Training

Tonic offer a wide range of training courses, all of which are created specifically for people who work in the arts and are tailored to the nuance of creative environments.

Leading equality, diversity and inclusion training

Our courses provide practical tools and tangible take-aways, and ensure a supportive and structured space in which groups can work through difficult topics and think laterally around problems.

  • Available online or in-person
  • Across the UK, Europe and beyond
  • Sessions can be tailored to your specific needs

Why train with Tonic?

We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“Thought provoking and genuine. Didn’t give in to the temptation to tick boxes or be idealistic.”

participant, 2021

Training courses

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Tonic Advance Network workshop. Photo by Tom Lovatt.

Essentials

Our most popular and frequently booked training courses, providing introductions to a range of topics.

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Participate workshop. Photo: P Fysh.

Participate

Our training programme created specifically for students preparing for a career in the performing arts and their teachers.

About the programme

For students

For staff

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Photo by Hamish Kale

Inclusive Practice

Training courses to enable you to build inclusion into your day-to-day.

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Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

Making Change Happen

Your organisation has committed to making concrete change. We have a range of sessions to support you.

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Components we can cover include:

  • Managing change
  • Creating an Equality Action Plan
  • Setting up an effective EDI staff working group
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Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

Recruitment

Want to review, reset and refresh your recruitment processes? We can help.

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Components we can cover include:

  • Recruitment reset
  • Creating an application pack
  • Employee journey mapping
  • Review of existing recruitment materials
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Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

Bespoke Training Packages

Training designed for arts and creative organisations and tailored to your specific needs.

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Including:

  • Company away-days
  • Half-day or multi-day sessions
  • Bundled courses specifically tailored to your needs

About our training

Tonic offers a wide range of training courses, all of which are created specifically for people who work in the arts and are tailored to the nuance of creative environments.

We train people who work at all levels and in all areas of the arts: we’ve trained groups of museum curators, front of house teams, film producers, opera artists, theatre administrators, dance teachers, charity boards… and far more.

Positive, practical and energising

Our training gives all participants, regardless of their role or level of seniority, a common level of understanding, provides practical tools and tangible take-aways, and ensures a supportive and structured space in which groups can work through difficult topics and think laterally around problems. Our aim is to leave participants feeling energised, informed and with any preconceptions that EDI training is a dry, tick box exercise well and truly banished.

Get in touch or contact our team at info@tonictheatre.co.uk for further information and bookings.

workshop participants in a group discussion
Tonic Advance Network workshop led by Lucy Kerbel and Vicky Long at the Umbrella Rooms, London. Photo by Stephen Wright.

Tailored to your needs

Training courses can either be taken as standalone modules or combined into packages and are delivered either in-person or over Zoom. We are always happy to discuss your specific needs and can also create bespoke sessions and packages.

  • Available online or in-person
  • Across the UK, Europe and beyond
  • Sessions can be tailored to your specific needs

“It has been described by members of the team as the best training we’ve ever had”

Sophie Fullerlove, Chief Executive, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking training, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at info@tonictheatre.co.uk.

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

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