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.
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.
acta has made a successful bid to the EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Fund for Grey Matters, a two year project which will focus on making community theatre with older people. acta will work with our Malcolm X Elders Theatre Co to create the Ticky Picky Boom Boom show, which has been invited to perform at the ICAF Festival in Rotterdam next March
Arts Council Grants for the Arts have announced their support for Gas Girls, acta’s project to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI; to research, develop, create and perform a touring community theatre show, to tell the story of the women who worked at the mustard gas factory in Avonmouth, North Bristol.
We are delighted to announce that the Get Together Festival on 8 – 13 July will host a new show from the Dutch community theatre company, Rotterdams Wijktheater. Performing at the acta centre on Thursday evening, and a special performance in Somali on Friday morning in Redcliffe.
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.
An original new family show for the festive season, from the touring community theatre company who brought you Mother Iceheart.
Monday 29 October, 7.30pm
Malcolm X Community Centre
A one-off performance for Black History month; the Malcolm X Elders’ Theatre Company tell their own stories of moving from the Caribbean in the 1960s to make a new home in Bristol.
Following a successful tour to primary schools in Lawrence Weston last November, Ace Invaders return for a second tour of Down on the Farm to Bristol primary schools, on 4 & 5 July. Young people from North Bristol aged between