Older people theatre

Making Time

New participants and volunteers wanted!
For isolated or lonely people, and supported by a local volunteer team, a participatory arts session for people to come together to share stories and be creative, also with a hot meal and minibus transport.
Making Time delivers a range of intergenerational project initiatives.

Elders at St Nicholas of Tolentine

In Summer 2017, we worked with St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary on our Malcolm X Elders schools project. The Elders Theatre Company worked with the year 6 class to create a show inspired by their 2014 show, Ticky Picky Boom Boom.

Surgery artwork

Older members of Making Time, Monday mornings at acta centre, worked with local children from Compass Point to explore worlds, and create artwork for Gaywood House Surgery.

act your age

Join us on Tuesday 15 July, 1.30 – 4.30pm at the acta centre, for the next acta foundation seminar – a conversation about intergenerational community theatre, with Sering VZ from Belgium, who will present a film of their recent show, Viewmaster, as part of the discussion.

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.

Ticky Picky Boom Boom

Monday 29 September, 7:00pm Tickets £3
The final performance of the show that toured Bristol primary schools last year, and performed at the International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam earlier this year.

recycled teenagers

recycled teenagers

Generations come together, as the Recycled Teenagers lead acta’s development of new storytelling opportunities in Bedminster. If you have stories to share, live locally in Bedminster, and have a few hours spare each week, now is the time to get in touch. This latest intergenerational project follows a range of other artswork produced over the last few years…

The Magic Box of Stories

Wednesdays, 28 November & 5 December, 2.30pm
acta centre

An original intergenerational show of stories performed by local older people and children

The End

go north youth theatres

“My favourite show was ‘A Dangerous Engagement’ and there was a singer, Scarlet, who was supposed to get married and Katrina, a spy, who poisons her ring to kill half the world.”

Go North enabled over 150 young people in Kingsweston, North Bristol, to work with acta to create their own original theatre shows, and more…