We make theatre for families
and for people living in care homes.

Photo: Steve Gregson

We work with south-west creatives 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.

Photo: Sophie Howard

“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

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We are so proud to be Bristol Life Awards 2021 Finalists in the Arts category!

We have worked our socks off to reshape and go again, doing our level best to keep art happening for the communities of Withywood, Hartcliffe and beyond.

We share this recognition with the partners who supported us to deliver creativity to people who need it most during the past year.

Read the supporting document that got us this far.

Join The Company of International Artists
a brand new through-the-post subscription service
with occasional online live creative missions 

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 post out missions at the start of every month.

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

Occasionally, Agents Kahlo and Dali break cover and run live online creative missions.
Read more about our next live mission.

Full intel here: Company of International Artists.

free episodes released every Tuesday & Friday

at 2pm throughout April 2021

an applied theatre project with theatre students from Bristol University.

We read children's stories, then invite your child to send us ideas for a new story.

We will share this new story on 14th May 2021 in support of Pyjamarama Day by Booktrust.

Watch the Story Spinners episodes!

The Story Spinners are published on Facebook, Instagram and here with kind permission from the publishers,  authors and illustrators involved. Use these links to enjoy stories and help us make a new story!

a sensory story supporting people living with dementia to connect with nature

Following the success of our first sensory story which helped people living with dementia and their carers in care homes across Bristol, Weston and Dorset to enjoy a imaginary trip to the beach, we're delighted to be making a second sensory story in March 2021.

We're working again with Bristol artist Suzy Furse who will make images that capture the natural delights of a British Spring. Suzy also made the images for the sensory story "Beside the Sea".

We'll also be making immersive soundtracks and gathering sensory items. These SpringTime sensory story kits will be loaned to two care homes in Weston for 3 months, then collected and shared with other care homes in the area so the work reaches as many people as possible.

This work has been supported by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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

Brave Bold Drama is currently supported by: