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Sustainable Theatre

The Barbara Hepworth sculpture Dual Form situated outside stage@leeds. Dual Form is one of an edition of seven bronzes, a medium that Hepworth began working in towards the late 1950s. The sculpture is in front of the green space outside stage@leeds which includes two trees.stage@leeds is committed to net zero emissions by 2030 and 'The Green Theatre' space is designated as a University of Leeds Sustainable Theatre Creative Lab (STCL). The Green Theatre is licensed flexible outdoor green space located adjacent to the theatre. The Green Theatre is licensed for performance and offers two natural rakes and a dynamic envoronment for site specific performance.

Our youth theatre programme the stage@leeds Young Company has been created as a sustainable youth theatre. All of our productions and sessions place sustainability at the centre of everything we do. stage@leeds Young Company shows are created on the principles of reduce, reuse, recycle and aim to have as little carbon impact as possible.

We are committed to achieving the University's aim to be Carbon neutral by 2030 and have already made steps to improve our impact on the environment such as:

  • Stage@leeds bar went single use plastic free in 2018
  • Stage@leeds has implemented sustainable purchasing for all our acquisitions following the reduce, reuse, recycle ethos.
  • Stage@leeds is moving its lighting from tungsten to LED in a rolling program of replacement
  • Stage@leeds is planning future re-development to improve our energy efficiency as a building, whilst improving the customer experience.