Town Hall Seats are Numbered Wrong

Last night, I attended an event at New York’s Town Hall and I could not find my seat.

Although the theater, like most other theaters, has a plan for assigning the seat numbers, it places the seat number tags on the seats in a confusing way so that patrons cannot determine which is their assigned seat. Here is the seating plan of Town Hall.

Since the numbers are too small to read, let me explain. The plan itself makes sense. As you face the stage, even-numbered seats are on the right and odd-numbered seats are on the left. The seats in the two center sections are designated with three-digit numbers. The outer sections use numbers under 100. But that is where the logic ends. The number tags themselves are placed on the arm rests between seats, facing the stage.

However, to which seat does that number refer. Wouldn’t it make more sense to install the tag so that it faces the seat to which it refers by rotating it 90 degrees.

Wasn’t that easy?



About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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