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, […]

Take Your Place

Take Your Place was an arts and activism project for young working-class people aged 14-18. Take Your Place was for dreamers, builders, and thinkers who […]

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 […]

Common Wealth Book Club

Common Wealth’s Book Club is starting on Nov 1 in Cardiff! We will be reading Brittle with Relics: A History of Wales, 1962–97 by Richard […]


What does it mean to be Welsh and not speak the language? To not know the history? Or the activism behind preserving the language? What […]

Take A Breath

‘Take A Breath’ with Speakers Corner! Join us for a series of workshops and events from arts, creative, political and sports. Speakers Corner are focusing […]


Common Wealth are thrilled to host Phil Minton’s incredible project Feral Choir – a series of vocal workshops with non-professionals and self confessed non singers, […]

The Posh Club

The Posh Club Spectacular cabaret, afternoon tea, dancing and lots of festive fun The Posh Club is a glamorous performance and social club for older […]

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 […]


What would you like to say to someone living in Llanrumney? Do you have any unique phrases or nuggets of wisdom you want to impart? […]

PRINCIPAL BOY Drag King Workshop

with Welsh drag king Len Blanco Ever wanted to unleash your inner boyband member/action film hunk/ prince charming? Join in this relaxed drag king workshop […]

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 […]


The writers lab is a free, in-person course open to those who are curious about creative writing. Over the course of six workshops, participants will […]


FREE drama workshops for people aged 16-25 at the Grange Pavillion! Join us for three one-off sessions where we’ll get creative, tell stories, have a […]

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 […]

Palestine Book Club

Weds 17th November (meeting fortnightly 1:30pm – 3:00pm) Llanrumney Hall, CF3 4JJ The PALESTINE BOOK CLUB invites us to deepen our understanding about Palestine. We […]

Common Wealth Podcast – Rent Party

We’ve created a series of podcasts to explore all things Common Wealth, chatting to the people we make work with, the people who inspire us […]

Radical Grime Summer School

Are you 11-16 years old? Are you interested in grime, making art, live performance & changing the world? Common Wealth and No Hats No Hoods […]

Our Existence is an Alternative

OUR EXISTENCE IS AN ALTERNATIVE is a window installation by artist Sonia Sandhu co-created with Amatullah Oyefolu, Jackson Castillo, Maryam Ahmed and youth workers from […]

Creative Acts

As part of Wales Millennium Centre’s Creative Voice programme we’ve created a six week programme for young people aged 14-25 to get creative! Creative Voice […]

The Future Is Here Festival

How are artists creating social change? What is co-creation? What does it mean? How do we do it? Can the arts operate from a place […]

Mark Storor Workshop

Common Wealth were delighted to host Mark Storor in Cardiff East. Mark Storor is an award-winning artist with a rich and varied experience in visual […]

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 […]

Take Your Place

With Albany Park Theatre in Chicago We had an incredible 3 weeks with the inspiring Albany Park Theatre, a phenomenal youth theatre making political work, […]

Because We’re Women

With ASeTTs (The Association for Services to Trauma and Torture Survivors) in Perth, Australia Alongside touring No Guts, No Heart, No Glory to PIAF (Perth […]


With the New Theatre Institute of Latvia  We worked as dramaturgical mentors with practitioners from the New Theatre Institute of Latvia to explore work with […]

How to be Better

How to be Better, Contact Young Company  We worked with the very talented Contact Young Company over 4 weeks of evenings in December 2015 to […]


(Flexible –  1 day, 2 hours)  For between 5-25 people  Aimed at all ages, facilitators and people new to making theatre  Art can help us […]


(Flexible –  Could be 2 weeks, 3 days, 3 hours)  For between 5-25 people  Aimed at all ages This workshop brings together groups of people […]

Space to Create

Collaborating with 30 young people across a weekend, Common Wealth responded to objects and stimulus provided by the National Theatre, bringing together ideas, experimentation and […]

Moving Roots

Common Wealth was part of Moving Roots, a collective of arts organisations from across the UK: Battersea Arts Centre (London), The Old Courts (Wigan), Restoke […]

Us Here Now

Us Here Now is a celebration of people in Cardiff East; their stories and their power. It’s a journey into what it means to be […]

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 […]