Urgent replacements will be made to a range of outdated equipment backstage, helping make the theatre more environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and safer to run.
Lighting will be transformed with energy saving fittings throughout and equipment purchased to make it easier to stage and look after the Theatre’s increasing range and volume of productions.
A new washing machine has been installed in the laundry room which will provide the Wardrobe Manager with better facilities to maintain costumes. We have our own Wardrobe Department where costumes are lovingly created on-site for produced productions.
Our workshop has also had its paint bridge refurbished to increase its longevity, which enables the scenic artists to paint cloths and scenery at height safely. The paint bridge is an asset as there are not many paint bridges left in London.
We have upgraded the auditorium lighting system to use LED lights, giving audiences the benefit of an improved theatrical experience. By converting the current incandescent bulbs to LED lights, we estimate it will reduce total CO2 emissions by 7.5 tonnes annually.