ABTT Seminar: Sustainable Buildings – The Theatre Green Book (Volume 2)

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10 June 2021 | 10:30 am - 11:00am

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ABTT Seminar: Sustainable Buildings – The Theatre Green Book (Volume 2)
Want to know the latest on the Theatre Green Book, a common standard for making theatre buildings sustainable? We do too!

About this event

Join the ABTT in commemorating the usual dates of our annual ABTT Theare Show with a series of online seminars 9th-11th June.

The Theatre Green Book is a project spearheaded by the ABTT, the Theatres Trust and Buro Happold and led by Paddy Dillon. It has brought together theatre-makers and sustainability experts to create a common standard for making theatre sustainably.

The Theatre Green Book will have three volumes:

  • Sustainable Productions
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Sustainable Operations

The second volume of the Theatre Green Book, Sustainable Buildings, is nearing completion.

Many of the UK’s theatres are old; most are not fit for purpose in the context of the climate emergency. Sustainable Buildings will help theatre owners, managers and executive directors plan a route towards zero carbon, helping them understand the challenges, decide between priorities and work out how to achieve the most impact with the resources available.

Paddy Dillon and Andrew Wylie will take participants through the thinking, and share initial ideas about how Sustainable Buildings can help theatre adapt to the reality of the climate crisis.


Paddy Dillon, Theatre Architect

Paddy Dillon is an award-winning theatre architect. He is deputy chair of the UK’s Theatres Trust, and chairs the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference. In May 2020, he began the Theatre Green Book, an initiative to help UK Theatres move towards sustainability. The first volume, Sustainable Productions, is now in use. The remaining volumes, Sustainable Buildings, and Sustainable Operations will be published later in 2021.

Andrew Wylie, Partner at Buro Happold

Andrew Wylie is a Partner and member of the UK Board of Buro Happold with 20 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary projects both within the UK and internationally.

He specialises in complex new build and refurbishment projects with particular focus in the cultural sector. A chartered engineer, Andrew’s early projects for Buro Happold include the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in which he designed a 1,030-seat auditorium containing a thrust stage, the first of its kind in the world. He was also instrumental in designing and delivering Marlow Theatre in Kent, The Factory, Manchester.

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