Green Theatre Network

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A network for theatre professionals from across the sector, based in the UK. Facilitated by Julie's Bicycle.



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Welcome to the Green Theatre Network

In 2008 the Mayor of London commissioned the Green Theatre Guide to raise awareness of the theatre sector's role in addressing climate change. The Guide measured the London theatre sector's carbon footprint and provided recommendations for increased energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. 

The Green Theatre Network is a legacy project of the guide, facilitated by Julie's Bicycle, designed to provide theatre industry professionals with information, support and guidance as to how they can practically address the guide's recommendations.


The network is open to all professionals working in the UK and international theatre sector, and aims to offer members the opportunity for sharing experience, expertise and best practice around sustainability, and to build a community of interest around making our theatres more sustainable in every way - from building management, to touring productions. 


The network meets several times a year, usually around a specific industry issue or general update. Previous meetings have focused on sustainable touring practices, green production, developments in government environmental policy making and future theatre.  


For more information on joining the network, please contact Julie's Bicycle


CLICK HERE to read the Green Theatre Guide

Latest Activity

Kevin Fraser posted a blog post

A Fully Sustainable Green Theatre- Dreams to Reality- Are we the First in Europe?

We recently at TFT posted this we did a fair amount of research but haven't come across anything that matches this yet... Is there anyone out there who can? Can sleepy old Titchfield really be the first Green Theatre in Europe?South Coast theatre to become first fully sustainable green theatre in Europe.Award winning Titchfield Festival Theatre based in St Margarets Lane Titchfield nr Fareham are to become the first fully sustainable ‘green’ theatre in Europe. After a series of funding…See More
Feb 5
Caron Lyon updated their profile
Dec 20, 2015
Bill Hamblett posted a photo

Small World Theatre Theatr Byd Bychan

This is our near zero carbon theatre in Cardigan, West Wales . It is well worth a visit with it's ssdum roof as well as recycled slate sections, rainwater harvesting lath a mud lime curved walls and much more. Our work reflects our ethos with arts…
Oct 29, 2015
Bill Hamblett is now a member of Green Theatre Network
Oct 27, 2015

Blog Posts

Green My Production

Posted by Julie's Bicycle on April 5, 2013 at 16:00 0 Comments

Blog by Eppy, our current marketing and communications intern.

Green My Production,…


After Miss Julie: A sustainable production case study

Posted by Julie's Bicycle on March 22, 2012 at 12:00 0 Comments

Originally posted on the Julie's Bicycle website, 21 March…


Electronic Programmes at the Flea Theatre, NYC

Posted by Julie's Bicycle on January 16, 2012 at 16:12 1 Comment

I got this wonderful link in an email from one of our Broadway Green Alliance collaborators and thought to share it with the network. 

The Flea Theatre in downtown New York are now saving paper and carbon emissions by providing digital…


Greening Your Theatre: A Visual Guide

Posted by Julie's Bicycle on June 27, 2011 at 11:25 1 Comment

JB's associate director of theatre, Sian Alexander, recently spoke at Theatre Forum Ireland and illustrator Patrick Saunders drew up her presentation... here's a visual guide to JB's…



New Performance and Ecology Listserv

Bronwyn Preece and Lisa Woynarski have recently set up a new listserv dedicated to the topic of performance and ecology. This international list is about facilitating connections, collaborations and opportunities within the field…Continue

Started by Lisa Woynarski in General Jun 4, 2013.

Velcro cable wraps.

So, in our bid to reduce PVC tape usage, we completed our first get in PVC tape free (except on booms where the velcro cable wraps were not as successful).We preferred the double sided velcro option to bungee straps for ease of use. But our one…Continue

Started by Phil Rowe in General May 8, 2012.

Digital marketing 1 Reply

Following on from a blog post we made yesterday on the use of digital programmes at the Flea Theatre in New…Continue

Tags: Broadway, Green, Alliance, sustainability, York

Started by Julie's Bicycle in General. Last reply by Julie's Bicycle Mar 28, 2012.





About Julie's Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle is a not-for-profit organisation committed to helping the creative industries navigate the key issues surrounding climate change and environmental sustainability with expert, impartial advice and a range of practical solutions.


Industry Green

Industry Green is a certification programme developed by Julie's Bicycle that enables your company to demonstrate leadership on reducing environmental impact with scientific integrity. 

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IG Tools free online carbon calculators for venues, offices, tours and festivals and outdoor events. Applicable in the UK and internationally. 

SMEasure Brought to you by Julie's Bicycle: a free online energy monitoring tool that measures energy use against weather conditions.



A study looking at the carbon impacts of touring theatre in the UK.


A practical guide for touring companies and receiving venues and festivals.


A guide for theatre buildings on how to reduce environmental impacts. 


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