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.

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.

Phoenix young adults

Young adults aged 16 – 25 yrs are invited to take part in the next Phoenix Theatre project, currently devising in weekly Thursday evening term-time workshops, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Create a new show to perform at the acta centre in December.

Arts & Communities go ahead

acta has just heard that our bid to Arts Council England and Department of Communities & Local Government (DCLG), to extend the Get Together programme in Redcliffe and beyond, has been granted. Look out for initial community theatre projects from parents at Hannah More Primary, and with mums at Autism Independence.

Young people in Lawrence Weston

Young people aged 14 – 19 yrs living in and around Lawrence Weston in North Bristol will be taking part in a new weekly youth theatre project starting September. Thanks to support from the J Paul Getty Jr charitable trust, we are delighted to announce that our youth theatre work will once again be returning to Lawrence Weston.

youth theatres

Our new programme of youth theatre groups for children and young people (starting September) is now available, including three new weekly groups at the acta centre, a new group for 14-19 yrs in Lawrence Weston, and our young carers youth theatre.

Tell them how it really is

youth arts award success

Congratulations to young people from acta’s Go North project who secured an amazing 26 youth arts awards at the end of their project in July, bringing the total number of awards achieved by Go North to 56. Special celebration of achievements on 1 November …

once upon a nerdbook

7pm, 10-11 July 2012
acta centre

A modern day tale of cyber-bullying, by Emergency Exit Youth Theatre, our local Bedminster youth theatre group.

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.