If all central London theatres changed their practices so they only switched stage lights on half an hour before each performance,they could collectively save over £100,000 a year in energy costs. So says the Mayor of London’s plan Green Theatre: Taking Action on Climate Change.
When told of NTW's plans to be Carbon Neutral from the outset, Mayor Boris Johnson said ...
"We launched the ‘Green Theatre Plan’ in September 2008 in response to the concern of the theatre sector here in London about how to reduce their negative impact on the environment. I applaud the National Theatre Wales for blazing a trail on this issue and encouraging discussion in the theatre community. I wish the company every success with its future programme of work."
I couldn't agree more!