Theatre Seating FAQ’s

What size of theatre seating is available?

The size of your theatre seating depends on many factors, including where it is used, if it has arms, and how much space you have. Since all our products are designed to specifications, we have no standard seat sizes. Incremental-sized seats are not used; space between aisles is maximised to give the most generous seat space possible. As a guide, theatre seating without arms should be no less than 450mm, and chairs with arms no less than 490mm. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to offer advice for your particular project.

Can chair types be tailored to suit?

Our theatre seating can be fitted in a variety of ways – floor-fixed, riser-fixed, portable, removable (to allow for provision of wheelchair-bound patrons) and even ‘memory swivel’ chairs can be used in balcony slip areas to create the perfect sightline and still meet guidelines in terms of means of escape. Get in touch and we can provide details on how to get the very best from your space using various types of theatre seating.

Are all chairs the same angle?

The angle of the chair back can be tailored to suit a specific application. For example, theatre seating in the stalls area might require a more laid-back angle, whereas in a circle or upper balcony level you would likely have something more upright. Contact us for advice and examples of previous projects for reference.

Are different back heights available?

We can provide high-back chairs or variations on any size; a higher back is often favoured in upper balcony areas when riser heights are at the highest to maintain best sightlines.

What finishes are available?

We have a selection of standard offerings, but we have used a range of suppliers from all across the globe, so you won’t be limited by choice.

Seating fabric

Our fabric comes from the Bradbury Contracts Fabrics Flamblend range of FR Tweed, with no restrictions on colour choice. We have often used multi-colour layouts to create interest on the seating unit; feel free to contact us and our in house design department will mock up a drawing.


Theatre seating arms can be upholstered to match main body of the seat, and can be provided in solid timber or plastic. Our in-house woodworking shop can provide a bespoke finish and shape if required.

Outside backs / under-seat bottoms

In most instances, these are upholstered to match the main body of the seat. We can provide plastic or timber panels to create a specific look if required. We can also provide perforated under-seat panels to assist with acoustic properties.


All metalwork is powder-coated in-house to RAL 7016 anthracite grey. We are always happy to use a specially selected RAL colour to match your building’s colour scheme.