Live Theatre was awarded a 4 Star Creative Green award in recognition of its strong commitment to managing its carbon and improving its environmental impacts.
Creative Green certification is developed by Julie's Bicycle for music, theatre and the wider creative industries. By achieving Creative Green certification Live Theatre is joining the UK creative industries' response to climate change and environmental sustainability.
You can read Live Theatre's Creative Green report 2015/16.
You can download Live Theatre's Sustainability Policy & Action Plan 2015-2018
As part of our commitment to being more environmentally friendly we've been looking at new ways of recycling our sets. Information for recent productions includes:
The Savage - 100% of the material show either recycled, donated or stored for reuse
- 12 cubic metres of timber all recyled via The Wood Yard
- 6 cubic metres of timber donated to local allotment association
- 18 metres of 3 inch box steel recycled via local dealer
- Carpet, props, paint and fabric all donated to Inspiring Events, an organisation who work with people with autism
- Costumes donated to charity shop
- Everything else kept for future use
What Falls Apart - Between 35 and 50% recycled
- All the bottles and set dressing given to Northern Prop Hire.
- The whole bar structure given to Gateshead College.
- The panoramic picture, windows, doors, bed, curtains, a set of drapes, fake brickwork, assorted flats and set dressing all given to Inspiring Events CIC
Rendezvous - 100% recycled
- All timber (about 2 square metres) to Newcastle Wood Recycling.
- Paint/props and some costume to Inspiring Events CIC.
- Silk drapes to Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
- 110 pairs of shoes to Shoe Share, an initiative between Clarks and UNICEF to fund education projects throughout the world through shoe donations.
- The tree to The Barn at Easington, a community education program.