Rotherham Civic set for new seats

THOUSANDS of theatre-goers will be able experience greater comfort while watching their favourite show with the news that Rotherham Civic Theatre is set to install new seats.


After 100 years of active service, the Civic’s seating will be replaced by a new and comfortable seating plan which will be installed over the coming weeks.

But those who have enjoyed settling down in the seats will be able to grab a piece of history as they are going up for sale.

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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 cramped and uncomfortable, and many had become defective.

“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 great comfort and hopefully pinch a bit more legroom.”

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Having served ten decades of service at both the Civic and previously the town’s Regent Theatre, the chairs will be replaced and auctioned off to the highest bidder by local auctioneer, Paul Beighton.

Auditoria Seats from Rotherham will supply the new seats, which will be installed in phases and will be completed by early October.

The first set of seating will be auctioned on August 23.

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