Sustainability Day

Sunday 9th June, Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London

We need your help to make the theatre and entertainment industry more sustainable! Join us on the 9th June to discuss how we can green up the industry.

As storytellers, we have a unique capacity to explore key issues with audiences on and off the stage. In a warming world, this means taking leadership in communicating the importance of environmental action, whether that be through the content of our projects or the sharing of our practice. Whether you're a green theatre machine, or new to the sustainability game, everyone is welcome! Check out Staging Change at for sustainability and #SustainableFringe ideas



Sustainable Design Workshop


We’ll start our workshop by hearing from top sustainable designers on a range of topics, from set, to lighting, to marketing. We will then get our creative juices flowing with some idea generation games before separating into groups and trying to prototype concepts tackling specific sustainability issues in the theatre and entertainment industry. We will then present our ideas to each other and finish the session with an informal debrief and actions for the future.

Speakers: Tom Harper from Unusual Rigging

Josie and Richard from Adaptive Capacity

Workshop leaders: Dr. Leila Sheldrick, Fernanda Dobal, Shankho Chaudhuri


Panel: Creating A Green Future


Hear from an exciting range of performers, makers and environmental campaigners at our discussion on sustainability in the theatre and entertainment industry. The talk will take place inside the 'Flyer Forest' in Pleasance's StageSpace. Inside the forest, you will be offered the chance cast your vote on what you believe is the most important environmental issue to tackle in industry. (Please note the venue for this panel is not wheelchair accessible.)

Speakers: Actor and Extinction Rebellion and Culture Declares Activist, Tamaryn Payne

Climate comedian, Dr Matt Winning

Actor and poet, Femi Nylander 

Ecocritic, Julie Hudson


Show: Kill Climate Deniers

Included in your ticket price is a viewing of Pleasance's new play, Kill Climate Deniers. What would it take to actually stop climate change dead in its tracks? Science? Recycling? Experts? Or maybe: techno, guns and revolution? Environment Minister Gwen Malkin's plan to stop climate change is rudely interrupted when a group of eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert. Blending fact and fiction, David Finnigan’s bold new satire is a manic spin on a world on the brink of turmoil.


Informal Drinks in the Pleasance Bar

Come chat to us at the bar! Feel free to stick around for as little or as long as you like.

Book tickets here  - £3 for design workshop, £15 for whole day, including a discounted ticket for the show

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