More & Better


We have received support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to extend our Foundation workplace learning initiative, to offer new participatory activities in communities across Bristol and to further diversify the workforce.

Starting in September, acta will offer part-time mentored posts for new people to work in community theatre. The initiative will support people from diverse backgrounds, who would not normally have an opportunity to develop a career in theatre, with a pathway into working as a drama worker and acta facilitator. The programme offers a variety of different freelance contracts to deliver participatory workshops and shows with experienced core team facilitators, and to take part in weekly learning and review.

We are keen to hear from new people across Bristol interested in learning more about working as a drama worker. Do you know someone interested in helping to deliver fun drama workshops and engaging people in creating their own original theatre, who has the skills to make an excellent facilitator and is available for a part-time workplace learning post over the year ahead? Please get in touch.

In addition to these new workplace learning posts, acta will further share learning and promote sector cohesion through a new series of free seminars (Friday afternoons) and drama worker training workshops (Wednesday afternoons) from Autumn 16.