Leading UK theatre companies National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and National Theatre Wales have committed to making all of their productions to the new Theatre Green Book standard for sustainability.
Further companies including Royal Opera House, The Old Vic, Scottish Opera, Manchester International Festival, HOME, Royal Court, Unicorn, Roundhouse and Tinderbox Theatre Company have also endorsed the Theatre Green Book with plans to follow suit as quickly as possible.
Created during lockdown, the initiative is led by Theatres Trust, Buro Happold and ABTT, as well as theatre architect Paddy Dillon. The scheme aims to bring together theatre-makers and sustainability experts to ensure common standards are set for sustainable British theatre.
A cross-industry partnership that unites leading theatre organisations, Theatre Green Book is designed to help theatre-makers think creatively about theatre’s response to the climate crisis.
Paddy Dillon, Theatre Green Book co-ordinator, said, “The Theatre Green Book is theatre’s shared response to the climate emergency. During lockdown, theatre-makers of all disciplines have brought their expertise and knowledge to the discussion. It’s fantastic to see so many companies seizing this as a moment of real change.”
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