Theatres Trust announced a new three-year programme, called ECOVENUE, to provide environmental advice and assessments to 48 small scale theatres in London. The announcement was made on 14 September, the first anniversary of the Mayor of London’sÂ Green Theatre Initiative.
The programme will be funded by theÂ European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will receive Â£450,000 over three years.
After theÂ Mayor’s Theatre Plan was announced last year, many large-scale theatres signed up to reduce their carbon emissions by 65% by 2025, but the smaller theatres did not have the budget to participate. With this grant, smaller venues will be able to apply for help to address environmental issues associated with climate change, and to reduce their energy use and to achieve Display Energy Certificates (DECs).
The Trust will be inviting theatres to apply, and details will be advertised in the coming months.
For more information, contact Suzanne McDougall