To take part in an acta group, please book a place by completing an enquiry form, or calling the acta office. All acta workshops are offered free of charge.


Making Time

Friendly faces and the opportunity to get together over a cup of tea, have fun and share common interests. Making Time work on arts based projects, aimed at discovering the joy of making and trying new things. In 2018, the group produced Phoebe’s Adventure.

Tuesdays, 1.00 – 2.30pm, at the acta centre

Transport and a hot lunch (served at midday) are provided for lonely or isolated people interested in taking part in the Making Time workshops.

Daytime Theatre

In previous years, a community theatre group for adults met weekly (Thursdays) at the acta centre, and produced Land of Lost Things (2014), The Crossroads (2015), High & Dry (2016), Blood on the Coal (2017), Plastic Fantastic? (2018) and Tall Storeys (2019).

This group has now changed to meet on Tuesdays instead. The group is open access, which means that all are welcome to come along to try it out.

Tuesdays, 10.00am – 11.30am, at the acta centre

(New members always welcome.)


Rapport is a partnership project that brings together local people from different nationalities to make and share theatre across Europe.

Wednesdays, 10.00am – 12.00, at the acta centre

The group is working towards a performance to be created in collaboration with our partners: Teatr Grodzki, Poland (puppetry) Tantarantana, Catalonia /Spain (community arts & dance) Historieberattana, Sweden (digital arts & storytelling)

If you are interested in hearing more about the project and getting involved please contact Rosalie at

Lockleaze Stories

Following Gainsborough Girls (May 2018) and Fairytale TV Takeover (July 2019) a new group of local people met up weekly in Lockleaze, with acta associates Jody Cook and Tracey Harvey, to create their next show, “Drowning in Debt”  which performed at the acta theatre in March.

Thursdays, 10.00 – 11.30 at the Cameron Centre, Gainsborough Square.

(New members always welcome.)


We have developed our Stories programme (2016 – 19), that works with adults in communities across Bristol to share stories, make theatre and have fun together.

A new Cornerstone programme will begin post-lockdown in 2020/21 – more details to follow soon – contact us if you’re interested in being involved.

Bedminster community choir

The choir that began as part of our Get Together local programme in 2011-18, now continues independently of acta, meeting at the acta centre and supported by local neighbourhood group Way Out West.

Local people of all ages are always welcome to join them; meeting weekly in term-time, at the acta centre.

Visit the choir website.

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