Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall has launched a fundraising appeal to replace its 2,500 seats.
"The aim of our Big Red Seat Appeal is to raise three quarters of a million pounds to replace all the seats in the auditorium," says managing director Robert Sanderson.
He boasts that Elton (seen below) gave the inaugural concert in 1982, and that since then, millions of people have come through their doors.
"Now, three decades on, the original seating requires some love and attention.
"It's clear that complete seat replacement is the only option if we are to ensure the comfort of customers into the future.
"With the Royal Concert Hall celebrating its 30th anniversary in the autumn, this seems like the perfect time to launch a fundraising appeal which will directly benefit our loyal and much-valued audience. As a not-for-profit organisation, the public's generous support will be absolutely vital."
Please phone 0115 989 5555 for details.