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Preferred Seating presents Performing Arts Theater Seating

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Nov 26, 2014

Every patron who has enjoyed performing arts theater seating looks for a balance of comfort and a good view of the stage. Planning boards and theater owners who opt for inexpensive chairs may not realize the pain experienced by patrons after watching hours of music and dancing. These organizations also need to think about stage views from each chair in the venue to avoid obstructed and diminished views.

Help Patrons Stay Comfortable in Performing Arts Theater Seating

Venue owners, operators and investors must find the best chairs available within the confines of their operating budgets. Many theaters are looking at ergonomic chairs with contoured padding around the back and neck. These chairs are ideal for older patrons who have trouble sitting through productions longer than two hours. It is important for planners to incorporate chair designs into existing end pieces and aisle lighting to avoid glaring aesthetic problems.

Ensure Good Views From Performing Arts Theater Seating

The floor plan of a good performing arts center uses solid grading and uniform seat levels to ensure that each seat is worth its ticket price. Theater planners need to design rows at each ticket level with the top of a chair lining up with the top of a folded seat pad in the following row. Performing arts theaters and studios should avoid reclining chairs that have become popular in movie theaters. These chairs create imbalanced viewing levels that distract patrons during plays, operas and choral performances.

About Preferred Seating Designs LLC

Preferred Seating Designs LLC, Richard Barrios P.E. and Frank Sumner, offer complete design, services and consultations with overall development according to seating codes and building requirements, national and international. Richard Barrios P.E. is registered in 40 states and works with most of the telescoping and bleacher companies as they come to him for approval and design layout. We are the international distributors for the new Liberty Stadium Seating and Tuf Stadium Seats manufactured in the U.S.

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