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).

In the 2019/20 academic year  a similar group will take place on Tuesdays instead. Starting Tuesday 10 September, all are welcome to come along to try out this new group.

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

(New members always welcome.)

Lockleaze Stories

Following Gainsborough Girls (May 2018) and Fairytale TV Takeover (July 2019) a new group of local people are meeting up weekly in Lockleaze, with acta associates Jody Cook and Tracey Harvey, to create their next show, “Drowning in Debt” performing both at the acta theatre on 9th and 10th March and locally in Lockleaze in March on 21st March.

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

(New members always welcome.)


Our Stories programme offers drama workshops for adults in communities across Bristol to share stories and have fun together.

A new Stories programme is being developed for 2020 – 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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