Environment | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is committed to environmental sustainability.

Placing students at the centre of its work, Central develops practitioners and researchers who shape the future of theatre and performance across the UK and beyond. Central’s alumni have a notable impact on the world of British and sometimes international drama. It therefore follows that we have a responsibility to develop ‘sustainable practitioners’ to ensure that theatre and performance are at the forefront of excellent environmental practice. Environmental sustainability is embedded within Central’s Corporate Plan (2013-2018). The School is committed, as part of its institutional identity, to maintaining a sustainable institution and recognises both the challenge and need to optimise environmental performance to enhance economic sustainability.

The environment in which we operate presents many challenges and opportunities. Participation in the Carbon Management Programme has enabled Central to access a proven framework and expert advice in the identification of and implementation of projects to reduce our carbon emissions by 25% by August 2015 from the 2009/10 baseline. Governors, managers, staff and students all have an important role to play and can make a positive difference. The Central community has contributed ideas that will reduce our carbon footprint and we encourage members of the community to bring to management’s attention any further opportunities for improvement.

Carbon Management Plan (PDF, 901KB)

Production Policy (PDF, 433KB)

Environmental Policy (PDF, 261KB)