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My niece is doing a small scale show in the local co-op hall, which has a stage but no tiered seating options.

She's asked me if I might be able to find any supplier who could supply within her limited budget - she's googled quite a few midlands based companies but the best she's found is around £1500 to £2000, which for a small one-nighter is well out of reach.

 

It's not my area of experience so I thought I'd seek any input from the BR Hive.

I doubt anything is likely to be viable, as it is a pretty niche market, but worth an enquiry.

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Presumably the hall has seats, so if only a few raised rows are needed, maybe a few sections of Steeldeck or similar, with back & side railings ?

 

I used to provide sound for a no-budget kids show, who hired Steeldeck from the local Council's Events team. The main cost would have been 2 or 3 people for a couple of hours to install it, & another couple to take it away, so a cost in the low hundreds, not thousands.

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Likewise, we generally use steel deck overlapped to approx 950mm row depth, 9" rise generally or 12" or 18" rise with interim steps, and put local chairs on it - it always seems to work out cheaper than tiered seating systems.

However it still costs and soon adds up with build / strike labour so could still cost a fair amount depending on just how many you're trying to seat. (Rough numbers we've generally worked to two chairs a metre minus aisles.)

 

Apologies I missed it in the title - for 150 seated assuming some front rows are on the floor you're still looking minimum ballpark 20-30 decks - unless you're able to move and build them them yourselves it's still going to be a fairly significant cost.

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As someone with lots of grandstand.... that’s a very good price you’ve been given. Modular grandstand requires at least 3 experienced crew and 150 seats would fill a 15ton sized truck (or alternatively 3-4 round trips for a transit van) and take 3-4 hours to fully install. As others have pointed out seating takes up a lot of space plus the regulations covering temporary grandstands are extensive meaning that any operator needs a lot of big heavy stuff and a lot of skilled people to use it.
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