Murder So Sweet

Saturday July 16 2.30pm
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.

Arts & Communities

A partnership with DCLG and ACE to showcase how quality intercultural and inter-generational participatory arts can achieve stronger and more integrated communities, by providing a shared focus – in Redcliffe and with migrant communities across Bristol.

We Face the Dawn, Kingswood Community Play 1993

This mammoth undertaking had its beginnings when people from Kingswood and Avon County Community Leisure saw ‘Our Batch’ in Radstock in 1989. acta was already working in Kingswood, having established the Kingswood Youth Theatre in 1986 to 93, creating eight original shows with young people from all over the area…

The Now

September 23 – October 01.
That was then, this is now.. welcome to TheNow
For our 30th birthday, and the opening of the newly extended actacentre, acta has brought together community performers from across the City to take a wry and light-hearted look at the world of 2015 and the last 30 years.

Watch the trailer HERE

Online card payments

The acta website has a new card payment system, both on the box office for shows and also for buying acta publications. We want to make sure that buying show tickets online is as quick, easy & secure as possible.

Gas Girls production photos

The acta Centre was packed to the rafters with an eager audience for the three special preview performances of Gas Girls, at the end of March, which were a huge success.
Photographs from the preview performances now available.

Gas Girls

acta’s next touring community theatre show previews at the actacentre in March, before touring to Bristol neighbourhoods in June. This WWI centenary show tells a remarkable local story. Box office for all performances is now open, with tickets just £3.

through the tree

Friday 20 February 6pm

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.

Grey Matters

Grey Matters is a two year project that began September 13, making community theatre with older people across six European companies, and sharing work through touring each show to perform in another country. The Malcolm X Elders’ Theatre Company toured their show, Ticky Picky Boom Boom to the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam in March 2014.