We’re living in a climate crisis.  

As a national cultural organisation, we have a responsibility to work more sustainably, to reduce our carbon footprint and to initiate and facilitate conversations and ideas which address the climate crisis and its impact on life in Wales and the world today.  

What we’re doing  

We’re working towards achieving net zero as an organisation by 2030, in alignment with the Welsh Government Public Sector target. This is how we’re getting on: 

  • We’re using Theatre Green Book as a standard for making our productions sustainable. This includes making sustainability a top consideration on each show from the outset, sourcing materials sustainably and recycling and repurposing sets, props and costumes. We’re pleased to share that our touring productions of Pijin | Pigeon (2023) and Tylwyth (2022) met the Green Book baseline standards. 
  • We have moved our company base to Yr Egin in Carmarthen, a building which has achieved a BREEAM Excellent certificate for sustainability 
  • We offer hybrid working patterns, ensuring that the core team’s carbon impact is minimised. When we need to travel, we use public and shared transport wherever possible and plan our trips efficiently 
  • We’ve made our office paper-free, moving to cloud-based financial and administrative platforms and reducing waste 
  • We’ve drastically reduced our print marketing and introduced more digital resources which are free for our audiences 
  • We’re working with an environmental consultant to advise us on our journey towards achieving net zero and to help keep us on track 
  • We will be adopting the Creative Green Tools developed by Julie’s Bicycle for the arts and culture industries to inform our environmental strategy and organisational priorities. 

Upcoming creative projects 

Our commitment to addressing the climate crisis goes far beyond our creative and administrative processes. We’re also initiating creative conversations and facilitating opportunities for artists to explore and interrogate the impact of the climate crisis on life in Wales through the Welsh language. 

Prosiect 40°C

Prosiect 40°C is an ambitious long-term project responding to the climate crisis.

As we battle for a better world for future generations, we must challenge the old ways of responding to disasters in the natural world. We must look beyond the mainstream, rooting our ideas in the realities of contemporary Wales – in our land and our diverse communities.

The big question? How can live theatre help us to deepen our understanding of the climate crisis, to understand it not as something that exists not solely in a distant time or place, but as an intrinsic part of life in Wales today?

Popeth Ar y Ddaear

For the first time ever - and for one night only - Maes B will transform into a live theatre auditorium.

The Popeth ar y Ddaear event will invite audiences to step into a future-world where a catastrophic disaster has flooded communities.

A Frân Wen and Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru production, supported by Literature Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and the University of South Wales.

We’ll keep you updated as we work towards net zero. Please get in touch if you’d like to hear more about our commitment to sustainability or to share your ideas for how we can continue to improve.