A popular question asked of the team at Auditoria Systems is – What is Bleacher Seating?
Bleacher seating is a fixed bench type raised seating. Bleachers are laid out in tiered rows, usually with steps placed in the centre of the stand itself for access. They’re a very popular style of seating with many benefits. For example, bleacher seating is a great space and budget saver.
While many associate bleachers with the side of a Football Field or Basketball Court in American films, they are quickly growing in popularity in Europe and here in the UK, where it is typically known as retractable seating or telescopic seating.
Where can Bleacher Seating be used?
Bleachers are becoming increasingly popular in educational settings all across the UK as they provide many benefits. Retractable bleacher seating options act as a space-saving seating solution in Assembly Halls and Sports Halls. Where space is often at a premium with the variety of activities such spaces are used for.
These retractable units can be easily slid back against walls to open up space between them. This process can also be automated.
Not only does bleacher seating save valuable space in schools it can also save on budgets.
We have worked alongside a large range of institutions at all stages of the education process and we understand that budget is becoming a huge factor in every purchase a school, college or university makes.
Without the need to produce a physical seat with backs and sides the production costs of bleacher seating are far lower than other types, meaning we can pass the savings on to you.
For an example of our experience with bleacher seating. Feel free to take a look at our case study of the installation our team did at the University of Leicester.
Looking to have your bleacher seats, auditorium, or cinema seats serviced? Auditoria have over 40 years of experience in delivering high quality seat installations and servicing around the UK.
Advantages of the Seating
There are numerous advantages of bleacher seating for every auditorium.
- Raised Profile – Bleachers have a raised profile with the seats further back being in tiers. This ensures a great view for all spectators regardless of what they are watching.
- Cheaper – Bleachers can be one of the cheapest ways to add seating to your space.
- No Fixed Seats – Not only does this save on budget, but having no fixed seating means your seating is suitable for all shapes and sizes. School children often don’t require a full seat and can be seated closer together to increase capacity.
- Easy Storage – When retractable, bleacher seats are easy to slide back into a compact space. Perfect for small spaces!
If you are interested in Bleacher Seating for your auditorium, contact a member of our technical department to discuss your seating requirements and how we can help transform the space.