Performers from the site-specific theatre piece No Guts No Heart No Glory, about female muslim boxers, in boxing gear lying on the floor.

"The kind of ground-breaking company that takes theatre out of its comfort zones"

Joyce McMillan, Scotsman
A photogaph of Radical Acts, an interactive political theatre piece about the dramatic life changes made by women.

“Common Wealth will be changing the way we look at the world for years to come”

John McGrath, National Theatre Wales
A photograph of We're Still Here, a site-responsive, political promenade theatre piece about the Welsh Steel Industry.

"The kind of ground-breaking company that takes theatre out of its comfort zones"

Joyce McMillan, Scotsman
Pictured: Re: Dress rehearsal of "We'Re Still Here", a play created by Rachel Trezise, Common Wealth and the National Theatre Wales about steelworkers, which will be performed in Byass Works, a disused industrial unit, in Port Talbot, south Wales, UK.
A photograph of Our Glass House, an immersive theatre piece about domestic violence.

“The company who burst open our consciousness”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
A celebratory photograph of colourful brides from the Wedding Of The Year, a socially engaged piece where women married themselves.

Common Wealth

Common Wealth are based in Bradford and Cardiff and work around the world. We make site-specific theatre events that encompass electronic sound, new writing, visual design and verbatim. Our work is political and contemporary – based in the present day – the here and now. We make work that is relevant and addresses concerns of our times.

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What we're up to

Common Wealth are looking for EIGHT creative people aged 18-30 to join our new Performance Collective based in Bradford.

The Performance Collective will collaborate with us to make and perform in new productions for audiences in Bradford and beyond. You will train as facilitators and performance makers in Common Wealth’s methodology preparing you to lead workshops in schools, youth centres and more. This is a paid, creative, practical training opportunity.

Visit our Jobs page for all the info…

We are researching for a new show about the experience of Welsh language, identity and class. We No Longer Talk will connect two communities that are similar, apart from one is first language Welsh and the other isn’t. We are interested in how we get taught language, how indigenous languages are fought for, what new languages are emerging, and what the relationship and assumptions about class and Welsh language are. As part of this we’re hosting radical, artistic, history tours and are looking for people who might be interested in joining us on the journey. If you were interested in the project and fancied chatting more please get in touch with [email protected]

Us Here Now, the reimagining
This summer, we are working with local people and artist Helen Bur to bring another inspirational artwork to life on the wall opposite the doctor’s surgery in St Mellons, East Cardiff. We’re exploring what St Mellons means to people – what it feels like to live here, work here, grow up here – to ‘be here now’. Check back here for details on the exhibition dates.

Fast, Fast, Slow opens at the British Textile Biennial at the Blackburn Cotton Exchange in October 2023 exploring fast fashion, waste and the personal relationship to our clothes.