A large auditorium with a grey and white auditorium seating design

Gala Theatre

Refurbishment really making a difference!

The Details

Seating Solution: Refurbishment

Client: Durham County Council

Services Utilised: Refurbishment, CMF Consultancy, Value Engineering, Sustainability Expertise

Working With: Midas Construction

Gala Theatre…

…was looking to improve facilities for their customers and create more welcoming, inviting and fit-for-purpose public areas in a huge transformation as part of a wider project by Durham Council. The improvement work was planned but was delayed due to the pandemic in 2020, therefore the time schedule for completion was tight!

The Solution

With it being a community funded project, and with other areas of the theatre being redeveloped, refurbishment was the avenue chosen for this project. We managed to retain the existing metal work, reupholstered the seats and backs in an attractive colour combination and provided new seat numbers and row letters.

The Outcome

The stunning transformation came in on time and on budget, and the Gala Theatre was able to open to the public again, after months of closure due to renovations and the pandemic, with a brand-new look!



“The renewal of our seating came at a busy time for us. Our whole venue was undergoing refurbishment, and we had a tight window of time to procure, install and fit new the seats in our auditorium…

From our first contact with the team at Race, we received exceptional service. Their communication was great, and they were flexible in altering schedules and working around other trades on site to ensure the job was finished on time and on budget. The Race team understood our needs perfectly, installation was swift, efficient and smooth and the end result elevates our auditorium into something really special”.

Robin Byers, Service Manager – Place & Experience, Durham County Council

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