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22 April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and to celebrate we’re focussing on our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Our Policy Regent's Park Theatre Ltd is committed to reducing its environmental impact and strives to identify renewable and recyclable alternatives across the organisation. We already champion sustainability in our redevelopment projects. Solar panels power our new Rehearsal Studios and Kitchens, with excess electricity fed into the National Grid; office lighting is linked to movement sensors to conserve energy in unused spaces; double-glazing is incorporated across the venue, and improved insulation throughout our buildings includes additional natural features, such as grass on the roof of the box office.
Exploiting other natural resources, water used in our public toilets and irrigation system is supplied via a borehole to an underground aquifer within the Park, meaning we don’t have to use the mains supply. Supporting the #OneLess initiative to change the way Londoners drink water, in 2019 we installed a Water Bottle Refill Station to encourage audiences to bring their own water bottle. In 2018 we started to work towards paperless ticketing. A few days before your visit, those who have selected the ‘print at home’ option will be sent a mobile ticket to their smart phone, which can be shown on your device upon arrival. As an additional benefit, if you are meeting a friend at the theatre, you will now be able to forward their specific mobile ticket to them so that you no longer have to wait for them before entering the venue.
The environmental impact of productions is also considered in the creative process. Identifying where recycled, recyclable and ethically sourced products can be used, sets and props will also be recycled or repurposed, where possible, following the production. We are committed to recycling across the venue, in partnership with The Royal Parks, all our waste is collected, sorted and recycled (where possible), with zero going to landfill.
We are proud to contribute towards the global drive to secure our world for future generations. These are just some of the measures we have introduced, but there is still more to do, and we will keep audiences updated with our progress. Environmental Policy | Earthday.org | onelessbottle.org