Kiln Theatre is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our activities and contributing to a more sustainable future.

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Aims & Achievements

What we want to achieve

  • Minimise resource use and eliminate waste as far as possible, promoting a circular economy.
  • Embed low environmental impact and sustainable practice into all our operational systems and the fabric of our buildings and equipment. Alongside this we will work to engage staff and create a culture wherein sustainability is a key factor in decision-making and ways of working.
  • Minimise the need to travel, use sustainable travel options, and maximise the value of any international travel
  • Use the range of resources within the sector – including the work of Julie’s Bicycle – to identify best practice and implement that, wherever possible.
  • Work with suppliers and contactors to find effective ways of minimising our environmental impact and will take this aspect into account when choosing supplies and services for our business operations.
  • Communicate our progress and share our learning with staff, partners, industry colleagues and audiences, working in partnership to further our aims where appropriate.


How we achieve it

We are part of Julie’s Bicycle Industry Green scheme
We hold Green Team meetings monthly
We attend LTC Green Champions meetings, part of London Theatre Consortium

Most of the disposable items used in Kiln Kitchen, Bar and Cafe are certified 100% compostable, sustainably sourced or made from recycled products – including our used cooking oil, which is collected and recycled by Olleco.


We aim to have monthly Green screenings. Check out our Cinema Listings to see what’s coming up.

Recent screenings included Mountain (2017), and Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light (2010) and The Pearl Button (2015).




From 31 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019 we’ll be hosting our annual Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment recycling collection. Bring in any unwanted small items that use a battery or a plug.

Last January (2018) we collected a staggering 310 items weighing 420kg, which is the same as one racehorse or 9/10ths of a polar bear! This was an improvement on 2017’s collection of 193 items weighing 240kg, and 2016’s 189 items weighing 260kg.

Help us make 2019 our greenest year yet!

Biodegradable Spoons

Biodegradable spoons are now available to patrons instead of plastic spoons.


We’re offering 10% off non-alcoholic hot drinks if you bring your own reusable cup to Kiln Cafe.


To find out how to get to Kiln Theatre, click here.

To find out about bicycle routes in Kilburn and Brent, we recommend that you visit Brent Council’s handy guide.