The Green Theatre Committee works to push forwards the ambitious commitment for ETC to become a climate-neutral network by 2030.

The Committee made up of representatives from the network, will also work on developing a 'Green Theatre Label'.

Committee members:

  • Heidi Wiley, Executive Director, ETC
  • Silvano Catufa, Technical and safety manager, Teatro Stabile di Torino (Italy)
  • Frank Holldack, Head of Design & Costume, Schauspielhaus Graz (Austria)
  • Joachim Klement, Artistic Director, Staatsschauspiel Dresden (Germany), ETC Board Delegate
  • Emmanuelle Lejeune, Environmental Advisor, Théâtre de Liège (Belgium)
  • Paddy Dillon, Coordinator, Theatre Green Book
  • Teresa Pfaud, Project Manager, ETC
  • Lisa Burger, Director, Renew Culture

The Green Theatre Committee is always looking for additional expertise from within the network. Contact Heidi Wiley, ETC Executive Director, for more information 

Next meeting and webinar dates

ETC's Sustainable Action Code for Theatres foresees for the network and its members to become climate-neutral by 2030. How do we get there?

The newly created ETC Theatre Green Book (ETC TGB) is a tool to encourage each of our members to no longer wait and take necessary steps to transform theatre making, operating and addressing the maintenance of the buildings.

Join the ETC TGB trial group and the TGB experts Paddy Dillon and Lisa Burger in the upcoming webinars.

  • Thursday 14 September 2023 - 11:00-12:00 (CEST): How to use the measurement tool for productions
  • Thursday 5 October 2023 - 11:00-12:00 (CEST): How to do a basic home survey of your building
  • Tuesday 31 October 2023 - 11:00-12:00 (CEST): How to form a Green Team and get started on sustainable operations

We strongly recommend joining all three webinars. Theatres who commit to all three webinars will be invited to join the 'ETC Sustainable Theatres Group', the group of theatres at the forefront of integrating the ETC Theatre Green Book in their work.


Read the press release announcing the climate neutral pledge

Major theatres in 25 European countries have made a promise to reduce their carbon emissions to at least zero by 2030 as part of a plan, coordinated by the European Theatre Convention (ETC), to create a “more sustainable, conscious, mindful and just future”.

Leading European Theatres have made an ambitious promise to completely eradicate their carbon emissions over the next decade.

The 46 theatres in the European Theatre Convention (ETC) network, drawn from 25 countries, have pledged to become climate neutral by 2030 – stressing that they will make changes to activity across their buildings and theatrical productions.

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