X Elders Theatre Co to create the Ticky Picky Boom Boom show, which has been invited to perform at the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam next March