Axbridge Community Theatre

About Us

ACT is an amateur theatre group based in Axbridge, Somerset, which aims to provide opportunities for anyone interested in experiencing theatre, on-stage, backstage or as an audience. We aim to stage two productions a year, with a programme giving a variety of plays which have in recent years ranged from tragedy to comedy and farce, Shakespeare to Noel Coward, Arthur Miller to Alan Ayckbourn.

ACT was founded in 2000 on a wave of enthusiasm generated by that year’s production of Axbridge’s ten-yearly pageant. It began with a series of home-grown plays based, like the Pageant, on local history and events. Since then it has gained a reputation for a high standard of performance in a varied programme of established dramas.

Fancy taking part?   Putting on a play takes a lot of people, and ACT always welcomes new members, both to appear on the stage or carrying out the many backstage roles including costumes and props, lighting and sound, set construction and painting, make-up, publicity and sales, front of house, etc. Productions are developed over a seven to ten-week period, and rehearsals take place on Sundays.  Click here for more details on taking part.

Our Theatre

ACT's productions are presented in the Town Hall in Axbridge's medieval Square. We have devised ways to convert this multi-purpose hall into a small but intimate theatre space with an adaptable stage and audience layout. Depending on the needs of different productions the theatre can seat an audience of between 50 and 75. The seating is tiered towards the back so all seats have a good view of the stage.

Our online box office

Our online box office, accessed here, is open 24/7 for 6 weeks before each production. Tickets may be purchased using Visa, Mastercard or Maestro. There is no booking fee. Tickets are sent as an e-mail which you can print out or show us on your phone when you arrive. If you prefer tickets to be posted there is a charge of £2.00, or sent as an SMS message to your mobile there is a charge of 50p.

To book tickets click here

Please call 07764 232 980 to arrange wheelchair access.