Back in early 2020, Forest School in Walthamstow asked us to recreate the curve of a circus' seating auditorium for their production of Barnum, the musical. It was a really interesting design and build project to work on, and we achieved the illusion of a smooth curve by using a variety of decks and infills. The structure was made up of 11 tiers and 292 of our comfortable tip-up seats. We also built the structures you can see on the stage in the photos. A wonderful setting for young performers to cut their teeth on!
"Steeldeck were fantastic on Barnum. It was great to work with both sides of the company, the seating team and the hires team. The seating team designed and installed the temporary seating bank and the hires team advised and supplied the stage which we built. Good amount of support in preproduction meant the stage and seating all went in on time and on budget. As a Production Manager I couldn’t ask for more. There is a reason Steeldeck are the go-to company for event staging."
Chris Tindall, Technical Manager at Forest School