acta has managed to engage some of our children who would not usually take part in extra curricular activities and their way of working has had a really positive effect on some of our pupils.  We have been able to see the extra confidence and assertiveness that a couple of the children in particular, have developed… Her class teacher has noticed her improved speaking and listening in year 6; her have a go attitude and confidence in her self, leaves us at the school confident that she will cope better with transition into secondary school directly because of her experience over the years at acta.”

James Barlow, Learning Mentor, Avonmouth Primary School

“The children at Avonmouth School who attend Go North, learn skills that directly lead to improved confidence and speaking and listening skills.  This in turn leads to improved learning outcomes in class.  We are lucky to have acta delivering these important opportunities in our community.”

Vicky Dupras, Head Teacher, Avonmouth Primary School.

We are always keen to hear from Bristol schools interested in working with us. Schools are amongst our most valuable partners, and we work together whenever possible, to encourage children & young people to take part in acta workshops, to create their own original shows and to enjoy touring community theatre.

Our current programme is working in partnership with the following:

  • South Street Primary & Compass Point Children Centre
  • Redcliffe Children Centre
  • Hannah More Primary
  • St Nicholas of Tolentine Primary
  • Stoke Park Primary, Lockleaze
  • St Pauls Children Centre

Youth Theatres

We rely on schools across the City to refer young people to acta youth theatres. In particular, our young carers’ youth theatre is looking for new young people to join the Thursday evening workshops and holiday activities (transport provided).

More acta youth theatres will be starting September for vulnerable young people 10 – 18 yrs, and we will be looking for referrals from schools across Bristol.