Milton Rhodes Centre for the Arts

Project overview

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and is owned and operated by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.  The original structure is over 100 years old, in 2010, after a multi-million-dollar renovation, the Milton Rhodes Center opened. 

The Center features two large multi-purpose event spaces – Reynolds Place and the Mountcastle Forum; two art galleries – the Womble Carlyle Gallery and the Eleanor and Egbert Davis Gallery; two conference spaces – the F. Borden Hanes Jr. Conference Room and the Eller Conference Room, the Wells Fargo Annex, and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Lobby.  In 2019 the Reynolds Place space was converted into a new 240-seat black-box theatre which serves as the primary performance venue.

The contractor had signed a contract with a seating competitor who actually could not fulfil the requirements of the job, so they turned to our dealer, Learning Environments, Inc to see if they could fulfil the order with a very quick turnaround.  They specified that they needed a high-end platform, Learning Environments knew that the only option would be the theatre grade Seatway TP platform.



Hussey Seatway worked very fast to ensure that deadline dates were met for the architect and the contractor, ensuring that the quotes were out within 2 working days and consequently the contract was signed in under a week.  The custom-made product was with the client within 11 weeks, installed and used immediately. 

In order to ensure a very smooth install and to overcome any issues that might arise on-site, we sent a Hussey Seatway installation member of staff who was currently installing a job in Florida to assist. 

17 Seatway TP platforms were provided with 187 Arts Chairs with beech wood panels, seat backs and armrests.



Dealer:   Learning Environments, Inc

Construction Company:  Frank Blum Construction

Architect:  Stitch Design Shop

Platform:   Seatway TP

Seats:  Arts Chairs (187)