Theatre Green Book PRODUCTIONS Toolkit – Designing and Making


Special Effects

• Dry ice : Check to ensure that fluids and fuels used are non-toxic or environmentally harmful by following HSE COSHH assessment guidelines5.

• Snow : Snows and confetti should be from recycled material that is biodegradable or recycled after the show. Neither glitter nor ‘eco-friendly’ glitter is safe for the environment.

• Fire : Use of solid fuels should be avoided. Nitrogen-based fireworks can be sourced which are cleaner.

• Automated parts, wind machines etc : Power electrically and maintain carefully as with other lighting and AV equipment.