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

Green Policy

3 star Julie’s Bicycle rating

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 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).




The results of January’s WEEE collection are in and we managed to collect a staggering 310 items weighing 420kg, which is the same as one racehorse or 9/10ths of a polar bear! Last year we collected 193 items weighing 240kg and the year before we collected 189 items weighing 260kg. Woop!

We’re hoping to top it in 2019 – stay tuned for more news.

Biodegradable Spoons

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


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.