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For over 30 years, Total Theatre Magazine has been at the forefront of the advocacy, celebration and documentation of contemporary theatre and performance – including the support of artforms and practices such as circus, outdoor arts, site-responsive performance, puppetry, and physical and visual theatre, which have often been ignored, or not treated with the seriousness they merit, by other publications.

Total Theatre Magazine was in print from 1989 to 2012, and is now online here and on our sister site, the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive.

Total Theatre Magazine is published by Aurelius Productions CIC.

We are currently unfunded, and rely on the support and goodwill of partner organisations.

Please note that the Total Theatre Awards are managed independently to Total Theatre Magazine. See www.totaltheatrenetwork.org

For all enquiries to the magazine, email editor Dorothy Max Prior on editorial@totaltheatre.org.uk 


The Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is now online 

We are delighted to announce that the Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive is live and kicking – 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 National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Our Heritage programme.

The print magazine encompassed 100 issues over almost 25 years. 

To see the new Total Theatre Magazine Print Archive, go to totaltheatre.org.uk/archive

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.

We have been 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.