Auditorium Seating

Written by Beth Hrusch
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Auditorium seating has come a long way from the hard, uncomfortable bleacher type seating that was the standard for thousands of years. The very first auditoriums were in fact multi-purpose structures used for many kinds of entertainment. The Roman Colisseum is a good example of this kind of early "sports complex". When used to present plays and theatre productions, it was actually serving as an auditorium we know it today.

Auditorium Seating

While the Romans sat on stone benches to enjoy their auditorium entertainment, the modern concept of the auditorium has evolved to include the idea of comfort. Modern manufacturers of large venue seating accommodate this with designs that are more like lounge chairs than stadium seating. Plush, upholstered seats and ergonomic shape makes today's auditorium seating conducive to relaxation.

Thanks to advances in foam materials, the auditorium seat can contour to a person's body, distributing weight evenly. This eliminates pressure points in much the same way that a good mattress does. High-quality seats will be designed with mechanisms that retract the seat soundlessly, so as not to disturb other patrons. Most auditorium seats have arm rests that can be pulled up when not in use.

Seating That Says "Enjoy The Show"

Auditorium seating is used in theatres, cinemas and playhouses throughout the world. The comfort of a well-designed chair is essential to the enjoyment of productions that often last several hours. With this in mind, today's theatre seating is made to be durable and comfortable, utilizing the latest materials to make the experience more enjoyable.


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