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Status: ◉ WANG |  Content report

Current Productions

acta Guests: BBC Upload Showcase

16th April 2024

BBC Upload is the home of new comedy, poetry and spoken word on the BBC! They’re bringing together some of the best emerging poets they’ve featured on air as part of a very special BBC Upload showcase at Lyra Festival. Plus a first half open mic led by Bristol Tonic. Want to get your poetry …

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On My Doorstep by Cornerstone Theatre Group

21st May 2024 to 23rd May 2024

The neighbourhood is changing and the residents are beginning to feel unease. Tensions rise, curtains twitch, and crime feels inescapable. Each resident’s background has an impact on their own view of things: one tries to approach with compassion, one gives the benefit of the doubt, whilst another chooses to fight back. How can one street …

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Checkmate by Griffin Theatre

17th June 2024 to 19th June 2024

Head back with us to 1923, to a town rattled by a string of disappearances, all leads have gone cold and the police are at a stalemate. Every room is booked up at The Farmbrook Inn for the county chess tournament, but by the morning there will be a new vacancy. Everyone is a suspect. …

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Previous Productions

acta Guests: Nail House by Lab Rats Theatre

11th April 2024 to 13th April 2024

Under the shadows of the cranes and ever-rising breeze blocks, sits an emporium of the old, unwanted and discarded. But within beats the heart of an endangered community. This is Connie’s place and she’ll fight tooth and nail to preserve what she has collected. But change, they say, is inevitable… After taking part in acting …

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Lockleaze Youth Theatre Showcase

4th April 2024

Matinee 2pmEvening performance 6pm Two groups from Lockleaze Youth Theatre will each present a performance on this special double bill evening – one group has looked to the future for their inspiration, the other revisits the past. School years 7-9 imagine a future Bristol plagued by climate change and plunged under the depths of a …

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Toilet Story by Forge

9th March 2024

Our Forge theatre makers present ‘Toilet Story: a conversation behind closed doors’. A drop-in artistic installation will be open from 6pm with last entry at 8.30pm, with performances taking place throughout the evening. If you’d like to watch a performance, please ensure you book ahead. Step past the gendered icons to enter into the public …

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Trapped by Young Carers

15th February 2024

acta’s Young Carers Youth Theatre has been meeting online for a few months to lay the foundations for this show. In the three days prior to the show, they will devise it and rehearse it ready to present to an audience. In Trapped we meet two people who are intent on overhauling the education system. …

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The Wish by acta Company

9th December 2023 to 14th December 2023

The Wish is now sold out! Sorry if you missed out on tickets. You are welcome to come to the Theatre on the days of performances in case we have no-shows but we are unable to offer any guaranteed spots. Find yourself in an enchanted realm of wonder this Christmas with The Wish – a …

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It’s a Scorcher!

9th November 2023 to 10th November 2023

Behind each door at Cheapsands Hotel lies a different story to discover. Join Phoenix Theatre as they take a holiday to the golden sands of Benidorm. In this fast-paced comedy, sparks fly as we meet a cast of characters and bold personalities who find their holidays colliding. Will they get the relaxing vacation they’re looking …

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Platforma: CROWN/تاج by Company Scheherazade

28th October 2023

The Platforma festival is produced by Counterpoints Arts every two years in a different part of England, in partnership with a range of organisations, artists and venues across many different art forms. This year, Platforma takes place in the South West and we are delighted to host some events.  There is power in self-discovery… CROWN//تاج is …

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Platforma: MOHAND & PETER

21st October 2023

PSYCHEdelight Theatre presents a wonderful work of storytelling and physical theatre. With humour and visual poetry, Mohand and Peter will take you on a road trip through Sudan jumping from one character to another, including Omar Al Bashir, Mohand’s 450 cousins, and a lazy camel. Mohand and Peter bounce on one of the toughest international news stories of …

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Welcome To The Hippodrome

28th September 2023 to 30th September 2023

Step back in time and discover the long-lost Bedminster Hippodrome, a treasured local music hall. Immerse yourself in the rambunctious and vibrant world of this historical venue and witness the heart-warming stories of the people who frequented it. After a long day of hard work in the tobacco and paper bag factories, they gathered at …

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Bedminster Well-Being Day

3rd September 2023

On Sunday 3rd September, acta Centre will open up for Bedminster Well-being Day, a volunteer-led day to focus on a wide range of well-being activities. From 11am to 6pm, pop by where our Creative Wellbeing Cafe will be open all day serving vegetarian and vegan food, hot and cold drinks, and ice creams. The food …

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