Around the country historic theaters are doing an amazing job of weathering the Covid-19 pandemic. For many this means hosting virtual events and finding fun ways to keep the lines of communication open with patrons.
With Broadway theaters not likely to open until January 2021 (if not later), most major theaters are expected to follow suit. Which means this may be the perfect time to capitalize on long-overdue renovations.
Like their modern counterparts, classical theaters are seeking flexibility and the ability to adapt seating to allow for flat lines as well as graduated seating, making it possible for applications, such as workshops, classes, and events capable of bringing in new revenue streams.
The goal with today’s classic renovations is to make better use of available space while maintaining the integrity of the original design. If you’re looking to update an historic space, Irwin has contributed to 33 of Broadway’s 35 theaters. We love historic spaces.
Before the curtains finally go up again, our teams can help you create an authentic experience, complete with:
- Customizable: replacement seats use fabrics, finishes, materials, and stains to complement your space
- Seating that offers flat or raised sightlines based on the space
- Durable options that are easy to clean, move, and store
- Guidance on proper cleaning solutions and maintenance procedures
Looking ahead, patrons will not only be looking for a comfortable, accommodating seat, but also a sense that they’re safe. Reach out to Irwin. We’ll share our latest thinking, including strategies for keeping your audience, staff, and performers protected. No matter the need, we’re here to help.