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Royal Opera House taking part in WWF Earth Hour

Non-essential lights switched off and auditorium lights dimmed to raise awareness of climate change.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

30 March 2012 at 3.58pm | 1 Comment

On Saturday 31 March the Royal Opera House will be taking part in Earth Hour and switching off non-essential lights.

We will be joining organisations in London such as the National Theatre, National Gallery and The Globe as well as landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament (including Big Ben), London Eye, and many others worldwide, by turning out signage or non-essential lights for the hour.

All over the world, landmarks, individuals, businesses and venues from London to Sydney, Berlin and Singapore, will be joining in switching off their lights at 8.30pm to show they care about tackling climate change and protecting the natural world.

During the evening's performance of Romeo and Juliet the auditorium lights and other front of house lights, as well as some of those on the exterior of the building, will be dimmed in a gesture of support.  All non-essential lights around back of house and office areas will also be switched off.

Further information about the event is available from the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour website.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FovYv8vf5_E

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

30 March 2012 at 3.58pm

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Earth Hour, environment, green, lighting, world, World Wildlife Fund, WWF

This article has 1 comment

  1. ARTHUR WYATT responded on 31 March 2012 at 7:56am Reply

    Royal Opera House we love you. Your hospitality and performances are an example to the world! Yet another gesture.

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