16 Jun Stylised Seating Savvy
Standard audience seating for live events and shows includes bleachers and tiered risers but Megadeck offers more – the option of our versatile seating plinths.
Preparing and planning for a live show or event where large numbers of people need to be seated can provide a challenge for organisers. Among the many other things planners have to consider, they need to provide practical and comfortable seating for their guests. It’s not always as easy as you would think. The size and layout of the venue, the number of seats required and how the seating relates to the event or show staging all need to be taken into account. Other things to think about include logistics, installation and access for the seating. It is also essential to plan for audience comfort. Providing adequate leg room, seat height and depth add to the overall challenge.
There are different types of seating available to cater for audience oriented events. Planners for every live event need to determine which will be the most effective to meet their specific needs. Bleachers are a popular form of seating for outdoor activities and sports where the show is set in a central oval or arena. These are often used where the venue is spacious or the crowd is relatively small or likely to be moving around a lot. Tiered risers are more commonly used where space is limited or large audiences are expected. They provide a perfect solution for concerts and larger exhibitions. Another, lesser known option is the seating plinth.
Versatile Plinth Seating
Plinth style seating is ideal for a variety of audience sizes and event types, indoors or outdoors. There are some fundamental sizing guidelines to follow when planning to use plinths for seating. Allowing guests to be comfortable with sufficient legroom and the height required to sit correctly is essential. The minimum height for a seating platform of this style is 400mm. The beauty of plinth seating is its versatility. It can be customised to virtually any size and shape and can be clad in a variety of finishing materials and colours to fit the style of the event. Plinth seats can be stylised to match themes, colour schemes and event purposes. Imagine bright colours and glossy finishes for children’s events or plush cladding in sophisticated colours for a lounge like effect, the options are endless.
When you need the versatility of plinth seating for your next event contact the creative Megadeck masters of style. We’ll create customised seating tailored to your specifications in the finish of your choice.