young people


  • fun drama games & activities
  • make your own original theatre show
  • no auditions
  • free workshops
  • develop a range of new skills

To take part in an acta group, please book a place by completing an enquiry form, or calling the acta office.

Young carers

Young carers aged 11-18 yrs, living in South, Central & East Bristol are welcome to join our young carers‘ youth theatre, which meets weekly in term-time at the acta centre on:

Thursdays, 5.00 – 6.30pm

The group gives young carers the opportunity to devise and perform original theatre, in a safe and exciting environment with other young people in similar situations.

Transport is provided for any young carers who would not otherwise be able to get to the acta centre.

For young carers in other areas of Bristol and beyond, there are opportunities to participate in intensive school holidays projects; once again, free transport is provided.

Next project, 13 -15 February at actacentre, a “play in 3 days” challenge.


Local youth theatres

Updated details for Autumn 16 & Spring 17:-

Weekly youth theatres for children & young people meet at the actacentre in term-time. Groups are targeted at vulnerable children & young people who do not engage in drama activities outside of school, and would not otherwise have an opportunity to take part.

Thursdays, 3.45 – 4.45pm – Kids’ Theatre (years 3 & 4)

Tuesdays, 3.45 – 5.00pm – Kids’ Theatre (years 5 & 6)

Mondays, 5.00 – 6.30pm – Youth Theatre (years 7 – 11)


Phoenix Theatre

A youth theatre for young adults aged 16 – 25 years from across the City, at the actacentre on:

Thursdays, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Phoenix Theatre have previously produced The Dream Queen (December 13); Lost, Not Forgotten at Arnos Vale Cemetery (July 14); Wishing for Winter (December 15); Three Green Bottles (October 16).

In 2017, the group will be creating a festive family show to perform in December.


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