Performers in North Oxfordshire will no longer hear the creaks of chairs or squeaky floorboards during shows.
Renovation works are due to take place this summer to revamp the Theatre Chipping Norton’s front of house area with new carpet, flooring, auditorium seating and toilets.
The theatre is hoping to complete works to mend the creaky seats, aged floorboards and worn carpet by the end of August in time for the Chippy panto.
General manager Paul Fordham said: “We are in need of a refresh.
“Audience comfort, convenience and satisfaction are The Theatre’s priority – nobody wants their theatre experience interrupted by the creak of a seat.
“We’re so excited to be able to invest in our well-loved auditorium and front of house area.
“With over 53,000 visitors treading our boards and sitting on our seats each year, it’s about time we treated them to something a little more comfortable.”
The toilets at the theatre will be replaced from early May, but won’t expand the number of toilets at the venue due to limitations in size.
Alexander Armstrong, star of BBC game show Pointless, who lives near the village, said: “We are so lucky to have such a beautiful performance space in our community and to have it run by such a dedicated team.”