young carers

Youth theatre has always been at the heart of our work, and over the last decade, we have developed a commitment to providing a youth theatre for young carers across the City, as well as additional intensive projects as often as possible. Currently funded by BBC Children In Need.

Touring community theatre

High quality and affordable theatre touring to local neighbourhoods, including family shows, schools tours and issue-based work. These projects are as much concerned with audience development, as they are with participation; creating new and relevant theatre.

Down with The Dicatator, Coast

Listen To Our Story

On 28 February, an invited audience at the acta centre enjoyed a workshop performance by a new community theatre group set up with Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR). Our partnership with BRR began at the Coast festival last year, when they organised a group visit to come to see the CAN show, Down With The Dictator.

Down with the Dictator

coast films

Two films now available to view online: a 20 minute documentary of acta’s international festival of community theatre on 26-29 March, and the Rotterdams Wijktheater secondment to acta in May…

Open Circle

open circle family learning

“Edie’s favourite day of the week! Nearly every night she asks me if it’s Open Circle tomorrow.” “Leo liked the play dough because he could stick all different things into it, and also because his dad joined in.” A four year programme for families in North & South Bristol, providing fun creative learning activities for families, that can be replicated in the home.

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…