Total Theatre is a national agency with an international focus, developing contemporary theatre for both theatre makers and theatre audiences.
Total Theatre works in many ways to support and contemporary theatre artists, for example through:
Communication – sharing of ideas and information through our quarterly print publication Total Theatre Magazine and our websites; encouraging debate through events such as the Total Theatre Talks and Salons programme
Celebration – acknowledging the achievements of artists working within contemporary theatre and performance, for example through our Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Advocacy – lobbying government agencies, the theatre industry and the broader arts sector to encourage the funding, programming, commissioning and producing of innovative contemporary theatre and performance; flying the flag for neglected or misunderstood artforms; seeking ways to support diversity for both theatre makers and audiences
Collaboration – working locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to create opportunities for new collaborations of all sorts; working with other agencies both within and outside of the theatre and arts sectors
Professional development – providing opportunities for artists to come together to learn from each other at events such as Total Theatre Talks and conferences such as the User’s Guide symposia and publications; projects such as Explores and Renegotiations