We are an independent charity committed to supporting independent artists & artistic process. 

Our ambition is to create the conditions for the UK’s independent theatre sector to be recognised, sustainable & to thrive.


We pursue this by: 

- Identifying, celebrating & giving visibility to exceptionally talented artists
- Providing networking & professional development activities for independent practitioners
- Playing a critical role in exploring artistic excellence, evolving form & developing understanding of an ever-changing contemporary performance landscape


 total theatre awards 2019

The Total Theatre Awards are voluntarily led. The cost of delivering the awards this year is £19,000, this is £4,000 more than last year simply because of accommodation increases. £13,000 is overheads for the team, accommodation, per diems and travel. The remaining £4,000 is used to fund fees for people so they don’t work for free and for the awards themselves. The Directors continue to work voluntarily.

We still have some way to go to secure the minimum £19,000 needed to be able to run a Total Theatre Awards Awards process this August. We are hoping we can, as the process is a vital part of the independent theatre ecology, providing essential visibility, recognition which in turn brokers routes for independent performance makers to reach wide audiences and supports artists livelihoods.

We still need to raise £10,000 to deliver a process that has run for 22 years.

If you think you can help please email Jo or Becki at crowley.jo@gmail.com and haines.becki@gmail.com

VIEW the 2018 total theatre awards shortlist