Theatre Green Book One Toolkit – Producing


5. Carbon Literacy Training

Working sustainably needs teams to thoroughly understand the drivers for sustainable working, and the principles behind it. Widespread carbon literacy training is essential if the sector is to move rapidly towards more sustainable making.

Over the past couple of years theatre-specific Carbon Literacy Training has been developed.

Other relevant Carbon Literacy Training:

A good place to start is by watching Julie’s Bicycle’s Carbon Literacy 101. You can also search for general Carbon Literacy Training here.
Carbon Literacy Training | EAUC (Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education)
Carbon Literacy Training in Business | Virtual College (
Training – Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales
Training: Creu Cymru – Carbon Literacy
Read about Manchester HOME’s Carbon Literacy journey here.


Carbon Literacy Training for Designers and their Creative Associates 
created by Society of British Theatre Designers

This one-day course is specifically tailored to the needs of theatre designers and their collaborators, with a focus on freelance artistic practice and decision-making processes. We welcome directors, makers, production managers, creative workshop teams, choreographers, and producers.

The course will help you become knowledgeable and confident about sustainable practice both in the studio and in production and reveal the creative possibilities in working more sustainably by suggesting cultural shifts as well as practical solutions. You will get a recognised qualification at the end, via our accreditation by The Carbon Literacy Project, plus access to an online bank of resources to support your sustainability journey.  The course is interactive, with opportunities to learn from each other as we work towards the changes we need to make in the industry.

This course is delivered regionally, by freelance theatre designers based in or with knowledge of the region.

To book a whole course or to enquire about upcoming courses in your area, please click here or email

SAIL (Leeds) Carbon Literacy Training

Please see here for more information on SAIL Carbon Literacy Training. If you would like to book as a team please email . For open call sessions please visit: