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Kirwin & Simpson Seating

full service Suppliers

We're there from conceptulisation to installation and removal

Why Choose us?

k&S have 75 years of expertise

Being in the business for as long as we have, we've mastered our craft and are constantly evolving to offer clients an array of benefits. From providing custom and comprehensive designs using cutting-edge technologies, to professional maintenance, and an expert installation service for all kinds of seating requirements. Our seamless support service is designed to minimise disruption and maximise downtime in venues' busy schedules.

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CAD Drawing for Regent Lazarus Grand Circle Chair by Kirwin & Simpson Seating
Exploded Chair Component Render by Kirwin & Simpson Seating

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

We use CAD to create ‘footprints’ of all our chairs for insertion into drawings and presentations. We are happy to offer a full layout service to our clients.

These profiles show the variations on our standard cast iron metalwork and the basic seat height and back angles of our Regent Lazarus range.

3 CAD seat drawings for Kirwin & Simpson Seating's Regent Lazarus Chair

3D Printing

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We offer custom design and can help maximise seating layout. We work with our clients to get the best viewing angles for their patrons and top-end revenue for the venues. 

Our chairs are manufactured with smaller envelopes to reduce the need for re-stepping. 

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Services

Installations & Removals

Here at Kirwin & Simpson we not only install seating, we can remove existing chairs and have the facilities to store them as well.

Over the years we’ve learned that installation is most efficiently carried out during a venue’s dark period, and we work with and around busy schedules. When a dark period is not an option, we carefully plan an installation programme to suit the venue best as possible.

Work can be carried out overnight into early morning to allow chairs to be installed, removed or replaced.  We know how important maintaining day to day functions are to a venue and do all we can not to interrupt workflow.

*Installation and delivery are included in our chair costs.

Kirwin and Simpson are available to be booked around the clock, and at short notice, to remove your auditorium chairs. We also have the capability to store your chairs away from site, for as long as you desire. We do this for a multitude of reasons and are very flexible to the theatres’ needs and booking schedules. The chairs can even be adapted to make this process as streamline as possible, particularly when the chairs come out often for Press Nights; please have a look at our Removable chair page for information on this.

Other reasons it is necessary to remove chairs include:

  • Adjustments in seating layouts, due to a new production going on stage, mean that the chairs might need to be removed to allow for better sight-lines.
  • Work carried out to auditoriums, including redecoration and new carpets being fitted, as well as maintenance checks to the building mean chairs need to be moved out the way to allow for works to continue and to protect the chairs.
  • Chairs can also be removed to allow ease of access when shows are changing over.

We have attended many of the top Theatres in London’s West End to remove chairs for Awards Ceremonies and filmed performances. This includes; The Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium; the BAFTA Film Awards and the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House; the BAFTA TV Awards at Theatre Royal Drury Lane; and the British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum.

Kirwin & Simpson have the facilities to safely and securely store your auditorium chairs; this can be done on a short or long term basis. All chairs are packaged to reduce damage to the chairs and insured to protect against any misdemeanours. 

We are available to attend at short notice all through the week and evenings, weekends and throughout the night to quickly and efficiently remove your chairs.

Maintenance services

Kirwin & Simpson offer three types of maintenance services that can be carried out on short-notice:  

Kirwin & Simpson’s qualified teams of on site installers can, at short notice, attend site to rectify the vast majority of seating issues in one visit. This service is nationwide and can vastly reduce the cost and inconvenience of having chairs “off sale” for an unnecessarily long period. In the event of repairs not being achievable on the spot, our experienced personnel can make an assessment and offer a range of solutions and recommendations.

The risk of costly and inconvenient chair breakages can be reduced by a preventative maintenance inspection. All chairs are physically checked for missing and/or defective fixings which are replaced as necessary, the condition of the upholstery is inspected and a report generated detailing any degenerative issues. Recommendations/predictions then can be made as to the extent of future expenditure both in terms of the safe functioning  of the chairs but also the condition of the upholstery.

A maintenance contract allows for scheduled preventative maintenance inspections to be carried out usually monthly, quarterly or annually. All chairs are physically checked for missing and/or defective fixings which are replaced as necessary, the condition of the upholstery is inspected and a report generated detailing any degenerative issues. Recommendations/predictions then can be made as to the extent of future expenditure both in terms of the safe functioning  of the chairs but also the condition of the upholstery.

We are available to attend at short notice all through the week and evenings, weekends and throughout the night to quickly and efficiently remove your chairs.

Why Choose us?

At Kirwin & Simpson we go above and beyond to make our clients’ vision a reality.
We’d be delighted to discuss your needs and any questions you may have – just drop us a message using the button below.