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How To Communicate COVID-19 Updates as a Venue Manager

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect every area of American life, and many venues and gathering places remain closed or are operating well...
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How Cinemas, PACs, and other Venues Still Spread Joy in 2020

This has been an especially challenging year for cinemas and performing art centers, as well as for the audiences who love them. Being unable to...
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Visibility Factors: How to Give Your Audience a Great Visual Experience

What your guests are able to see when they sit down to enjoy a show is among the most important concerns when designing a space. Good sight lines...
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Fixed Seating vs. Telescoping Seating: How to Blend Them Best

In setting out to design any public assembly venue, there are a variety of seating options that could fit the space well. Each has unique benefits...
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Basics of ADA and Accessibility for Auditoriums

Making accessible and ADA-compliant event spaces is a serious responsibility for designers. It allows for everyone who attends events in your...
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Challenges & Solutions for Restoring Historical Theaters

In 1998, Irwin Seating purchased a subsidiary that specialized in restorations. Experienced and dedicated project managers and restorers came with...
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Code Considerations and Fire Safety for Auditoriums

One of the most important commitments an auditorium designer has is ensuring the safety of those who will use the space. According to the NFPA,...
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Performing Arts Centers: Safe Reopen Survey Data Brief

As the country pivots toward reopening, Irwin Seating asked its customers how they planned to approach the return to business.  Topics ranged from...
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Safe Reopen Survey Data Brief

As the country pivots toward reopening, Irwin Seating asked its customers how they planned to approach the return to business.  Topics ranged from...
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The New Normal - Preparing Your Facility and  Guests for a Safe Return

Events and gatherings are on pause while the world recovers, but monitoring and maintaining your facility still continues. Here are some important...
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5 Things to Know About Seating Configurations in an Auditorium

The configuration of the seating in your auditorium is a major factor in capacity, comfort, and the overall experience for your patrons. There’s a...
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Fixed Seating Products - updated 10/13/20

CDC and EPA Guidelines The cleaning guidelines for all Irwin products align with the guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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10 Seating Terms to Know When Planning an Auditorium

There’s a lot to consider when planning an auditorium, and seating is a big part of that process. When you’re working with your seating provider...
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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing an Auditorium

There’s a lot that goes into the design of an auditorium from structural components to aesthetic choices, and it’s easy to accidentally overlook...
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