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Listen now: Chocolate Biscuits

A group of Black Hijabi Muslim Girls from Bristol ages 11-17 who met over 8 weeks to talk about issues that matter to them. Grab your chocolate biscuits and listen to the girls put the world to rights. This podcast is part of acta Community Theatre: Turn Up; amplifying under-platformed voices.

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What If?

A double bill performance from two Lockleaze Youth Theatre groups. Two different future worlds are presented – What If?

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Join us this year

There are spaces in our weekly youth theatres for young people in both North and South Bristol – read on to see how you can get involved!

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Force of Nature

Join us for this riotous exploration of a planet on the brink, as this exuberant and energetic performance from Phoenix Theatre will leave you feeling invigorated and ready to take a stand.

Phoenix Youth Theatre

Phoenix Theatre

New participants wanted!
Phoenix is acta’s open access theatre company for young adults aged 16 – 25 years.
Shows: The Dream Queen (2013);
Lost, Not Forgotten, at Arnos Vale Cemetery (2014);
Wishing for Winter (2015); Three Green Bottles (2016); A Bit of Imagination (2017);
The Underworld (2018); Tree of Life (2019).

Lockleaze Youth

Lockleaze Kids Theatre

New spaces available!
Theatre for children aged 5-9 in Lockleaze, North Bristol, delivered by acta associate Jody Cook and acta Projects Director, Rosalie Pordes.
Funded by BBC Children in Need.

Young Carers Youth Theatre

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Youth theatre has always been at the heart of our work, and over the last two decades, we have developed a commitment to providing a youth theatre for young carers across the City, as well as additional intensive holiday-time projects.

Rules of Engagement

Kaat Zoontjens from Rotterdams Wijktheater will join us for the next acta foundation seminar, to discuss how we engage new people in creating original theatre. Also with a Bristol theatre panel on engaging young people across the City.