Scène écoresponsable accreditation

In 2022, Théâtre la Seizième became the first theatre in British Columbia to receive a Scène écoresponsable accreditation.

Scène écoresponsable rewards the commitment of theaters to sustainable development. This initiative of the Réseau des femmes en environnement and the Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables aims at raising awareness and provide tools for theatres to improve their practices towards ecoresponsibility. There are three levels of accreditation: Gold, Silver or Bronze.

The accreditation awarded to Théâtre La Seizième is Silver.

Ecoresponsible policy

With an accelerating socio-ecological transition in the performing arts world, Théâtre la Seizième has embarked on an eco-responsible approach as part of its commitment to environmental and social sustainability.

The company has adopted an eco-responsible policy that defines objectives in terms of waste management, responsible purchasing, transport and energy.

You can access our eco-responsible policy here.

In a sector as fast-moving as that of the performing arts, we want to keep the door open to new thinking and practices in order to reduce our environmental footprint. You attended one of our shows and would like to make a suggestion for improving our eco-responsible practices? Please contact us at

Our actions

Upcyling and recycling materials

Creation of sleeves from materials recovered from the Crème-Glacée show (Season 17-18)

Reuse of coroplasts used for the NoShow show (Season 19-20) to create bar and buffet panels for our performances

Systematic recycling of our season’s communication materials (brochures, posters, coroplasts, evening programs) and reduction of paper printouts.


Training and human resources

Volunteer participation of two members of our team in “Tree Canada’s National Tree Day Planting Event in North Vancouver” in 2023

Two eco-responsibility training courses offered by La Bande Numérique and La Fédération Culturelle Canadienne Française: Écoresponsabilité: Sensibilisation à l’écologie numérique et aux impacts | Ecoresponsabilité: Bien-être et droit à la déconnexion

Development of an eco-responsible best practices guide


During shows

We encourage our host artists and creative teams, as well as our audience, to use bicycles or carpool as much as possible

We offer dressing rooms that minimize single-use or compostable waste (water station, unwrapped fruit, local and vegetarian foods wherever possible, reusable crockery, etc.)

Use of a sorting station to facilitate recycling during our travels throughout the season

Laminating our signage for reuse

Eco-responsible bars with reusable cups



Purchase of flights including carbon compensation

Offsetting of emissions associated with our shows outside Vancouver


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