Our theatre seating is in need of an upgrade. It’s the only thing audiences tell us they don’t like about our gorgeous theatre dedicated to dance.

Get behind our ‘Take a Seat’ campaign with a donation big or small, and our audiences will be really grateful.

10,000 buttocks sat on our bench-style theatre seating last year, which we know can be uncomfortable and cramped. We hope to welcome those derrieres back in comfort and style this autumn after we install 239 new auditorium seats during the summer. The picture below shows the new type of seats. How comfy do they look?!

Crucially, the new system will improve accessibility and ease of use for wheelchair users and other audience members with restricted mobility.

Our ‘Take a Seat’ campaign has already received a number of generous donations from the public as well as a small grant from the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust towards our overall target, but we now need to make the final push in asking for your help in order to reach our target by April in order to get the new seating system installed during the quiet period for the theatre in the summer of 2019.

Any money you give will be increased by 50% – so any donation you make will go further towards helping reach our target. This campaign is eligible for 50% match funding from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, but in order to secure this funding we must raise £5,000 from our supporters and the public to reach the overall total of £10,000. Please give what you can to help us.

Visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dctakeaseat to find out more and donate.