Looking for that authentic theatre experience in the comfort of your own home? Forget shelling out thousands of dollars on a new high-definition television. As part of ongoing renovations, the folks at the Danforth Music Hall are selling their seats.
“They’re fantastic seats,” says the Music Hall’s box-office sentinel Trevor Dunseith. “But they’re a bunch of different styles.” New seats, which will give the interior of the hall a more uniform look, have already been installed in the orchestra level. The old balcony seats are coming down soon, and will also be up for sale.
“We don’t want to throw them out, and it would be hard to get someone to take them all for a theatre,” Trevor said. “We figured it’s better to have them in someone’s home theatre or on a porch.”
If you’re looking to take home a specific seat in order to relive a mind-blowing concert, be warned that not all of the Music Hall’s old chairs will be making it to the sale.
“When I first started working here, I wondered, ‘Why are some of these seats so bad?’” Trevor said. “If you can imagine it, a lot of the seats were in the hall when Iggy Pop was here. Those were replaced first.”
The seat sale takes place at the Danforth Music Hall this weekend and next weekend. Prices are $40 for a single chair, $60 for a pair.
Photo of Allen’s Danforth Theatre (now the Danforth Music Hall) from the City of Toronto Archives Photographs Collections.