Allen Theatre Seating Campaign for new risers and chairs

Step up. Sit down. Northwestern theatre seating has progressed from folding chairs in the former gymnasium to movie-house seating in the former church-turned-playhouse to the comfortable, intimate seating of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center's England Theatre. Allen Theatre seating is comfortable and intimate too, but it's a holdover from The Playhouse, so the risers and chairs are now 25 years old and ready for retirement.

The Theatre Patrons have started a campaign to purchase new risers and chairs for the Allen Theatre. Join them! "Buy" your seat for a donation of $500. Or give what you can. Help us provide safe and comfortable seating for whatever drama the Allen Theatre serves up.


  • OUR GOAL: 300 chairs x $500 = $150,000

Our progress