A crucial part of COMMON's work is undertaking research into socio-economic inequalities across the UK theatre industry.

Alongside pursuing our own research, we also collaborate with leading cultural sociologists, humanities researchers and academics to support existing research into socio-economic inequality in Britain today, and to better understand the relationship between an individual's socio-economic background and their likelihood of building a sustainable career in theatre.

We also partner with theatres, arts organisations and charities to undertake new research led by COMMON.