• Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

    Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

  • Gandini Juggling: Water on Mars

    Gandini Juggling: Water on Mars

  • Ship-shape and Bristol Fashion: the story of salt…

    Ship-shape and Bristol Fashion: the story of salt…



The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is now online! Dip in to totaltheatre.org.uk/archive

For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has celebrated and supported alternative theatre and performance practice. Every issue of the magazine in print (1989–2012) is now online, free to view

We are delighted to announce that the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is now online – a valuable resource for artists, students, scholars, journalists, and anybody interested in Britain’s alternative theatre and performance history. This has been made possible by a substantial grant through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Our Heritage programme.

The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive website features every print issue of Total Theatre Magazine (1989–2012), available as a PDF, with the original design preserved; together with all of the magazine’s feature articles and reviews reformatted into a fully searchable archive that can be explored via issue number, writer, artist or company, artform or topic.

Over the coming weeks we will be publishing new material created in response to the archive: interviews with established artists and arts industry giants whose paths have run in tandem to Total Theatre Magazine’s print history; commissioned articles by the magazine’s regular contributors; and new writings that have emerged from the work we have done with our Heritage Volunteers and with the members of the Artists as Writers group mentored as part of the programme.

To celebrate the launch of the website, friends, colleagues and supporters of Total Theatre Magazine are invited to join the editorial team at Camden People’s Theatre on Sunday 17 March, 4.15 to 5pm. There will be cake! RSVP to editorial@totaltheatre.org.uk

The launch event will precede two fabulous ‘total theatre’ work-in-progress shows being presented as part of SPRINT festival: The First Time as Tragedy, by Venice as a Dolphin in association with Coney and HighTide is at 5.30pm; and Drawing the Line by Hidden Track Theatre is at 7.15pm. The Total Theatre Magazine editorial team will be around before and between the shows to chat about the archive.

SPRINT programme details and tickets at www.cptheatre.co.uk

For the new archive, see totaltheatre.org.uk/archive

About the Heritage Lottery Fund:

Thanks to National Lottery players, Heritage Lottery Fund invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love; from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. See www.hlf.org.uk 

Our Partners and Supporters:

Total Theatre Magazine has received financial support from Heritage Lottery Fund’s Our Heritage, and a number of leading institutions and organisations, including: Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, and The Attenborough Centre of Creative Arts at University of Sussex. The project has been supported by The Keep National Archive Centre, Sussex. We have also received support in kind from a diverse range of arts organisations and individuals.

A note on the Total Theatre Awards:

Total Theatre Magazine operates in collaboration with, but financially independent of, the Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which are produced by the organisation Total Theatre Network. For more about the Total Theatre Awards 2018, see www.totaltheatrenetwork.org


HLF english_compact_black