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 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, 24 – 26 July at actacentre, a “play in 3 days” challenge.


Local youth theatres

Weekly youth theatres for children & young people will start again in September 17. 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.

New groups starting in Lockleaze and Bedminster for young people aged 10 – 18 yrs.


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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