Brave Bold Drama is a community interest company (not-for-profit) registered with Companies House. Company Number: 10708381

award-winning theatre   

Brave Bold Drama is currently supported by:

“Brave Bold Drama connects with its audience and has great outreach.
Doing something positive . . . a very impressive organisation.”

Bristol Life Awards 2017 Judges

"Brave Bold Drama are a really great little theatre company."

Weston Super Mum

We make theatre for families and for people living in care homes.
We work with creatives of all kinds to provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy their own creativity.
We work to dismantle barriers that can prevent people from accessing the arts and exploring new cultures.

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Join The Company of International Artists
a brand new through-the-post subscription service 

Free early years immersive play session at Bishopsworth Library, 2019

Creative? Keen on code-cracking? Capable of being clandestine? A child aged roughly 6-12 years?

If you know a child fitting that description, consider signing them up to the Company of International Artists!

This is a brand new through-the-post subscription service. Receive printed creative missions, art postcards, ID badges and codes direct through your door so you can decipher the password each month and view short films about each mission from the agents. Then get creating with whatever you happen to have!

We begin posting out missions in January 2021.

Single month trial subscription available only until 31st January 2021.

Six and twelve month subscriptions also available, with sibling discounts.

Full information on the Company of International Artists website.

Gift Shop
support us by browsing our affordable gift range available on our online shop  

We used to run a community arts centre in Withywood, and sold small affordable gifts there, mostly made by local people.

We closed the venue permanently in March 2020 and put the items on sale on our online shop. 

There's things like decorate-your-own keyrings and photo-frames, handmade charm bookmarks, cards, as well as CDs of music from our show Alf the Highwayman and downloadable audio stories we made during the first lockdown.

Please take a look and support us if you can! Supporting us helps us provide free performances and workshops to people who need this, particularly in Hartcliffe & Withywood. Thank you.

Beside the Sea

a multi-sensory story for people living with dementia
commissioned by Activate (Dorset) as part of their Micro-Commissions Programme

We partnered with Dorset-based theatre company Frenetic Fox and Bristol artist Suzy Furse to create Beside the Sea this autumn. We designed and made a multi-sensory story about a day out on a British beach for people living with dementia and a carer or family member to enjoy together safely within a care home.

Beside the Sea sensory kits have been delivered to 9 care homes in Hartcliffe (south Bristol), Dorset and Weston-Super Mare. They include bespoke images by Suzy Furse, immersive soundscapes and original music by Gill Simmons, and sensory items like deckchair fabric, smell boxes and buckets of pebbles and shells.

Beside the Sea was funded by by Activate, National Lottery Communities Fund and Groundwork, and was supported by That Creative Thingy Wotsit, a Weston-based CIC who support creativity in care homes.

Suzy Furse's seaside images, commissioned for Beside the Sea, are available as a set of 6 postcards from our online shop for £5. Profits will support further creative projects in care homes. 

Shaftesbury Fringe
Best Children's Show 2016

Alf The Highwayman

Swindon Fringe Festival
Best Children's Show 2017

Alf The Highwayman

Bristol Life Awards
Winners 2017
Arts Category

Bristol Life Awards
Finalists 2018

Arts Category

Bristol Life Awards
Highly Commended 2019
Arts Category

Fantastic for Families
Best Family Venue Award 2019

for Creative Workspace

"Voscurs" Finalists
Fit for Future category

Bristol's Social Impact Awards 2019

Bristol Hoop Awards
2020 Finalists

Best Creative Fun

Bristol Hoop Awards
2019 Finalists

Best Family Entertainment

Bristol Hoop Awards
2018 Finalists

Best Family Entertainment