Curve unveils new auditorium layout

(L-R) Chris Stafford, Sir Peter Soulsby, Nikolai Foster and War Horse’s Joey_Photography by Ellie Kurttz

Curve has unveiled its new auditorium layout, having added 67 seats to its larger theatre space over the summer.

Taking its seating capacity to 969, capital grant funding from Leicester City Council has enabled Curve to work with theatre seating specialists Charcoalblue to install more seats into the stalls area, increasing accessibility and sightlines in the process.

To celebrate the new seating, City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and ‘Joey’, the horse from National Theatre’s War Horse which is coming to Leicester for this first time 18 Sep – 12 Oct, visited the theatre.

Commenting on the new seats, Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said:

“It’s fantastic to welcome audiences back into our auditorium and to see these additional seats in place. Not only will these changes help us to develop our artistic offering through increased revenue, we’ll also be able to bring higher profile national and international touring productions to our city like War Horse, which we can’t wait to welcome to Leicester for the first time next month.

“The new seating, with better sightlines throughout the stalls, also helps audiences and performers feel more connected, making the experience in our theatre more intimate than ever.”

The first production to be performed in the new look auditorium is John Osborne’s The Entertainer, a Made at Curve drama starring Shane Richie running 27 – 31 Aug.

To find out more about Curve and upcoming shows, visit

Main Image: (L-R) Chris Stafford, Sir Peter Soulsby, Nikolai Foster and War Horse’s Joey, Photography by Ellie Kurttz

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