Performance Space’s “Green Matinees” return, in a NEW partnership with Climate Council, for Performance Space: SCORE.
“For Performance Space this is one way we, as a small organisation, can make a bigger impact on one of the most important issues of our generation.”
– Jeff Khan, Artistic Director
Performance Space launched an initiative called “Green Matinees” in 2012, where 50% of seats per matinee were set aside as free tickets for those who arrived at the performance via environmentally sustainable means, be it walking, cycling or public transport. Audience members had to book their free tickets in advance and “prove” that they had travelled green, whether by sweat on their brow, presenting a bike helmet or showing a bus ticket.
In 2014 Performance Space has come up with a new initiative to demonstrate their commitment to being a civic-minded, green organisation when it comes to matinee performances; half the price of each ticket sold to any matinee in the Performance Space: SCORE season will be donated to the Climate Council.
The Climate Council is an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by donations from the public. Set up in response to the defunding of the Climate Coalition, their mission is to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. They believe that our response to climate change should be based on the best science available.
“For Performance Space, it’s a natural alignment – we ourselves connect with and are in support of the efforts of the Climate Council, and we realise our artists and audience do too. This partnership is a way for us to extend our efforts in being more green and conscious of climate change, as well as sharing ideas and an audience,” … “Alongside this, both organisations are keen to exchange ideas on creativity, sustainability and further the discussion around these with audiences.”
– Steph Walker, Executive Director of Performance Space
Performance Space: Score will include four matinee performances this August. Audiences are encouraged to come along to a matinee, purchase a ticket, enjoy the show and the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing your bit to support action on climate change!