Royal Court Theatre Achieves Julie’s Bicycle Five Star Creative Green Rating in Decade Long LTC Collaborative Programme to Improve Environmental Sustainability in London Theatre

Published on Thu 21 Nov 2019

London Theatre Consortium (LTC), a collaboration between 14 leading producing theatres in London, has announced the latest results of its decade-long programme to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental sustainability across London. The initiative was set up in partnership with arts and environment agency Julie’s Bicycle in 2010 and the latest results are set out in the group’s Creative Green Strategic Report for 2018/19.

This year, five of the LTC’s theatres which undertook the Creative Green Certification in 2018/19 achieved a five star rating. The Royal Court Theatre was one of these, alongside the Almeida Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Unicorn Theatre.

London Theatre Consortium is a collaboration of 14 producing theatres working together on large-scale strategic projects that are beyond the capacity of one or two organisations to deliver. We run projects in several priority areas including environmental sustainability and workforce development. The LTC is Almeida Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tricycle Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, the Yard and Young Vic.

Several of the LTC theatres have this year declared Climate Emergency and a number of the theatres are piloting various projects and approaches with a view to sharing their learning across the group.

In October this year, the Royal Court Theatre announced its commitment to transitioning to carbon net zero throughout 2020. From energy to food, cleaning to materials, air quality to working hours, transport to waste, the theatre will push every part of their practice into a circular economy that reduces, offsets and neutralises their climate impact.

You can read more about the Royal Court’s commitment to transition to carbon net zero here.