The Common Lot is an open collective of people dedicated to working together to produce relevant, high quality, original theatre that can be enjoyed by all.
We draw on the richness of energy, talent and enthusiasm of local people to create our shows.
Our shows are for, with and about the people of Norfolk.
"Brilliant. Just what I needed yesterday. Thank you, you common lot!"
Our Vision, Mission and Values
We imagine a world in which people are endlessly creating and co-operating for the common good.
In reducing the need for money we find ourselves rich with resources, experience and good will to others.
Our mission is to make theatre that matters to people: relevant, home-grown, original and accessible.
We believe in the power of theatre to give us voice and make a positive difference in the world.
We believe everyone is capable of creating and enjoying great theatre and that the process of making it brings innumerable benefits: personal, social and political.
We believe in creating opportunity for ordinary people to collaborate, learn and be creative and that this gives richness and meaning to our lives.
We believe in equality and appreciation of the other.
We all have something to offer and something to gain.
We believe theatre should be free and everywhere.
We work hard and strive to be brilliant.
Everyone must benefit.
All contributions are freely given and equally valued.