Sustainable theatre: theory, context, practice


How does the world of theatre and the performing arts intersect with the climate and environmental crisis? The book Sustainable Theatre: Theory, Context, Practice (Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama, 2023) is the first comprehensive account of the sector's response to the defining issue of our time.

Featuring author Iphigenia Taxopoulou, Secretary General of the European theatre network mitos21, this Members Talk will delve into the topic from multiple angles and through an international perspective. 

It will record how climate and environmental concerns have been expressed in cultural policy, arts leadership and organizational ethics; in the greening of infrastructure and daily operations; in the individual and institutional practice of sustainable theatre-making; in performing arts education; and in touring practices and international collaboration. It will investigate, too, how the climate crisis influences theatre as a story-teller – on stage and beyond.

Written by a leading expert in the field of culture and environmental sustainability and distilling many years of research and hands-on experience, Sustainable Theatre: Theory, Context, Practice is intended to be relevant and useful to professionals involved in the theatre and performing arts sector in many different capacities: from policy-makers, arts leaders and managers to administrators, technicians, artists, scholars and educators.

Sustainable theatre: theory, context, practice