29% Festival

Bradford is the youngest city in Europe. 29% of our population is under 20.  29% Festival is a free festival of live performance, music, dance, […]

Gaza Monologues

In December in solidarity with the people and our friends in Gaza and the West Bank we performed a rehearsed reading of Ashtar Theatre’s Gaza […]

Performance Collective

We are starting the year in Bradford by welcoming our new Performance Collective, made up of 9 local working class people aged 17-30 who will […]

Fast, Fast, Slow

Fast Fast Slow explores the complexity of our personal relationships with fashion, fast fashion, and waste. An international exploration into our relationship with clothes – we […]

Speakers Tea Party

Speakers Tea party!!!! Come join us on the 19th October to speak about issues that are important to you and what you feels like needs […]

Change The Word

We collaborated with the fantastic Good Chance Theatre to bring Change the Word to Bradford in autumn 2022! The project consisted of weekly sessions to […]

Youth Theatre Lab

11-18 year olds – 6:30-8pm every Friday Free weekly drama sessions for children and young people in Bradford. A space to make, play and create […]

I Am Perfect As Me

I Am Perfect As Me explores mental health, body image, body confidence, self acceptance and other issues young people face. Speakers Corner are working together […]

Speakers TV

Speakers TV is a series of four conversations; they explore systematic and institutionalised racism and how it affects people on a daily basis, how faith […]

Justice In Kashmir Is Justice Here

Speakers Corner have worked together to create a campaign to raise awareness and commemorate the 30th anniversary of the mass rape at Kunan Poshpora in […]

Doomsday Clock News by Haris Ahmed

Common Wealth commissioned the incredible performance poet Haris Ahmed  to create a poetic response to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part […]

Common Space

Common Wealth (Bradford) are based at Common Space, we took on the building as a project of transformation. An abandoned youth employment centre developed into a […]

Theatre-Maker & Financial Mentoring

Theatre-Maker & Financial Mentoring  Common Wealth offer theatre-maker & financial mentoring to support early career artists and theatre companies with their creative development and confidence […]

We’re Not Stupid

We’re Not Stupid was a campaign to accompany The Deal Versus the People in our collective movement to raise awareness against TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade […]

She Built An Estate

Maggie Chapman is a notorious Bradford activist from the Lower Grange Estate – famed for essentially campaigning to get the whole estate built – housing […]

Car Rally & National Media Museum

Peaceophobia – Sunday 2nd September 2018  – A car rally to protest against the rise of islamophobia across the world and more locally the racial […]

Marry yourself

Did you hear about The Wedding of the Year?! On Saturday 21st July 2018 – and then again on 20th July 2019 –  a group […]

Dramaturgy & Emotional Score Workshop

Dramaturgy & The Emotional Score  Tuesday 15th December 2020 12-2pm A workshop to explore Common Wealth’s approach to dramaturgy and structure. Join Common Wealth co-director […]


Speakers Corner collaborated with Art Director Neesha Champaneria and photographer Vivek Vadoliya to create a vivid set of photographs, part celebration of sisterhood and part […]

Bradford Producing Hub

Common Wealth is so proud and excited to be part of the consortium of Bradford Producing Hub, a three year project that is producing more […]

Everyone is an artist

Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops. So far we’ve been joined by theatre directors Omar Elerian and Wils Wilson, performance artist Jamal Gerald, choreographer […]


Round here, nobody calls the police. Off Road rewrites narratives around perceived anti-social behaviour. Removing stigma around quad and bike culture, sharing the other side […]

Off the Curriculum

Off the Curriculum is a giant immersive installation that explores subjects not taught in school through art forms not taught in school. Throughout 2022 we […]

You are here as a witness

“Have you ever had to leave your house in a hurry, dance down the side of your building or leave with nothing, not even the […]

There is an Alternative

Tuesday 20th July – Saturday 21st August from 12-5pm at Common Space, Bradford City Centre BD1 3JT There is an Alternative is an interdisciplinary art […]