young people

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

acta youth theatres are provided for young people who don’t normally get involved in drama & theatre for one or more of the following reasons:

  • They don’t think they’re good enough
  • They don’t feel that confident
  • Their parents can’t afford it
  • English isn’t their first language
  • They find it hard to make friends
  • They can’t access other groups easily
  • They don’t attend any other after school drama groups.

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 10-18 yrs, living in South, Central & East Bristol are welcome to join our young carers‘ youth theatre, which normally meets weekly in term-time (currently online only) at the acta centre on:

Thursdays, 5.00 – 6.30pm (online workshops take place from 5 – 6pm)

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.

(Also currently taking place online.)

Lockleaze

See the different term-time groups for children & young people in Lockleaze below:

Monday – The Hub

  • 3:30pm – 4:15pm – Years 1,2,3
  • 4:15pm – 5:45pm – Years 7,8,9

Tuesday – Cameron Centre

  • 4:15pm – 5:30pm –  Years 4,5,6
  • 5:30pm – 7pm –  Years 10,11,12,13

If you’re interested in being part of our Lockleaze Youth Theatre please contact Rosalie (rosalie@acta-bristol.com) for more information about the group and plans for the future.

We also have an exciting, free summer programmed for ages 5-13 at the Hub and Cameron Centre, full of drama, dance and visual arts! Take a look at the flyer here and get in touch with Sara for more info: sara@acta-bristol.com or call 07494 479343.

Performing Harts

A new youth theatre for local young people aged 8 – 13 yrs, meeting at THE CORE, Moxham Drive, Hartcliffe, BS13 0HP (Access through Hareclive E-Act Academy Car Park)

Mondays, 4.30 – 5.30pm 

To book please email sarahfowles88@hotmail.com or text 07494 479343. Take a look at the Facebook page here.

Phoenix Theatre

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

Thursdays, 6.30 – 8.30pm.

If you are aged 16-25, and would like to join a friendly group, get in touch! There are no auditions, no charge, simply come along on the 9th September, when we will return meeting together, and give it a go.

Take a look at the flyer here, and get in touch with Katie at katied@acta-bristol.com or call 07794 254824.

Phoenix Theatre have previously produced The Dream Queen (2013); Lost, Not Forgotten at Arnos Vale Cemetery (2014); Wishing for Winter (2015); Three Green Bottles (2016); A Bit of Imagination (2017); The Underworld (2018); Tree of Life (2019).

Turn Up

A new after school audio and podcast project for muslim girls in years 7-9.

When: Tuesdays 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Where: 94 Grosvenor Rd, St Paul’s, Bristol BS2 8XJ

To find out more email sara@acta-bristol.com or call 0117 953 2448. Read the information flyer here.

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