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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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. More about our next live missions.

Full intel here: Company of International Artists.

Beside the Sea

audio stories co-created with members of Alzheimer's Society Memory Cafes in Withywood & Weston
Supported by Bristol Older People's Forum and National Lottery Community Fund

We're dropping into online memory cafe sessions hosted by  Alzheimers' Society UK to co-create some seaside themed audio-stories with older people in Withywood and Weston.

Participants will be posted a set of 6 postcard-pictures created by Bristol artist Suzy Furse and take inspiration from these pictures to create a brand new audio story, written and performed by older people and their carers.

We start making these audio stories in February 2021. It's the second part of a larger project that saw us create 9 sensory story kits last year for care home residents living with advanced dementia in Hartcliffe, Weston and Dorset.

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

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.

Free early years immersive play session at Bishopsworth Library, 2019

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: