Retractable Seating Alexandra Palace

Palace seating fit for a King (or Queen)

November 6, 2017 2:30 pm Published by

Hussey Seaway is delighted to be providing the seating for the £26.7 million East Wing restoration project of Alexandra Palace, in London.

With £18.8 million funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and £6.8 million from Haringey Council, the charitable trust is fundraising for the extra £1 million, to find out how you can help click here.

The Victorian Theatre was created in 1875.  In 1880 Alexandra Palace caught fire and the Great Hall, Banqueting Suite, former roller rink and the theatre dressing rooms were destroyed. Development and restoration work was undertaken and about 60 per cent of the building re-opened in 1888.  However, the East Wing was left untouched, until now.

The new venue in the East Wing will be able to accommodate 1,300 people but has also been cleverly designed to suit more intimate numbers too.  With specialised bespoke retractable side wing units in the stalls and fixed seating on the balcony, the Hussey Seatway installation allows flexible use of the space.  The seating has been perfectly designed with timber armrests, show wood panels and the exact seating colourway.

With the venue due to open in Autumn 2018, you can sponsor a Hussey Seatway seat.  For donating £450 you get a plaque with your name on the back plate of a seat in the historic theatre.

Hussey Seatway is so proud to be part of the huge team restoring this fantastic palace back to its former glory along with Charcoal Blue Theatre Consultants and construction firm Wilmott Dixon.  Find out more about the restoration project here.

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This post was written by Andrea Mittelmeier