Performing in a Pandemic

Hear from performers of Clippies, what it was really like being back on stage as lockdowns lifted in 2021. How did it feel being back? What was the energy like? And were there any positives that came from it?

Footsteps in the Snow

Footsteps in the Snow

10 -16 December
A festive treat for all the family! Set in a snowy, magical world, forest guardians go on a journey to rescue a child trapped in a snow globe. Meeting many wonderful characters on the way, they bravely follow the footsteps in the snow.
Minimum age is 5 years.

acta Company

The acta Company

A group for acta participants who have been in acta shows before and want to continue to develop their theatre skills and love of performance.

Previous productions include Clippies, Circus of Marvels, Ladies Mile, Gas Girls and many more…


Clippies Documentary

Watch on demand this documentary exploring the story of the Clippies and the Bristol Tramway Riots of 1920, through the eyes of acta’s community performers.
Clippies was performed 13-17 July 2021, as well as a premiere back in November 2019.

Creation in Isolation

Creation in Isolation

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have turned to alternative methods to keep our work going, even when the doors to the acta centre were closed.

Check out what we got up to… through Spring/Summer 2020.

Introducing Clippies

acta Company announce Clippies, a new centenary show about the Tramways riots of 1920 – a forgotten and scandalous chapter of Bristol history.
Previews 18 & 19 November, before a longer run of performances in May.