An original inter-generational show of stories performed by local older people and children. The Magic Box of Stories brings together our Recycled Teenagers group, from Monica Wills residential home on West Street in Bedminster
The funfair is in town and the boy and his faithful slim dog just HAVE to explore it... but not everything goes as planned. Join us on this adventure told by an intergenerational cast including children from Compass Point and residents from St Catherine's Court.
Redcliffe Youth Theatre, Trip of a Lifetime. A luxury cruise in the sun; everybody's dream; as long as it's not wrecked by the other passengers. Living alongside very different people can be a nightmare, but how will the overcome their differences when danger forces them together?
Rotterdams Wijktheater, Sahra. A solo performance by mother of three Sahra, and her search for the best way to combine two cultures in which to nurture her children. NB Sahra is also performing as part of a local workshop in Redcliffe on Friday 12 July.
Premiere of this new original community theatre show, devised by a cast of three local women, who have been working with acta’s Artistic Director, Neil Beddow, in weekly sessions over the last four months. This show has been created as part of our community theatre programme, which offers reflective shows, based on participants’ own experiences.
The latest show from the Malcolm X Elders' Theatre Co previews at the acta centre, before touring to Bristol primary schools. Based on Caribbean folk tales, the elders have created a show to offer children an alternative seasonal theatre experience this year.
Grant, Aiden, Danielle and Merryn have been working to complete their Gold level youth arts awards, which include producing their very own artistic creations. Come along to this showcase evening to enjoy the results of all their hard work, original new theatre shows and film.
Young adults from acta's Phoenix Theatre present remarkable and poignant stories from the Great War; bringing to life the stories of the many buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery, those who died in the war and those who survived.
The Arnos Vale research group have uncovered fascinating characters, all with a story to tell; whether moving, comic, or heroic, all are people who have been lost, but not forgotten.
Come along to see a play created in just one week of the summer holidays - young carers from across the region working with acta theatre-makers at the acta centre. Performance starts at 6pm. Tickets are free, but please book a place here.
Autism Independence and acta Community Theatre present a revealing new play, created and performed by Somali women with autistic children who live in Bristol. Yusuf Can’t Talk tells the journey from first suspicions that your child is not developing like other children, to finding others in a similar situation and the support that sharing brings. The women hope that by sharing their story, others can feel encouraged, and everyone will gain an understanding of living with an autistic child.
acta follows its Christmas tradition of presenting newly created and original shows with this magical, hilarious and haunting tale. A lonely old lady finds herself lost in the land of Finders, Keepers, sock fanatics, evil henchmen and a wicked villain bent on destruction. Can she escape from a dreadful fate in the Land of Never Come Back?
Join us for this 7.00pm performance of the best value Christmas show in Bristol!
Children and young people people from across the City are coming together for a fun-packed week of drama, to create a show in just four days with theatre-makers at the acta centre. The children and young people will create a story based entirely on their own ideas. All we know so far is that the story will start off in a park ... where will their imaginations take us?! All welcome to come along to their original performance, for one night only.
Working in partnership with the EarlyBird SLT ASD team, as part of acta's programme for young carers.
Based on personal stories, members of the Citizens Theatre Community Collective, from Glasgow, present a witty, candid and provocative performance that examines the labels that society gives us. Snake Skin strives to release us from these negative labels and celebrate the prospect of moving on and positive change. 8:30pm performance.
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights
The Theatre Bar will be open for refreshments and Ice Creams.
Bedminster Kids' Theatres present their annual productions. What would you do if you found a stone that could turn back time? When the king of a mystical land dies, three gangs race to get the throne, but are any of them worthy of it?”
There’s been a murder at a small village train station, but who is to blame? Who can solve the mystery and who ate all the custard creams? Find out in Southmead Kids’ whodunnit production. An original show created and produced by local children at the Greenway Centre.