Sit back and relax in new seating at Wellingborough theatre

Wellingborough's Castle Theatre has unveiled its new seating just in time for the festive season.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:56 pm
The new seating at Wellingborough's Castle Theatre

Theatre bosses say the new seating offers customers more comfort and presents a fresh and modern look for the town centre venue.

During November, work has been taking place to upgrade the main auditorium seating after being granted capital money by Wellingborough Council in 2017.

Martin Cleverley, the theatre's general manager, said: “2019 has seen a great deal of work take place within the Castle Theatre including a new look bar, the current redecoration and soon to be open restaurant and the cherry on top of the cake is the arrival and fitting of the new seating for the main auditorium.

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The old seating at Wellingborough's Castle Theatre

"All of which will enhance all of our customers' visitor experience.

"A huge thank you must go the Borough Council of Wellingborough for their support on the project.”

Emma McGinlay, project manager at Wellingborough Council, added: “The Castle Theatre is one of the most iconic venues in Wellingborough and is enjoyed by hundreds

of residents each year.

"We are delighted to be able to support the upgrades to venue by funding new seating which will vastly improve customer experience, just in time for this year’s pantomime, Aladdin.”

Where possible, the original 1995 seating has been donated to other local and national venues and organisations.

One of these venues was Putney Arts Theatre, which is a registered charity.

A spokesman for the theatre said: “We're delighted to give the seats a new home and help minimise things going to waste for both of our theatres.

"We can't thank Castle Theatre enough for the generosity of their offer and the help they gave us in loading all our lovely new seats into the truck.

"We wish everyone there and the community of Wellingborough many years of happy enjoyment of a wonderful auditorium.“