At The Greenhouse, our mission is to:
Create ground-breaking, innovative, award-winning art
That creates climate action and encourages climate-conscious lifestyles.
“It’s dark. And cold. Early November, and the kind of night where the darkness is light, and the light is bright white and piercing. You walk along the canal and begin to hear the faint sound of chatting and laughter in the distance.”
By 2030, we aim for The Greenhouse to be an internationally-renowned arts organisation, that has significantly changed the way we think and talk about climate.
“The courtyard is dotted with flowerbeds and little gardens. On three sides are three single-storey wooden buildings, and on the fourth side is the river or canal – which you turn to overlook for a moment.”
By 2030, The Greenhouse will open the doors on its first permanent venue. By 2035, we will have expanded this, to include an entire hub of buildings with performance spaces, rehearsal spaces, a bar, and space for our community of sustainable businesses. All of these spaces will be unique, beautiful, and welcoming.
“You see a throng of activity. Families sit in front of the bar enjoying lunch. You see friends sitting on benches and talking. In one corner, a group of people are taking a yoga class, and somewhere inside, you hear the sound of music being practiced.”
Our people love working with us. We actively invest in artists and administrators to help them become the best possible versions of themselves. We take an a-hierarchical approach that fosters respect and a sense of radical collectivism. Audiences will feel welcomed into this community. And we won’t rest on our laurels – we will continue to actively seek out new audiences and new connections through touring and work in our local community.
“The show you see is kind, engaging, and thought-provoking. It’s also the best show you’ve seen all year. You feel inspired and empowered – you feel your strength and your significance, and you being to understand the role you can play in combating the climate crisis.”
The Greenhouse has branched out significantly. As well as ground-breaking theatre, we’ve moved into many other art forms, including film, television, dance, and music. Yet underpinning this is the same approach. The same kind, engaging, innovative shows that prioritise personal connection over spectacle and grandeur, and leave you feeling nourished. Our work has developed an international reputation, which is quite impressive for a 200-seater theatre made of trash.