24 May 2012 / Past Events

Delivering Sustainable Theatres

The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line
12th June 2012
Stratford Circus, London

Conference Chair: Samira Ahmed

Keynote Speakers: Griff Rhys Jones, Chairman, Civic Voice; Baroness Hanham CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government

Conference 12 looks at the sustainable design, development and operation of theatre buildings in relation to environmental, economic and social disciplines, and the challenges of delivering sustainable theatres for future generations.

The conference will explore how theatre buildings have addressed the sustainability agenda and introduced new technologies and adapted to meet rising energy costs, tougher environmental building standards, economic constraints and the expectations of audiences – and see what lessons
have been learnt.

And the conference will be sharing the experiences of the 48 London theatres on The Theatres Trust ERDF funded ECOVENUE project.

The conference will also look at what sustainable development now means for theatres, what opportunities exist for theatre buildings in the new National Planning Policy Framework, how funding programmes are now promoting more sustainable capital development of theatre buildings, and what is needed to ensure theatres can meet the triple bottom line head on and continue to thrive.

Conference 12 will be of critical interest to those trying to maximise economic, social and environmental returns from their theatre buildings through redesign, adaptation or new builds. It provides the opportunity to discuss these issues with other theatres, government and arts policy makers, theatre consultants and architects and take part in the debate.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from many engaging speakers and leaders including: Dame Elizabeth Forgan, Chair, Arts Council England; Rosemary Squire, Ambassador Theatre Group; John Holden, DEMOS Associate and Visiting Professor, City University, London; Rab Bennetts OBE, Bennetts Associates Architects

Session Chairs
Dorothy Wilson MBE, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, mac, Birmingham; Mark Robinson, Director, Thinking Practice; Nick Starr, Chief Executive, National Theatre, London.

Conference Fee includes a light lunch and attendance at the Conference Reception.
Deadline for registration: 9th June – BOOK NOW!