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HOXTON

An angular design optimised for modern theatres and arts centres. Creatively upholstered in luxury fabric for maximum comfort. 

NEWEST IN MODULAR DESIGN

AN ANGULAR CHAIR WITH PREMIER COMFORT IN MIND

Initially created for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (the PAC) in New York, USA, the Hoxton is the newest design in our removable ranges.

The Hoxton Chair has a versatile angular design that lends itself well to modern theatres and arts centres. The unit is creatively upholstered in luxury fabric for maximum patron comfort, and could also be removed in single units quickly and efficiently. 

The standard Hoxton Chair offers an upmarket look with wooden components on the seat pan and outer back, and polished ply end panels applied. A ‘Stuff-Over’ upholstery technique is used to wrap the seat and arms over the wooden end panels and seat pan. Optionally, the Hoxton can be fully upholstered for a more intimate feel. 

Our design uses moulded foam technology for acoustic consideration for the most exacting venues, yet still incorporates our ProBax Advanced Comfort Technology. 

MODULAR DESIGN

Single Unit Angular Chair with Premier Comfort in Mind.

ENDLESS OPTIONS

Comes Fully Upholstered or with Optional Custom Show Wood Styles & Stains.

REMOVABLE

Available with Quick-Release Floor Plates or Unistrut Fixings.

MOULDED COMFORT

Acoustically Sound Moulded Foam Incorporating Our ProBax Comfort Wedge.

What makes a HOXTON

Key features

best suited for

HALL FOR CORNWALL, TRURO

case example: hall for cornwall

EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR A STUNNING TRANSFORMATION

Grade II listed, former 17th Century Market House and the former Truro City Hall, the new Hall for Cornwall, has just completed its latest reincarnation. After a £26m, 3-year renovation the venue opened to audiences as The Cornwall Playhouse in October 2021. 

To make the venue commercially viable, seating capacity needed to be expanded whilst maintaining aesthetics that fit with the Hall’s location and status. Theatre consultants, Charcoalblue, and Kirwin & Simpson worked with the main contractors to design a family of chairs that could accommodate the multi-purpose performance space.

Some of these accommodations include removable and stackable pit chairs for the front orchestra rows, perch seating for the ground floor wings, accommodating structural supports, and our usual removable, demountable and transfer-arm wheelchair options. Of particular note were the chairs needing to accommodate the structural beams where bespoke dog-leg metalwork was developed to allow two chairs to sit over the beams without a central floor support.

K&S designed 22 variations of custom Carnaby Range seating complete with two shades of bespoke fabric (designed to reflect the slate and oak heritage of the Cornish region). The Tipping Portobello pit chairs were designed specifically to look like they belonged within the rest of the venue. They are linked but easily removed and the unique tip-up arm allows them to be stacked 7-high when not in use.

In total, Kirwin & Simpson added 350 additional seating positions to bring the Cornwall Playhouse capacity up to over 1,300.

“Kirwin & Simpson set the gold standard in theatre seating for Capital Projects. As always, having worked with them before, our chairs on the transformation of Hall for Cornwall’s capital project are stunning. The attention and care they show are exemplary, coupled with exquisite craftsmanship. Their work sits centre stage of our beautiful new auditorium in the newly launched Cornwall Playhouse.”

– Julien Boast, CEO, Hall for Cornwall 

tipping portobello in action

some of the places we've installed