Refurbishing theatre chairs….
Kirwin & Simpson in the West End for almost 70 years…
Kirwin & Simpson has become the supplier of choice for most of London’s West End theatres, and we believe that this is mostly due to our ability to react quickly, work around busy theatre schedules and stick to budgets and deadlines. This can be vitally important if the only opportunity to repair or refurbish an auditorium is between runs.
Having the ability to quickly remove and repair chairs in our workshops also enables us to work more easily with theatre managers looking to keep downtime and disruption to a minimum.
At the London Palladium we refurbished over a thousand chairs in the Stalls, throughout the summer of 2013. The London Palladium is a Really Useful Theatre and therefore benefits from scheduled maintenance visits to keep the auditorium chairs looking their best.
As well as refurbishing the chairs at the Palladium and carry out regular maintenance visits, we also attend to remove seating, as necessary for large events booked at the Frank Matcham designed theatre. For the Royal Variety Performance we attend to remove chairs so cameras can be set up to record the show, and broadcast it to the nation. We have also done similar works to the auditorium for Britain’s Got Talent, the Evening Standard Awards and Sunday night at the Palladium.