Theatres Trust's Conference 21 will happen under the theme of Making Theatre Sustainable. Taking place at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith on the 4th November, the all-day event will see a diverse line-up including Bennetts Associates' Simon Erridge alongside a wide range of artists, production personnel, theatre operators, architects, engineers and sustainability experts from across the UK and abroad.
Simon will be participating in the 'Historic and Green: What are the opportunities and challenges for making our historic theatres sustainable?', a topic he is passionate about. Many of Simon’s projects at Bennetts Associates have involved additions and transformations of existing historic buildings including the Stirling Prize-shortlisted Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shaftesbury Theatre, Storyhouse and The Old Vic in London.
Coinciding with COP26, the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Conference 21: Making Theatre Sustainable will show how, as we emerge from the pandemic, the theatre sector can and must play its part in protecting our planet and in advocating for a greener future more widely. Making Theatre Sustainable explores how we can make every aspect of the theatre sector more sustainable, from our productions to our buildings and how we run them.