About Total Theatre

Total Theatre Magazine celebrates and supports a wide spectrum of contemporary theatre and performance, both nationally and internationally.

Total Theatre (or Total Theatre Magazine as it later became known as) was created and developed by the Mime Action Group (founded 1983) – which later changed its name to Total Theatre to match that of its magazine. The organisation later adopted the name Total Theatre Network, to establish the different purposes of organisation and magazine. Total Theatre, in all its manifestations, has for thirty years helped to change the landscape of contemporary theatre and performance. As an Arts Council Revenue Funded Organisation (RFO), Total Theatre Network provided a whole plethora of artist-led projects, offering training and professional development opportunities; conferences, symposia and seminars; in-person or phone/online information and support; and through its magazine Total Theatre, which was published quarterly in print from 1989 to 2012, a focus point for the burgeoning physical, visual and devised theatre, performance art, and circus/street art scenes.

In recent years, Total Theatre Magazine and Total Theatre Awards have operated as independent projects.

If you are looking for the Total Theatre Awards, produced annually at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, please see https://www.totaltheatrenetwork.org/or contact Total Theatre Network & Awards Co-Directors Jo Crowley and Becki Haines via email tototaltheatreawards@gmail.com

Total Theatre Magazine is currently in a process of redevelopment which will result in an exciting new phase of life, building on our strong heritage and finding new ways to critique, document and support contemporary physical and visual theatre and performance.