At the Young Vic, we are committed to ensuring that everything we do is as environmentally responsible and sustainable as possible. We are proud of our 4 Star accreditation from Julie’s Bicycle, and will continue to work with them and other theatres on ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
In partnership with Julie’s Bicycle, we are committed to:
- Communicate better with our audiences, artists, staff and stakeholders on our carbon footprint
- Monitor and reduce our levels of energy usage and waste creation
- Understand and act upon measures that we can take to ease this process.
Measures that we have taken already include:
- Install LED lighting in the theatre corridors
- Install a more energy efficient lift
- Work with ethical and environmental suppliers , from stationary to green energy, from sets to waste management
- Engage staff in sustainable initiatives, such as our roof garden and wormery
- Continue to reduce our waste, such as removing plastic cups from the bar during daytime hours and cutting down on printing in our offices.
Each department within the theatre has its own tailored Action Plan on how it can reduce its environmental impact.
The Cut Bar sources food and drink from local and ethical suppliers, providing fresh, seasonal food all year round.
The Young Vic is committed to working with the London Theatre Consortium to further reduce our environmental impact.
We are well serviced by public transport links, with both Southwark (Jubilee Line) and Waterloo (Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern and Jubilee Lines) just a short walk away. We encourage our audiences to travel via public transport.
The Young Vic was recently awarded 3 stars (out of a possible 3!) by Julie’s Bicycle, and you can read our report here.
It's a big (green!) world in here.