London theatres – leaders turning into green

The interest to green the physical aspects of the buildings and the production methods are growing.

One leader of the greening story is the Arcola Theatre in London, that installed a 5 kW hydrogen fuel cell in the foyer to power the theatre. This energy source produces electricity and the only by-product is water. 4.5 kW of power are consumed when starting the play and other 0.5 kW powers the rest of the theatre. Theatre also have sourced sustainable wood for the sets and for the pulp used for the programmes.

The Dominion Theatre has started to use a battery-recycling program and also instituted a paper recycling program with the company that sells ”laundry sacks” into which employees place their paper for recycling and the company collects them weekly.

The Cilgwyn Theatre presented an eco-friendly version of The Faerie Queen, where the sets and costumes for the puppetry show were made from recycled, reclaimed or reusable materials.

London leads the filed of green theatres and the rest of the world is not too behind.

The small Furious Theatre in Pasadena, California has installed two bins in its theatre: one labeled ”recycling” and the other – ”landfill” and their plastic glasses are made from cornstarch not plastic.

In Philadelphia, the Stagerfters Theater have added a ”green subscription” option, which that costs a bit more per ticket, half of which goes to purchasing green energy and the other half toward other energy-saving efforts. 2/3 of their online ticket buyers have chosen the green option.

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