Broadway by name, Broadway by nature – a real showstopper!

Our Broadway seat is a fully customisable pedestal seat that is perfect for layouts on a tight curve, and ideal for theatre, auditorium and conference spaces.

As the pioneers of the pedestal theatre chair back in 60’s, with the original designed by Peter Dickinson and awarded the Council of Industrial Design’s Duke of Edinburgh Prize for Elegant Design, we truly are the experts in this style.

Remember, these product models are for your reference only. We provide bespoke seating solutions, so while we use these models to form the basis of the seat, they are completely customised to suit your requirements and 100% unique to you.

Broadway by name, Broadway by nature – a real showstopper!

Features and benefits

  • Bespoke seat dimensions
  • Wide choice of finishes, upholstery, and show wood styles
  • Optional integral air diffuser vent with ‘pepper pot’ pedestal base
  • Customisable arm rests and end panels
  • Optional foldable writing tablet
  • Integrated cable management, power and data, and seat signage
  • Fixed and removable options
  • Typically, seats are all FSC® approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content


  • Fully customisable to client requirements


  • Wide choice of finishes
  • Upholstered seats and backs
  • High pressure laminate (HPL) seats and backs
  • Natural solid-woods or natural veneers seats and backs
  • Powder coated frame finish


  • Wood – Birch plywood seats and back
  • Polyurethane upholstery foam (CMHR) seats and back
  • Steel – mild steel frame

Fire Performance

  • Bespoke Specification Fire testing available upon request
  • All Fabrics conform to BS 5852:2006 Clause 12.  Ignition Source 5 (Crib 5): Medium Hazard
  • All Polyurethane Foams are: Combustion Modified High Resilience (CMHR)


These dimensions are for your guidance only. We create bespoke seating based on the product ‘models’ we show here, therefore all dimensions are fully customisable as per your requirements. 

  • Seat height – 460mm
  • Seat Spacing (Lateral) 520 mm (seat centres) / 460 mm Between arms; 540 mm (seat centres)/480 mm Between arms; 560 mm (seat centres)/500 mm Between arms; 580 mm (seat centres)/520 mm Between arms
  • Row Spacing – Determined from seating layout and constrained by the requirements of: BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management & Anthropometric data for the target user group
  • Nominal Height – 900mm
  • Nominal Length – 390mm tipped up

Integral Accessories

  • Integrated power and data
  • Seat and aisle signage
  • DDA tip-up space provision

We can integrate any accessory, from any supplier, as per your requirements. 


  • Removeable seats for wheelchair space


Race Furniture’s products can be disassembled with standard tools thereby allowing reuse, refurbishment, repair, and recycling of components. Typically, our seats are all FSc approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content. For further guidance on our sustainability procedures and certifications please reference our Sustainability Manual.


blue tip seats on a balcony

Peter Dickinson

Broadway Renders by Race Furniture Designers
Drawings of Broadway Seat by Race Furniture Designers
Layout drawings with Broadway seat by Race Designers
Variants of Broadway in Renders by Race Furniture Designers
Drawing of high back Broadway seat by Race Designers

If you would like to see the Broadway seat in your next project you can submit an enquiry to the Race Furniture team and one of our expert project managers will get back to you.

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