The improvements made to the balcony resulted in a loss of seating capacity. In addition to the work done in the balcony, the main floor seating was also reconfigured. The seating area was brought closer to the stage & orchestra pit and extended back toward the rear wall. Even with increased back-to-back spacing additional seating was installed on the main floor which helped to offset some of the loss in the balcony.
The seating was also customized to help improve comfort. After exploring their options, the Playhouse Square team settled on Irwin Seating's New Amsterdam chair back with the No. 12 seat, the No. 142 Fulton historic cast aisle standards, No. 8 steel center standards and scrolled armrests. The standard height for the New Amsterdam chair is 36", to help provide additional back-to-back spacing Irwin provided the backs at a 34" height. In addition, the seats were installed with a full-fold return instead of the standard 3/4 fold. As you can see from the photos below, the results speak for themselves.
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