The Common Shakespeare Company

Our Shakespeare company for Northern, working-class actors. With the Shakespeare North Playhouse.

Perform Your Work

Whatever your story, we want to hear it. Find out how to perform with us.

The Common Actors Showcase

Our annual competition and London showcase for the best working-class Northern talent.

A community group rehearse a play

Community Programme

Our extensive workshop and engagement programmes include something for everyone.

The Class-Room

Working-class writers telling it their way. Read previous entries and get involved with your own.

Programmes for Young People

Join your Young Actors Company, develop your skills and make new friends.