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We currently have lots of opportunities to join drama groups and to volunteer! Take a look at all the groups below, from adult daytime theatre to youth theatres, in Bedminster, Lockleaze and Hartcliffe. Keep scrolling down to see all the volunteer opportunities.

What can I join now?

New Daytime Adult Theatre – Tuesdays 10am-11.30am

Perhaps you’re new to Bristol, or used to do some acting or drama many years ago, and want to get back into it? We are holding some free taster sessions, where you can meet new people, have a go at some drama games and see what acta is about. There’s no pressure to join or perform, but there’s also opportunity to continue with us.

We are looking for people to get involved – the first taster session is on Tuesday 14th September from 10-11.30am, and the group will meet weekly afterwards. To book a place or for more information please contact Clare at clare@acta-bristol.com or call 07946 415167.

Performing Harts is back!

This youth theatre for children in Hartcliffe and Withywood is starting back on 16th August, and will meet every Monday from 4 -5.30pm at The CORE in Hartcliffe. Take a look at the info flyer here for more and how to book. Also check out their Facebook page: Performing Harts.

Phoenix Theatre for ages 16-25

Are you, or is someone you know aged 16-25? Our Phoenix group is open access to all. No audition, no charge. We meet weekly on Thursdays, from 6.30-8.30pm, starting back from September.

The group meet here at acta, Bedminster, BS3 3AY. Want to find out more? Check out the flyer here. Get in touch with Katie at katied@acta-bristol.com or call 07794 254824.

Making Time 2 – Tuesday Lunchtimes from 21st September

Come and join us to have fun and make new friends, as a participant, peer-mentor or volunteer! Free hot lunch and creative activity for over 55’s. Making Time 2 resumes every Tuesday at 12-2.30pm from 21st September at acta, Gladstone, Bedminster, BS33AY. Get in touch with Katie at katied@acta-bristol.com or call 0117 9532448 for find out more or book a place. Click here or on the photo below to see the info flyer.

Lockleaze Kids and Lockleaze Youth Theatre

Whether your child is aged 6 or 16, we have space available to join our youth theatres! See our young people page for details on times and dates. If you’re interested in being part of our Lockleaze Youth Theatre please contact Rosalie (rosalie@acta-bristol.com).

Why get involved?

Everyone is welcome to join acta, and we deliver a range of groups to suit all. Please come along to the group that most interests you, and let us know that you will be taking part by completing the form at the bottom of each page.

We never audition, and no previous experience is necessary.

All acta groups are free of charge.

To find out more, and to register for a group, first choose the area that works best for you:

  1. Young people
  2. Adults
  3. Schools


Or if it is a volunteer opportunity that interests you, we are currently looking for volunteers to express interest in any of the following roles:

  • Chefs for Making Time 2
  • Front of House for evening theatre shows
  • Festival & event teams
  • Technical assistants
  • Participant befriending scheme

To inquire about any volunteer opportunity, email clare@acta-bristol.com or call 0117 953 2448 or 07946 415167.