About Tonic

For over a decade, Tonic has been at the forefront of driving change within arts and culture, making the sector more equitable, diverse and inclusive.

“Tonic has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry, through organisations and individuals, raise its game.”

Rufus Norris, Director, National Theatre

We devise and lead innovative and impactful change projects which get to the root of existing inequalities and make long-lasting and wide-spread change. Through our extensive training programme and one-to-one support for arts organisations, we are able to galvanise real change. The results of our work are felt across the UK and internationally.

Where we work

Tonic’s work takes place across the arts ecology. We exist to support anyone and everyone involved in the arts and are as comfortable working with a group of West End producers as we are a room of volunteers at a community arts space. Whether professional or amateur, not-for-profit or commercial, within the formal education system or outside of it, if you want to make change happen, we are here for you.

Originally founded in London, Tonic’s work now has a national and international reach. In the past 10 years we have worked with hundreds of organisations across 14 different countries. While we love being in a room with people we also offer digital programmes, enabling us to connect with people anywhere in the world and to support organisations that work globally.

In the past year alone we…

Reached hundreds in the UK

We supported arts organisations right across the country: from Dundee in the north to Chichester in the south, Ipswich in the east and Cardiff in the west. Our work has taken place in dozens of villages, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country.

Across Europe

We took advantage of digital working to continue our international collaborations even during travel restrictions; delivering work to organisations in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and the USA.

And beyond…

We shipped copies of our Platform plays to dozens of schools and youth theatre companies around the globe (and were delighted that, even when theatre performance around the globe were largely halted due to COVID, Platform plays were still being performed in Australian high schools!)

See also

Our approach
Why change matters
Meet the team

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts