In this seminar, Paddy Dillon, Theatre Green Book Co-ordinator, explained in more detail about the ‘Green Book’ and what the guidance for sustainable theatre will focus on – plus the first steps that everyone can and should be doing to change their practice now.
This seminar explored the Theatre Green Book beta version, and answered questions, giving companies and individuals a chance to think about working with the Theatre Green Book, to connect with each other and those who are already planning to trial a show can bring their teams along – including freelancers – to learn more.
This session was followed by a Q&A giving attendees the opportunity to raise questions and share their own thoughts and plans.
ABTT Seminar: Sustainable Productions Seminar -Theatre Green Book
11th May 2020
Theatre Green Book:
Groups and individuals across theatre have been talking for some time about how to make theatre more sustainable and working on blueprints to promote change. The Theatre Green Book aims to bring that thinking together into one place, and develop it as straightforward, practical advice on the first steps everyone should be taking to make productions, theatre buildings and front-of-house operations sustainable.
This ‘Green Book’ of guidance for sustainable theatre will focus on first steps: what everyone can and should be doing to change their practice now, but it will also map out paths ahead, indicating what further steps might be needed to reach a sustainable future quickly.
The first part of the project is looking at productions – a ‘Beta’ version is now available for theatres to trial on re-opening shows and provide feedback on before the final version is released later in the year.
More work will be done on the other strands looking at theatre buildings and front-of-house operations will follow.
Theatres Trust is a project partner along with ABTT and Buro Happold. Paddy Dillon is the Green Book Co-ordinator.
Theatre Green Book Resources:
The ‘Beta’ version is now available for theatres to trial on re-opening shows and provide feedback on before the final version is released later in the year. https://theatregreenbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/THEATRE-GREEN-BOOK-ONE_beta1.pdf
Theatres Trust: http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/
Buro Happold: https://www.burohappold.com/specialisms/sustainability/#
The ABTT have put together list of relevant resources, initiatives and petitions that need support to help achieve greater sustainability within theatre, live events and the arts. https://www.abtt.org.uk/resources-guidance/industry-resources/sustainability/