Coronavirus Update

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Coronavirus Update – November 2020

We will continue to respond to the changing needs of our community – staff, participants, audiences and locality. The health and well-being of all remains our top priority, and we are complying with government guidance.

During July – October, staff returned to work at actacentre and the Company began to bring back more in person workshops and performance trails. However, the acta centre will close for the November lockdown period.

In the end, acta’s whole aim is to bring people together to make connections, make friends and make original theatre – we will continue to test new ways that we can achieve this safely to produce more community theatre – next show, Footsteps in the Snow, our festive family treat will go ahead in a new theatre format, despite the four week lockdown, and many acta workshops continue online, ensuring that we stay connected with our participants and groups.

For regular updates on projects and our gradual transition to reopening, and for links to all our new films as they are released, join the acta mailing list to receive the monthly newsletter and follow our news on social media channels (see below).

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and will update the website with new developments to our programme over the next few months.

Please get in touch in the meantime if you have any questions, or need to discuss anything further? We sincerely hope you all keep well and safe, and looking forward to seeing everyone again in due course.

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What is happening to postponed shows?

We postponed all performances when the Spring 20 lockdown began, and promised that all tickets purchased will be valid for rescheduled show dates. So far, the Lockleaze and Bedminster youth theatres managed to perform their shows to small physically distanced family audiences this Summer, and a new project to develop the Drowning in Debt show by Lockleaze Stories into a radio drama is underway. The Clippies show (previewed November 19) has been developed into a documentary film, and hope remains that it may still be possible for it to return as a live theatre show next May.