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Setting the stage for a sustainable future.

The Grand Opera House recognises its responsibility to act on the climate crisis and to reduce its impact on the planet.

The Theatre is committed to prioritising sustainable practices throughout the organisation and has undertaken several green initiatives.


    • In 2020/2021, the Grand Opera House underwent a significant restoration project and alongside protecting the building’s heritage, one key aim was to create a sustainable and efficient building that is fit for purpose and consistent with the RIBA Climate Challenge targets.


    • The Theatre receives 100% Green Energy for its electricity supply. The building is powered by local, renewable electricity with zero carbon emissions sourced from renewable resources.


    • 100% of commercial waste is recycled or recovered, and no waste goes to landfill.


    • The Theatre’s box office team promotes e-ticketing, reducing printed tickets by around 300,000 per year.


    • The Theatre works closely with production companies and other venues to carefully plan out the most efficient touring routes for shows to minimise mileage and the environmental impact.


The Grand Opera House will continue to keep sustainability at the heart of its operations and practices, with staff, audiences, artists, suppliers, and all those connected to the Theatre, playing an important role in its sustainable future.

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