Theatre Green Book wins The Stage Innovation Award

31 January 2022

The ABTT is delighted by the recognition for the project, which it spearheads alongside the Theatres Trust and Buro Happold and is co-ordinated by ABTT FULL Member Paddy Dillon.

The Theatre Green Book won the Innovation Award at The Stage Awards on 31 January with the judges praising it as “a progressive, collaborative response to the climate emergency”.

Led by the ABTT, Theatres Trust and Buro Happold and co-ordinated by architect and ABTT FULL Member Paddy Dillon, it sets industry-wide guidance on improving the sector’s sustainability.
It has brought together theatre-makers and sustainability experts to create a common standard for making theatre sustainably.

Theatres Trust Director Jon Morgan “Theatre Green Book is a hugely important project, addressing the biggest challenge the sector faces and for it to succeed, it is vital that it is adopted across the whole sector. It is fantastic therefore that it has been recognised by peers in the sector through The Stage Awards”


We’re living in a climate crisis. The Green Book is an initiative by the whole of theatre – working with sustainability experts Buro Happold – to work more sustainably. In three volumes it sets standards for making productions sustainably, for making theatre buildings sustainable, and for improving operations like catering and front of house. 

If theatre is to be part of the most vital conversation humanity faces, then it has to change its practice. The Theatre Green Book sets out the path to a sustainable future

The Theatre Green Book has three volumes:

You can find more information on the Theatre Green Book and FAQ’s here.