Tiered Seating Banks

Tiered seating banks based on our Cameo system are the ideal choice for manufacturing a tailored multi-level seating arrangement to suit your venue’s unique requirements. Additionally, both our Performa and Ovation systems can be incorporated into your design, depending on your specific requirements.



This solution is exceptionally cost-effective when compared to retractable seating banks. It is hassle-free to assemble and disassemble, granting you the flexibility to optimise your available space, ensuring unforgettable performances for your audience.

Cameo Tiered Seating Banks give you the ability to elevate audience members above the performance area with incrementally raised platforms. The system allows you to quickly create a durable, multi-level seating solution to accommodate an audience, either with loose chairs or a fixed bench configuration.

Feature summary

Quick and easy to assemble and disassemble
Suitable for portable banks up to 2m in height
Complies with all relevant building regulations
Custom deck sizes to hold chairs of any size
Designed and made in Mainstage Ltd’s UK factory

The Importance of Tiered Seating in Performance Spaces

Our systems excel in enhancing performance spaces across a range of venues such as theatres, universities, schools, television productions, and live sporting events. Tiered seating efficiently accommodates more chairs than traditional floor arrangements while significantly improving sightlines for every audience member.

Ensuring the effectiveness of your shows requires careful consideration of the audience experience and their interaction with the performance. The design of your seating layout is paramount in this regard. Our demountable tiered seating banks offer the opportunity to elevate the atmosphere and prestige of your presentations. To achieve this, we analyse your available space, optimising audience-performer connectivity. This involves identifying optimal viewing angles and ensuring close proximity to the performance for an immersive visual and auditory experience that exceeds expectations.

Cost-effective, versatile, & fully customisable

Our demountable seating banks offer distinct advantages over fixed and retractable seating arrangements. They provide cost-effectiveness and the flexibility to create custom seating configurations tailored to your needs. With a modular design, assembly and dismantling are effortless, facilitated by lightweight modules easily manoeuvrable by two people. Transporting the system between venues is convenient, a feat not possible with fixed or retractable seating.

The Cameo tiered system is compatible with various flooring types, indoors and outdoors, ideal for situations where weight or surface damage is a concern, or space is limited. Its adaptability allows for easy reconfiguration to suit different performance styles and venues, offering ample scope to explore diverse theatrical formats like ‘traverse’, ‘in the round’, ‘thrust’, ‘promenade’, and ‘end stage’.

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Tiered Seating Banks With Our Innovative Leg-Lock Feature

Cameo tiered seating banks feature Mainstage Ltd’s unique and innovative Leg Lock feature. This allows for super-fast installation and dismantling of the system’s legs and alloy frames. You just insert the legs and lock the lever to fully secure. The lever is made from glass-filled nylon that is stronger than steel so it will never break.

Our demountable seating banks are portable and convenient to store away and transport. The modules, components, and accessories are compatible with our range of innovative storage and transportation options.

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A wide range of industry-leading features

Our Cameo tiered seating banks come with many innovative, market-leading features, giving you great flexibility to create a tiered stage the way you want. The portable modular decks are lightweight enough to carry by two people, enabling a fast and easy setup, plus simple transportation on trolleys or in a vehicle.

For guardrails, we use an ‘overlap tiering’ method of attachment. This increases the cost-effectiveness and greatly enhances the strength and rigidity of the system.

For seating, you can choose between a choice of chair types and fixed upholstered banquettes. Banquette benches are available in different sizes and colours to meet your exact requirements.

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Tiered seating that meets regulations

Regardless of the design you select, we are committed to offering comprehensive advice and guidance to guarantee that your seating bank adheres to all pertinent regulations, as delineated in the ABTT Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment, commonly referred to as the ‘yellow book’. Our meticulous attention to detail encompasses verifying the appropriate step heights, aisle widths, row depths, seatways/clearways, and fire regulations, ensuring strict compliance with statutory requirements. This meticulous approach is essential to safeguarding the integrity of your performance venue and ensuring full adherence to relevant legislation, thereby facilitating seamless and legally compliant operations.

Cameo Tiered Seating Packs

A number of packs are available that allow you to create a basic tiered seating bank. These packs act as a guide and in reality, any size system can be achieved to meet your specific requirements. Seating for the system is sold separately.

Pack 1

At 5m x 3m x [190mm, 300mm, 380mm, & Other Incremental Heights]


Pack 2

At 8m x 3m x [190mm, 300mm, 380mm, & Other Incremental Heights]

Pack 3

At 10m x 4m x [190mm, 300mm, 380mm, & Other Incremental Heights]

Storage and transportation

Our tiered seating banks and accessories are designed for compatibility with a range of storage and transportation options, including Deck Storage Trolleys, Storage Kits, Guardrail Trolleys, and Frame Trolleys. These solutions streamline setup and dismantling processes, ensuring efficiency and convenience for event organisers. Deck Storage Trolleys and Storage Kits facilitate secure storage and transport of decking components, while Guardrail Trolleys simplify the installation of safety guardrails around your portable stage or seating areas, enhancing event security and compliance. Also, Frame Trolleys provide a sturdy solution for transporting H-Frames and Braces with ease. Custom options are available to tailor storage and transportation solutions to specific venue requirements.

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