Tuesday, 6 August 2013

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Historic seats for sale!

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our Seat Restoration Campaign. Through seat dedications, donations with tickets, grants from charitable Trusts and individual support we’ve raised just over a whopping £228,000. This fantastic sum has enabled us to start the first phase of the work this summer: removing the stalls seats which are over 20 years old, and replacing them with our new luxurious ones!

But before it’s ‘out with the old and in with the new’ we wanted to offer our audiences and supporters the chance to take home their own bit of history in the form of a Citz Seat. We’ve been posting some photos of the renovation work so far and due to popular demand will hold a one off ‘Seat Sale Day’ on Saturday 17 August between 11am – 4pm.



Seats are priced at £25 each, and can be bought as singles or in two’s and three’s. We can’t promise they will be in perfect condition with some showing more signs of wear and tear than others – but we like to think of that as character! All seats will be ‘sold as seen’ on a first come, first served basis. They are not naturally free-standing (as they were screwed into the theatre floorboards) so will need a little personal DIY at home too. But with that comes a lovely warm glow from having your own bit of Citz history to treasure and show off to your friends - and knowing that you helped to keep the fundraising campaign going with all proceeds going towards our target campaign total of £314,000.

How does it work on the day?
All seats will be on the main stage.  Once you have ‘picked’ your seat, you will be given a receipt in order to pay at our Box Office. Technical staff will be on hand during the day to assist and to help you get your seat(s) safely stored into your vehicle - due to the weight and size of the seats you will require transport to get them home. All seats purchased will need to be taken away on Saturday, and you'll be able to purchase a maximum of 12 seats. 

See you on the 17 August!

The Herald covered our Seat Sale Day run-up with a feature by Arts Correspondent Phil Miller, it's available to view online here. We took a few behind the scenes snaps at the photoshoot!

Denis Murphy (Head of Workshop) who has worked at the Citz for 31 years,
relaxing on the 200 seats for sale
Dominic Hill (Artistic Director) being photographed in the bare stalls
for the page 3 Herald feature




The old stalls seats resting on the Citz stage

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