Environmental Statement

Here at Abertoir Horror Festival we do our best to keep our negative impact on the environment around us to a minimum. Below is some information about how we work that we hope contributes to improving the festival's low environmental impact.


Where possible, we encourage attendees to use public transport or car share when making their way to Aberystwyth. Once here, attendees can walk, use local buses or taxis, or car share in order to travel from accommodation to the festival venue. Festival publicity/website actively encourages the use of public transport.

Festival staff and guest travel is conducted almost entirely by public transport (trains domestically, flights internationally) or by car share.


We use a two-bin system and encourage people to dispose of their rubbish appropriately. When we clean up the auditorium we separate recyclable waste from landfill waste. We encourage people to make use of reusable goods, and to get rid of their rubbish in the right bins.

Our venue, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, abides by Aberystwyth University’s rigorous waste and sustainability policies.


Where possible, we endeavour to source our merchandise from sustainable and ethical brands and companies. We frequently reuse supplies from previous editions of the festival (no doubt you’ve noticed!).

A plastic-free town

Aberystwyth is an accredited plastic-free town. Accordingly, Aberystwyth Arts Centre has cut down on the amount of single-use plastic available in-line with this accreditation, and continues to seek out ways of reducing single-use plastic and other waste.