PUSH LAB – Carbon Neutral Theatre Making with Pigfoot Theatre

Interested in making theatre which doesn’t damage the planet? This is a practical workshop for any theatre-maker keen to create theatre without a carbon footprint. You’ll explore exercises designed to bring sustainable practises into your theatre-making process – from performer-led live sound design, to making the most out of upcycled objects. You’ll even look at powering your show by bicycle! This session will also include time to experiment with a bike-generator on your own terms.

About Pigfoot

Multi-award winning Pigfoot is the first explicitly carbon-neutral theatre company in the UK, dedicated to making collaborative, energy-generating theatre about the climate & ecological crisis.

Their show How to Save a Rock is a bike-powered family comedy about how to still have hope. Most recently touring to Northern Stage & Theatre by the Lake with ETT Trailer Story, and part of Pop Up London with Battersea Arts Centre & Found in Music as part of the Mayor of London’s #LetsDoLondon Campaign. The show is winner of Staging Change, Sunday Times Playwriting & Samuel French New Play Awards.

They’re currently developing Hot in Here (a carbon-neutral dance party), a protest theatre show about climate justice made in collaboration with young people in Camden & climate advocates around the world in countries most affected by the climate crisis, commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre Outside the Box Fund, touring Spring 2022. Pigfoot are beginning to develop a new show Hostile Environments as part of Boundless Theatre Accelerator.

Pigfoot is led by Co-Artistic Directors, Hetty Hodgson & Bea Udale-Smith, with Producer, Camille Koosyial.

Update 9 December 2021

Due to the announcement regarding covid regulations on 8 December, currently all the events in PUSH LAB have a limited capacity to allow for social distancing to take place. If the guidelines change the capacity will be increased. 


Our sustainability programme is supported by Shire Leasing.

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our events.