Gas Girls

April – June 2017
The untold story of the women who made mustard gas.

This exceptional WWI centenary show from Avonmouth, Bristol is back at actacentre before a regional tour.


Photos from the rehearsals of Sailor’s Tales, at Avonmouth Community Centre.

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.

High & Dry

Wednesday September 21 & Friday September 23 – Tickets £2
Torrential rain lashes the Somerset levels, and as the flood waters rise, stranded travellers and resentful residents seek refuge in a deserted pub. In the chaos and confusion, life stories collide, new friendships are made and past tragedies are played out. What emotional flotsam and jetsam will be left when the waters subside?
A new devised play by The Thursdays.
(Child age recommendation 10yrs+)

Wishing for Winter

Wishing For Winter

10 to 17 December. 7pm (12 Dec, 3pm matinee)
Tickets £3. (Concessions and families Buy One Get One Free)

Winter has gone missing! Spring, Summer and Autumn are on a mission to find him before it is too late, with a little help from some unusual characters they meet along the way.

Take a seat next to Sophie and listen closely as Gran tells us this year’s Christmas tale of magical make-believe… or is it a true story?

Suitable for all ages.

The Falling Planets

Wednesday July 27 2016
Young carers from across the region meet at acta for just 3 days in their school hols, to devise and rehearse their own original show. Come along to see the results of all their hard work…

Three Green Bottles

Thursday October 6 & Friday October 7
Tickets £2
In the dark streets of the criminal world of 1950s England, three rival gangs fight to be at the top, with no thought for who gets hurt on the way. But the top is a fragile and dangerous place to be; surely one is going to fall .
A new show from acta’s young adults’ company, Phoenix.
Not suitable for children.

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