Liverpool Philharmonic


The Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations. Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performs over 80 concerts each season in their home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as performances throughout the UK and venues throughout the world.


Austen Lewis were approached for their specialist knowledge in temporary seating and our reputation for creative production, with requirements for a seating solution to fill a large tent styled indoor arena. Our brief required just over 6,000 tip up seats spread across three large seating stands, as well as ground floor level seats for the people in attendance to watch the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra live.


To achieve the end result our design team dropped our designs into a map of the venue and we opted to use our custom ‘A’ frame system, as the ground was flat to provide the structural framework of the seating stands. The strength of our unique system enabled us to easily install the decks along with the 5,000 plus temporary tip up seats creating one large curved seating stand. We then laid into position the Austen Lewis flat floor grid and added a further 1,000 seats for a much better view of the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra. A small section of tables and chairs were installed for the VIP area of the event with a few finishing touches applied by the Austen Lewis finishing team, creating a cohesive and well-executed delivery on brief and within budget.