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“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 with dementia.
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, culture and creativity.

Latest News

C.I.A. Company of Indoor Artists
supporting children's creativity during lockdown

Shaftesbury Fringe
Best Children's Show 2016

Alf The Highwayman

Fantastic for Families
Best Family Venue Award 2019

for Creative Workspace

Swindon Fringe Festival
Best Children's Show 2017

Alf The Highwayman

Introducing Agent Dali (not his real name), who's on a Recruitment Drive for the C.I.A. (Company of Indoor Artists).


We're working in partnership with local primary schools in Withywood to support children aged 8-12 who are in receipt of free school meals to enjoy being creative at home.

Funded by Quartet Community Foundation and Arts Council England, the C.I.A. currently runs until July 2020. We have designed a range of creative missions including visual art, music and creative writing which children can complete at home. The C.I.A. also features online workshops by artists including puppetry specialist Tomasin Cuthbert Menes of Soap Soup Theatre, poet Malaika Kegode and musician Jack Drewry. 

More about the C.I.A. here.

Expanded Performance: Bristol +Bath Creative R&D
research project exploring technology and performance for young people

We are one of the six industry partners selected by Bristol + Bath Creative R&D to run a research project on the theme of Expanded Performance.

We are interested in whether the use of technology in performing arts opportunities means young people from less privileged backgrounds are more likely to engage. We are currently researching projects from all over the UK that have used technology to help young people engage with performing arts.

If you have run a project that combined technology with performing arts for young people from areas that are in the top 20% of multiple deprivation, we would love to hear about this. We are currently looking for case studies of best practice to include our final report. You can complete our survey or email us for more information.

Patch of Blue
a new song made for Pound Arts Blue Sky and Beyond Festival, June 2020

Our contribution to Pound Arts Centre "Blue Sky and Beyond Festival".  

"Patch of Blue" was written & recorded by our Artistic Director Gill. It's about the sky immediately above her garden in south Bristol.


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If you enjoy the song and are able to make a donation to support our creative work in the community, you can here.  Thank you. 

Bristol Life Awards
Winners 2017
Arts Category

Bristol Life Awards
Finalists 2018

Arts Category

Bristol Life Awards
Highly Commended 2019
Arts Category

"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

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