About Welsh Theatre and the Climate Crisis

Join us for a discussion on how the Welsh theatre industry is responding to the climate emergency.

The climate crisis is the context in which we’re now making work. We can't change that. But we can change how we make that work and what the work is. The industry is an ecosystem, connected at multiple points. By working together and learning from each other, Wales can set the bar of best practice.

Join us at Pontio, Bangor to continue that journey. Listen to stories of successes and failures, progress and challenges, and share your own thoughts and ideas of making theatre while keeping sustainability at the heart.

What to expect

The day will be split into four parts. Twelve speakers who have expertise or experience in their fields will give brief talks to stimulate conversation and answer questions. The rest is up to you.

You can tell us about your victories, ‘green’ decisions that have worked, reusing sets, reducing transport, or switching to LEDs. You can also tell us about things that have not gone so well…

You’ll be seated at round tables to ease conversation and encourage engagement. By the end of the day, we hope to have at least shared some ideas that will be useful and that you can take back and incorporate into your work.

All you need to know


If you’d like to attend in person at Pontio, book your place below. Attendance is free but capacity is limited.

Schedule of speakers

From 10.30: Sign in and networking

Part 1

11:00 - 11:45: Welcome and introductions

11:45 - 12:00: Christian Dunn - The Environmental Crisis

12:10 - 12:20: Kate Lawrence - Low tech creative processes: listen, observe, risk assess, recycle, travel light

12:25 - 12:35: Dr Einir Young - Eco Museum

Part 2

12:45 - 12:55: Lindsey Coulbourne - Seeking entanglements with humans and more-than-humans

12:55 - 13:05: Karine Décorne - The Circular Economy


Part 3

14:10 - 14:20: Osian Gwynn - Pontio and the Climate Crisis

14:20 - 14:25: David Evans - Introduction to the Theatre Green Book

14:25 - 14:35: Gwion Lloyd - Working with the Theatre Green Book in Pontio

14:35 - 14:50: Jim Davis - Working with the Theatre Green Book at Theatr Clwyd

14:50 - 15:05: Joe Roberts - ACW's Strategy for Climate Justice and the Arts

15:05 - 15:15: David Evans - The Theatre Forest

Part 4

15:40 - 16:20: Group discussions and sharing

16:20 - 16:30: Keynote listener findings and reflections

There are opportunities for Q&As after each talk.

Extra info

Tea and coffee will be provided. Audiences are welcome to use the on-site cafe for lunch.