Client: Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
The Prince Edward Theatre is a Grade II listed West End Theatre situated on Old Compton Street in the City of Westminster, London. At the same time as carrying out essential upgrade works, the management of the theatre wanted to investigate the likelihood of increasing the number of seats in the stalls area without having to modify current final exit widths. Using alternative fire safety engineering techniques and the inclusion of some extra passive fire safety measures in the Foyer areas, it became possible to show that an additional 168 seats could be safely added. During the refurbishment works a new seating design, which now allows for extra width between rows, has since been installed.