About Tonic

Supporting theatre and the arts to achieve greater gender equality, diversity & inclusion

WHAT WE DO

 

Tonic supports theatre and the arts to achieve greater gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Since 2011 we have been driving tangible change across theatre and the wider performing arts and creative industries. Through a range of programmes, resources, training, tools and events Tonic has demonstrated that meaningful sustained change can happen. The uniqueness and effectiveness of our approach have led to our services being utilised by a broad spectrum of organisations across the UK and beyond.

Our Partners

OUR APPROACH

 

Tonic’s approach involves getting to grips with the principles that lie beneath how our industries functions – our working methods, decision-making processes, and organisational structures – and identifying how, in their current form, these can create barriers. Once we have done that, we devise practical yet imaginative alternative approaches and work with our partners to trial and deliver them. In addition to our work with organisations, we empower individuals to drive change within their own contexts and deliver ambitious cross-sectoral initiatives.

Our Work

Our Recent Partners

WE ARE PROUD TO BE AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF CHANGE-MAKING IN THE CULTURAL SECTOR


what we do

We Support Organisations

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We Empower Individuals

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We Drive Change Across the Sector

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We Support Organisations to Change

We offer performing arts and cultural organisations the practical support and guidance they need to move from where they are now to where they want to be

Training

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Consultancy

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Toolkits and resources

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We Empower Individuals

At Tonic our philosophy is that everyone can be part of making change happen

Celebrating Success

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Creating Connections

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Early Interventions

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We Drive Change Across the Sector

Tonic is the catalyst for change that is broad, deep, and long-lasting

Advance

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Advocacy

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Who We Are

Meet the Team

Lucy Kerbel

Director

Prior to founding Tonic, Lucy was an award-winning theatre director. It was while directing around the UK that Lucy became interested in the question of gender equality in theatre. She recognised the industry would need better support if it were to achieve greater gender balance in its workforces and repertoires and so in 2011 she founded Tonic to go some way towards achieving this.

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Vicky Long

Tonic Associate

Vicky is a consultant and producer, working across the arts. She tends to be involved in projects that aim at some kind of cultural shift. She has extensive experience of working with artists and arts organisations on the subject of climate change. She also works as a facilitator, looking with clients within and beyond the cultural sector at matters of organisational change.

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Vanessa Kang

Coordinator

Before joining Tonic Theatre, Vanessa spent 8 years dancing at Rambert, performing in theatres and festivals around the UK, Europe and Asia. Since 2014, she also worked with Stephen Wright Photography and has helped the independent business secure clients in the British sports scene and the performing arts industry.

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Trustees

Tonic Trustees

Tonic’s Trustees are Craig Bennett, Moira Buffini, Eleanor Lang, Sita McIntosh (Chair), Sabina Mohideen, Mee-Ling Skeffington, Kirsty Starkey and Anna Vaughan.

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CONTACT

General Enquiries
info@tonictheatre.co.uk

Lucy Kerbel, Director
lucy@tonictheatre.co.uk

Vanessa Kang, Coordinator
vanessa@tonictheatre.co.uk

Tonic Theatre
c/o National Theatre,
Upper Ground, South Bank
London, SE1 9PX

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