Greener energy and less plastic

Canned water and paper straws are just some of the changes made at Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema & Theatre, and Standalone Farm as part as a combined effort to become more eco-friendly.

The Cinema & Theatre will also be introducing new recyclable cups for drinks purchased, and providing multiple new recycling bins throughout the building to help visitors recycle during their visit.  On 19 June, A Plastic Ocean will be screened as part of the Letchworth Festival. Released in 2016, this documentary explores the fragile state of our oceans.

Over at Standalone Farm a new “show-and-tell” conservation area is being created to help provide visitors with information and ideas on how to boost their eco-friendly initiatives at home.

In addition to this, the Foundation has also switched to a renewable energy supplier for its larger properties, including the Spirella Building, Broadway Cinema & Theatre and Foundation House. The majority of this energy is from wind turbines and now makes up around 82% of the electricity supplied to the Foundation.

Jason Valentine, Venues Manager for the Heritage Foundation, who manages Standalone Farm and Broadway Cinema & Theatre, said “It is very important to us as part of the world’s first garden city to be aware of our impact on the environment, and we hope that these changes across our venues can play a small part in preserving this for the future.”

To book tickets for A Plastic Ocean, visit or call the box office on 01461 681088.