Happy Earth Day from all of us here at The Point and The Berry Theatre!
We’re committed to working as sustainably as we can and although we know there’s always more we can do, here are five things that we’ve put in place to help our planet during the current climate crisis...
All our Vegware disposable cups used for takeaway coffee from The Point café bar are made from sustainably sourced paper and cardboard while interval drinks at both our venues are served in cups made of compostable bioplastic derived from plant sugars. Clever, huh?
Our Sustainability Hub Big Ideas Day on Saturday 13 May is designed to showcase local or community initiatives that you can take part in which have eco-friendly values at their heart, as well as performances with a strong green message.
We know families will love Roustabout Theatre’s Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish, adapted from Michael Foreman’s environmental tale, filled with dancing dinosaurs and good old fashioned rock’n’roll!
We’re delighted to be working alongside Wild Hive Ecological Education Collective as our Changemakers in residence here at The Point. These busy bees are passionate about enthusing and engaging local neighbourhoods and schools to grow sustainably for nature, nourishment and local resilience.
Upcycling to create magic is nothing new to us – our interactive storyworld experience SNUG which took over the Studio Theatre in December 2022 was made from fully recycled materials (and real trees!) whilst the Point Youth Theatre’s recent production of Fantastic Mr Fox saw regular cardboard boxes transformed into a tractor.
Alongside four other venues in the South East, we will be taking part in a pilot project this year which will encourage visitors to The Point and The Berry Theatre to find the lowest carbon-creating journey to get here, personalised to where they're travelling from.
More details to come very soon!