The Theatres Trust Presents its First People's Choice Award at PLASA 2010

By The Theatres Trust, PRNE
Sunday, September 5, 2010

LONDON, September 6, 2010 - The Theatres Trust will present its first People's Choice Award on its
Ecovenue stand (2-M28) at PLASA2010, Earls Court on Tuesday 14 September 2010
at 6.00pm.

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Promoting best practice in sustainable theatre technology, this award
will be selected by visitors to PLASA2010 from lighting and stage equipment
used to illuminate an exhibition outlining the work of The Theatres Trust's
Ecovenue project.

Ecovenue is a European Regional Development Fund backed environmental
sustainability project being run by The Theatres Trust which aims to make a
real difference to the environmental performance of 48 London theatres, and
is leading the way in promoting the reduction of carbon emissions through the
provision of free theatre-specific, environmental business support.

All exhibiting PLASA2010 manufacturers have been invited as part of an
open call to nominate products to be considered for the award. Products
entered represent a significant step forward in resource efficiency of an
existing product, or a new product intended to contribute to the resource
efficiency of a theatre. Participating manufacturers and products will be
announced on Friday 10 September 2010.

Visitors to PLASA2010 are invited to vote on the product on the Ecovenue
stand that they feel best represents progression towards sustainable theatre

The winner will be presented with the award on Tuesday 14 September at
6.00pm at a ceremony on the Theatres Trust Ecovenue stand, the culmination of
'Sustainability Tuesday', a day of seminars focused on sustainability issues.
The Trust will be running two seminars during the day, highlighting findings
from the Display Energy Certificates achieved so far by participating venues
and providing advice on improving the sustainability of theatres.

The Theatres Trust is pleased to acknowledge the support of the following
organisations in the production of the Ecovenue Stand. BioTecture, Creative
Technology Ltd, ETC, Global Design Solutions, Megaman UK, Orbital Sound,
Philips Entertainment, PLASA Events, Scenery Salvage, ShowTex, and White
Light Ltd.

Notes for Editors

1. European Regional Development Fund: London European Regional
Development Fund 2007 to 2013: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
is used to tackle regional disparities across Europe. The ERDF supports
regional development through actions such as business innovation and support
and regeneration. Working on behalf of the Mayor of London, the European
Programmes Management Unit (EPMU) at the London Development Agency (LDA) is
responsible for the administration of the 2007 to 2013 ERDF programme.

2. The Theatres Trust: The Theatres Trust is the National Advisory Public
Body for Theatres. The Trust aims to protect theatres on behalf of the
nation. It advises in planning, regeneration and development, architecture
and design, heritage, and theatre. It enables better planning to secure,
improve and achieve sustainability for new and existing theatre buildings and
to protect theatre use. Its aim is to ensure that current and future
generations have access to good quality theatres that reflect our rich
cultural heritage and offer inspiring new environments in which to enjoy

Further information on Ecovenue and The Theatres Trust can be obtained
from its website


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