The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139478   Message #3204744
Posted By: VirginiaTam
09-Aug-11 - 02:18 PM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Festival as it happens
As a steward of the Manor Pavilion I would like to respond to Moira flyingcat's concern. I am sorry for your disappointment.

However empty seats equals unnecessarily disappointed paying customers and possibly lost revenue for the festival. It would make it less disruptive for everyone if the audience members moved along to close up spaces leaving empty seats at the ends of rows to facilitate this.

At particularly popular shows last year stewards have asked the audience to move along. Perhaps at team meeting in future years we can address this so all stewards know they can and should ask the audience to close up spaces prior to the show in order to avoid this disruption.