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An exterior shot of Oxford Playhouse.

Oxford Playhouse is pleased to unveil brand new, energy efficient windows, thanks to a generous £20,000 improvement scheme grant from Theatres Trust.

The 80-year-old sash and tilting windows on the Grade II* building were thermally inefficient, and as part of a planned, wider decarbonisation programme, secondary glazing has been added to make a significant difference to insulation and heat loss, with the hope of saving up to 20% on the venue’s heating energy consumption.

CEO Vanessa Lefrancois commented:

“We are extremely grateful to the Theatres Trust for their generous grant which enabled us to invest in secondary glazing for Oxford Playhouse. It’s wonderful that we’ve been able to keep the traditional sash windows, in our Grade II listed façade to preserve the heritage of our beautiful theatre, whilst improving the building’s energy efficiency, as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.”

Building manager Richard Willoughby added:

"The addition of secondary glazing will help us combat the rising price of fuel and significantly reduce OP’s carbon footprint."

Thanks to Oxfordshire Glass Ltd for installation of the windows.