Turn Up

Turn Up

An exciting new project working with Muslim women and girls in St Pauls, using audio technology to record their own podcast, reflecting on issues relevant to them.

Hard Evidence

In partnership with the Biomedical Research Centre, this project ‘Hard Evidence’ aims to highlight how mindfulness for trauma can support women who are survivors of domestic violence.

Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Theatre

New participants wanted!
Phoenix is acta’s open access theatre company for young adults aged 16 – 25 years.
Shows: The Dream Queen (2013);
Lost, Not Forgotten, at Arnos Vale Cemetery (2014);
Wishing for Winter (2015); Three Green Bottles (2016); A Bit of Imagination (2017);
The Underworld (2018); Tree of Life (2019).


Refugee arts with participants and practitioners open to integration.
A two year partnership, Autumn 2019 – 2021, bringing together refugees and migrants with host communities, making and sharing theatre across Europe, supported by EU Creative Europe.

Older people theatre

Making Time

New participants and volunteers wanted!
For isolated or lonely people, and supported by a local volunteer team, a participatory arts session for people to come together to share stories and be creative, also with a hot meal and minibus transport.
Making Time delivers a range of intergenerational project initiatives.

acta Company

The acta Company

A group for acta participants who have been in acta shows before and want to continue to develop their theatre skills and love of performance.

Previous productions include Clippies, Circus of Marvels, Ladies Mile, Gas Girls and many more…

Lockleaze Youth Theatre

Lockleaze Youth Theatre

New participants wanted!
Lockleaze Youth Theatre is a weekly theatre group, based in North Bristol. In 2020, they moved workshops online and worked towards creating films as well as outdoor performances.


A three year programme (2020 – 22) supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, offers new opportunities for acta associates to deliver projects to engage a diverse mix of new participants in making their own original theatre.
Plus a new foundation post, outreach programme, facilitator training course, seminars and another acta festival in 2022.

Lockleaze Youth

Lockleaze Kids Theatre

New spaces available!
Theatre for children aged 5-9 in Lockleaze, North Bristol, delivered by acta associate Jody Cook and acta Projects Director, Rosalie Pordes.
Funded by BBC Children in Need.

Young Carers Youth Theatre

young carers

Youth theatre has always been at the heart of our work, and over the last two decades, we have developed a commitment to providing a youth theatre for young carers across the City, as well as additional intensive holiday-time projects.