supplying new custom auditoria seating for 75 years

Kirwin & Simpson

Proud 4th-generation family business of seating manufacturers supporting theatres, cinemas, and concert halls worldwide. Our custom products serve London's West End, all of the UK, USA, Asia and Australia.


All our chairs are custom-made to order and aim to compliment each venue.
View our Core Ranges!


We offer a variety of services and sundries to match any auditoria aesthetic.


We have 3 distinct maintenance services that suit any budget: Preventative, Reactive and Contract.

Why Choose us?

since 1945, Kirwin & Simpson know what theatres need

Based in the UK, we specialise in the design and manufacture of custom theatre and auditorium seating across the globe. Our philosophy is to foster long-term relationships with clients by providing custom and comprehensive designs, craftsman manufacturing, and an expert installation service for all kinds of seating requirements. Our seamless support service is designed to minimise disruption and downtime in venues' busy schedules.

We work with venues and within budgets to create the most spectacular creations.

A team of experienced & dedicated professionals behind every product

Core Ranges

Prices Starting from £199 per chair


Contemporary & Removable chairs.


Classic auditoria chairs.


Traditional framed seats.


Freestanding Stacking Chair

Tipping Portobello

Freestanding Tip-Up Chair


Everyday Stacker

Downing Custom Art Deco Theatre Seats with embroidered row letters by Kirwin & Simpson Seating for the London Apollo Victoria Theatre


Art Deco-Style Seating

regent lazarus

Heritage detailing

image of vine range 25-degree rotating pedestal chair at the bridge theatre in london


Pedestal chair.

Luxury Seating at Melton Mowbray's Regal Cinema

pullman cinema

Cinema-style seating.

Custom Seating Benches for the American School London

Custom Benches

Truly unique and customised seating for any venue. Contact us!


fit for any venue, anywhere

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Complimentary Furniture

From Box chairs, to usher seats, foyer seats, bar stools and beyond.

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Full Design Service

At Kirwin & Simpson we work with clients from conceptualisation to project completion.

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We offer 3 types of packages; preventative, reactive and contract.

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We offer a full repair and reupholstery service for all types of seating.

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An array of products to compliment any venue.

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Working to reduce our residual footprint.

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What Clients Say

"Kirwin & Simpson are reliable, responsive, meet tight deadlines and provide us with an excellent service for all our seating requirements across our 6 theatres, from maintenance to bespoke design. We are a very happy customer."
Nica Burns
Chief Executive
“The Everyman [Theatre in Liverpool] seat is a result of close collaboration between client, architect, theatre consultant and manufacturer. The design and installation has been a great success and the theatre are delighted with the flexibility and comfort of the seat, it looks great as well!”
Gavin Green
Senior Partner
“Kirwin and Simpson were commissioned to... [replicate] the seats originally installed at the Plaza Super Cinema in October 1932. Working with historic photographs and publicity material of the period, they have completed the task by the agreed date to exacting standards. The professionalism, dedication and attention to detail shown by the Company was refreshing; nothing was too much trouble. A job thoroughly well executed.”
Gary trinder
Vice chairman