Trailblazing sustainability projects as part of our core business, Arcola Theatre aims be the world’s first carbon neutral theatre.
We are addressing this aim from three angles:
1. This section of our website covers artistic, educational and local community elements of our work. Initiated in 2007 as the Arcola Energy Project and now known as Green Arcola, it includes schools workshops, public events and green practice at Arcola. There is more information on the Green Arcola pages on the Arcola theatre website
2. Our ideas about sustainability were further developed through the launch in 2009 of the Future Arcola project, involving the relocation of Arcola theatre to the Colourworks building at Dalston Junction in 2011 and plans for an additonal new super-eco venue on a nearby site.
3. In 2010 we set up a new company Arcola Energy Ltd to take forwards the technology development and commercial elements of the team’s work.
Thus, our vision for a sustainable, equitable and creative future is the basis of our unique structure and business model, comprised of three strands of work:
- Professional Theatre
- Creative Learning
- Environmental Sustainability
Recognised as a global leader, Arcola Theatre is driving environmental change locally, nationally and internationally through thought leadership, technology demonstration, brokering novel partnerships and bringing community voices in to Dalston regeneration. As a theatre we have a longstanding tradition of innovation, inspiration and deep integration with the local community. Working to the same principles, Arcola Energy and Green Arcola integrate arts and science professionals and the community to pioneer practices that will fundamentally change the way arts organisations work. Our partners in this venture include distinguished advisers to government, industry and the arts, as well as award winning new energy companies.
Download Brochures & Presentations:
Future Arcola Brochure
Arcola Energy Brochure
Arcola Energy Presentation – Launch July 2007
Arcola Energy Presentation – City Hall, London, Jan 2008
Arcola Energy Presentation – APAP, New York, Jan 2009
Arcola Energy Presentation – York University, Toronto, Jan 2010