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

We are dedicated to keeping up-to-date with current developments in diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the industry.

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

We occasionally post links to research studies, policies or other relevant material published by theatres, arts organisations and funding bodies across the UK. If you come across any research you think we would be interested in and could include below, please don't hesitate to get in touch.



APRIL 2018

Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries

Published in April 2018, this is the first sociological study on social mobility in the cultural industries.

January 2018

Arts Council England's 2016/17 Diversity Report

'Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case: A Data Report 2016 - 2017'