Kirwin & Simpson

Since 1992 the English National Opera has resided at the London Coliseum, one of London’s most iconic buildings. Designed by Frank Matcham and home to the largest Proscenium Arch in Great Britain, Kirwin & Simpson are very proud to have designed and installed over 2,000 new chairs across 4 levels, in 2003.

Since the new chairs have been installed, we return to the Coliseum every summer, to do a maintenance check to ensure the chairs are in the best possible condition.

In 2014 we installed removable plates to all the chairs in the Stalls, allowing the chairs to be easily removable when required. We often attend to remove chairs for filming when the ENO’s Production is being recorded to be shown in cinemas nationwide.

Kirwin & Simpson have even removed all the Stalls Seating to allow for big events booked at the Coliseum, like the British Fashion Awards in 2013 and 2014.

New Seating for the ENO at the London Coliseum Auditorium