Sponsor a Seat


In 1982, seating from the Grand Circle was sold and presumed lost forever. Forty years later, these unique chairs were rediscovered and offered back to the theatre.

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Manual Process

If you wish to Sponsor a Seat using a paper form you can download our Seat Sponsorship form from the link below.

Choose the right seat

When you sponsor a seat, you are helping us to secure the future of the theatre and to help with it’s restoration.

We are delighted to say that we have now had 399 Grand Circle returned seats sponsored. We are going to pause the sponsorship scheme once we reach 400. This is to ensure that we can check the remaining seats are useable before we install them. We will then make the rest of the seats available to sponsor. We are very grateful to everyone who has sponsored a seat so far. The money we have raised has not only enabled to pay for the seats but will also help with the installation costs.

If you wish to give a Seat Sponsorship as a gift to someone please contact us first via the email button below so we can ensure it is done correctly for you. 

Please ensure you put YOUR details on the payment page and these must match your payment card. Thank you.


Personal Sponsorship


Personal Sponsorship


Business Sponsorship


Business Sponsorship


Frequently asked questions

In 1982 the original seating from the Grand Circle of the Winter Gardens was sold and presumed lost forever. Nearly forty years later, these unique chairs from our wonderful theatre were discovered and offered back to the theatre. Leyland Masonic Hall who purchased them in 1982 has extensively refurbished them so they are in excellent condition.

The Friends of the Winter Gardens had less than a year to raise the money required to return them back to the Grand Circle. Please pledge your support for the future restoration of the Winter Gardens by sponsoring a chair.

Yes you can. There is no limit on how many seats you can sponsor.