Youth theatre has always been at the heart of our work, and over the last decade, we have developed a commitment to providing a youth theatre for young carers across the City, as well as additional intensive projects as often as possible. Currently funded by BBC Children In Need.
High quality and affordable theatre touring to local neighbourhoods, including family shows, schools tours and issue-based work. These projects are as much concerned with audience development, as they are with participation; creating new and relevant theatre.
Grey Matters is a two year project that began September 13, making community theatre with older people across six European companies, and sharing work through touring each show to perform in another country. The Malcolm X Elders’ Theatre Company toured their show, Ticky Picky Boom Boom to the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam in March 2014.
“Edie’s favourite day of the week! Nearly every night she asks me if it’s Open Circle tomorrow.” “Leo liked the play dough because he could stick all different things into it, and also because his dad joined in.” A four year programme for families in North & South Bristol, providing fun creative learning activities for families, that can be replicated in the home.
“My favourite show was ‘A Dangerous Engagement’ and there was a singer, Scarlet, who was supposed to get married and Katrina, a spy, who poisons her ring to kill half the world.”
Go North enabled over 150 young people in Kingsweston, North Bristol, to work with acta to create their own original theatre shows, and more…