Monday, August 10, 2015

News: Rotherham firms in theatre refurb


Rotherham-based specialists, Auditoria Services, has secured a contract to provide brand new replacement seats at the town's Civic Theatre.

The family-owned Hellaby firm is the UK market leaders in the manufacture, design and installation of retractable platforms, telescopic seating, theatre seating and lecture theatre seating systems for any venue that has an audience.

After about 100 years of active service at both the Civic and previously the town's Regent Theatre, the chairs are ready to be replaced. Some of the seats will remain at the Civic Theatre but the majority will be auctioned off to the highest bidder by local Rotherham auctioneers, Paul Beighton.

Mark Scott, manager at Rotherham Theatres, said: "Over the years we've had many performers comment on how beautiful and striking the seating looks when seen from the stage. However, customers did find them a bit cramped and uncomfortable, and many had become defective. So, swayed by public opinion, we have decided it is time for new seating to be installed.

"We have trialled a version of the new seat with customers since Easter and after positive feedback we have now agreed on the final chair design which will give greater comfort and hopefully pinch a bit more leg room."

Auditoria will supply the new chairs which will be installed in phases with the project fully completed in early October.

The first batch of the old seating are set to be auctioned on Sunday August 23.

Auditoria Services website
Rotherham Civic Theatre website

Images: Rotherham Civic Theatre


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