Cinema and Theatre Seating Manufacturer
Welcome to Auditoria Services, we are the UK market leaders in theatre seating manufacture, design and installation for theatres, cinemas, lecture theatres and much more.
Auditoria Services was founded in 1977. Our founder was an engineer by trade and could see a gap in the market for a seating company that would provide quality seating to local venues using local suppliers.
Over 40 years later, we still hold the same values as we did then. We are also still based in Rotherham and are proud to be a part of the manufacturing heritage of the town which can date back to around 1823.
We are a family business and we manufacture all of our products using locally sourced materials. From our UK headquarters in South Yorkshire, our experienced staff provide fantastic support and maximum professionalism. We place the utmost of importance on customer satisfaction and that comes hand in hand with the quality of our products.
As a leading theatre seating manufacturer, we take great care in the manufacturing of our seating systems and ensure the whole process is carried out to the very highest of standards. The working partnerships we enjoy with our clients are something we are immensely proud of and sharing our extensive experiences to help you find the perfect and most cost-effective solution is at the forefront of our minds. The majority of our projects have come from recommendations from completely satisfied customers, architects and contractors alike. Our unrivalled track record in auditorium seat manufacturing, design and installation gives us great confidence in being able to “take care of all your seating requirements”.
Each chair is carefully designed, offering reliability and safe operation with a long lifetime expectancy and low operational costs. We value the opportunity to work with clients and designers on special chair designs, our talented in-house design team and experienced engineers benefit from the use of computer aided design to fulfil your requirements. All our chairs offer a range of features which can be customised to suit the desired appearance or meet a specific budget requirement, including: wooden or upholstered arms, timber outer panels, seat numbers, row letters and much more. With hundreds of different colours and finishes, we can blend in with the architecture and interior colour scheme of almost any space. Each seat is designed with safety in mind, with the tipping mechanisms completely shrouded to prevent any risk of finger or clothing trapping, enhancing durability and reducing maintenance requirements. Our seating systems are designed with durability, practicality, comfort, safety and total flexibility in mind.
Our company ethos
Everything we do is with customer satisfaction in mind, we’re very proud of everything that we produce and we want to ensure that you are as happy with it as we are.
Every single audience seating product is made to the highest quality and accuracy with constant investment in new machinery and people enabling the latest design and manufacturing techniques. From robotic welders to our new flatbed and tube laser cutters and CNC lathe. These, along with our own powder coating plant, mean that we can provide you with the best possible finished article.
This ongoing investment helps to ensure that we are always in complete control of every stage of the process and at the forefront of the industry, ensuring our customers are getting the best quality products and value for their money.
What we do
We are the only audience seating company that provides all of our services in-house. This means that we can design, manufacture, deliver, and install a complete variety of seating and fixed tiering from our offices and factory in Rotherham to provide the best seating solutions for venues around the UK and further afield to places such as the UAE and Australia.
Each of our audience seating products is carefully designed in our Rotherham office to offer reliability, safe operation, long lifetime expectancy, and low operational costs.
Proud to be made in the UK, all our retractable, lecture and theatre seating and tiering is made at our factory in Rotherham using materials from local suppliers.
Our manufacturing team have hundreds of combined years’ experience in the seating industry. With our constant investment in these employees and the latest machinery for them to use, we can ensure that whatever we produce for you will meet the highest standard for quality and longevity.
Our experienced in-house audience seating installation team know our products inside out. This means they can always find the best way to build our seating on-site to ensure your seating comes together perfectly.
Our retractable telescopic platforms combined with a comprehensive range of individual folding chairs and benches offer a practical seating solution, allowing almost any space to be used to its full potential. Commonly used in venues such as primary schools, village halls, multi-purpose halls and conference centres, any space requiring a flexible tiered seating solution can benefit from one of our retractable platforms. Careful consideration is taken to make each system as user friendly as possible, with the inclusion of: power operation, auto folding chairs, self-storing side rails and drapes.
Our most economical, fully upholstered, individual chair, the RS 2, has been successfully installed in hundreds of schools, academies and colleges throughout the UK, alongside our upholstered bench seat with folding back rest, these models form the basis of our educational range. The RS 3 and RS 5 models, alongside our RS 6 chair, are the mainstay of our theatre quality range, as with all other products we offer, these can all be manufactured to suit. To complete our range, bleacher seating and folding seating are excellent value, normally fitted into sports halls, these are widely used for sporting events and are extremely durable. The bench system uses laminated boards, which includes wood grains and contemporary solid colours, benefiting from a unique high pressure edging system to make it one of the most durable products on the market.
As a theatre seating manufacturer, we offer a comprehensive range of individual folding seats and benches for a practical, elegant fixed solution. Commonly used in theatres, school halls, multi-purpose venues and conference centres, any venue requiring seating can benefit from one of our theatre chairs.
The TS 2, works just as well as a standalone unit when budgets are keen and the TS 3 & TS 5 can be tailored to suit in a similar way. The TS 4, TS 7, TS 8 and TS 9 chairs are the backbone of our theatre range, all of which offer a classic design and feel. The TS 6 Premium and TS 11 chairs have a more contemporary character and were originally designed for specific projects and have now been added to the main range due to popular demand. Our theatre seating can also be matched with our retractable seating, mounted on fixed tiering structures, provided in portable or removable versions to give complete continuity of design.
Our unrivalled range of lecture theatre seating and benches with fixed, folding or removable writing ledges offer a practical, flexible and durable solution. We are proud to have successfully installed lecture theatre seating and fixed tiering to almost all of the major universities throughout the UK, as well as many schools and colleges. Writing surfaces and modesty panels benefit from a high pressure edging system, with an extensive range of colours available, providing the required style and longevity demanded of a modern lecture theatre.
Offering quality where budgets are tight, the LT 1 chair is the entry level of our university lecture theatre seating range. The LT 3 chair is tried and tested and has been installed in many of the UK’s leading universities. The LT 5 chair is our best-selling lecture room chair and is the chair of choice for the discerning architect, bursar, estates manager and end user. The LT 7 model offers a higher level of refinement, balancing the company’s underlying quality standard by using the very best materials. For theatre quality chairs, where the most robust folding writing ledge in the industry is required, the TS 9 is an absolute must; owing to its pedestal mount, this chair works just as well on a curve as it does in geometric rows. The Harvard lecture theatre arrangement is ever increasing in popularity; including electrical outlets for power, this modern take on the lecture theatre gives a totally different feel to the standard lecture theatre environment. Many of our systems are mounted on custom designed fixed seating structures, which are fitted over existing floors or designed to fix directly onto primary steel structures. Our unrivalled knowledge of designing and installing fixed tiering is invaluable to create the ultimate space.