Coronavirus Update

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Coronavirus Update – September 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, with staff returning to work at actacentre and more workshops and performance trails being piloted over the coming months.

In the end, acta’s whole aim is to bring people together to make connections, make friends and make original theatre – through the Autumn, we will be testing new ways that we can achieve this safely, and produce community theatre again.

The actacentre is beginning to open up for small events and some first in person workshops, and we continue to deliver some workshops online too, ensuring that we stay connected with our participants and groups. The Home at acta arts trail this Summer kicked off our new style projects and learning about how to approach our work this Autumn, as the next phase of development following the Creation in Isolation lockdown projects.

For regular updates on projects and our gradual transition to reopening, 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 from the Spring?

We postponed all performances in March, 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 there are plans to develop the Drowning in Debt show by Lockleaze Stories into a radio drama. The Clippies show (previewed November 19) is going to be developed into a documentary film for a wider audience to enjoy, and hope remains that it may still be possible for it to return as a live theatre show next year.