Kirwin & Simpson

Edwardian Heritage….

70 years’ experience of specialist refurbishment means your listed interior is safe in our hands

Kirwin & Simpson have been looking after most of London’s West End Theatres for many years and in that time we have developed a good knowledge of the specialist skills and techniques required.

Proper repair and replacement of seating and accessories in sensitive environments such as London’s Edwardian theatres requires the ability to source traditional materials, adapt and update existing installations to meet modern health & safety requirements and the skills to replicate original castings and frameworks. The ability to design new components in keeping with the interior style is also essential.

New auditorium seating at the Apollo Theatre, London

…Sometimes requires a rapid response

Kirwin & Simpson were delighted to be chosen to provide the seating when the Apollo Theatre was refurbished in 2014. It was essential to complete the task as quickly as possible and with the minimum of disruption to the theatre’s busy schedule. We completed it in 9 weeks, supplying and fitting 646 new chairs.

“Kirwin & Simpson are reliable, responsive, meet tight deadlines and provide us with an excellent service for all our seating requirements across our 6 theatres, from maintenance to bespoke design. We are a very happy customer.”

Nica Burns, Chief Executive Nimax Theatres Ltd

Edwardian Heritage auditorium seating at some of London's most prestigious theatres