Trailblazing sustainability projects as part of our core business, Arcola Theatre aims to be the world’s first carbon neutral theatre. Initiated in 2007 as the Arcola Energy Project, Arcola’s vision for a sustainable, equitable and creative future is at the heart of all we do.
In 2010 we set up Arcola Energy Ltd to take forwards technology development and commercial elements. Arcola Energy specialises in the integration of hydrogen and fuel cells, with a reputation for capturing end-user needs, strong industry partnerships and low-cost UK manufacturing. Arcola Theatre works closely with Arcola Energy, particularly on renewable energy projects.
Since 2012, all organisations that receive regular funding from Arts Council England have to report on their environmental performance. We’ve reduced our carbon footprint by 25.4% (from 110.1 tonnes in 2011-12 to 83.1 tonnes in 2013-14).