Theatres and Cinemas

Whether you’re responsible for a large chain of theatres and cinemas, a small independent theatre or a concert hall, it’s critical that you ensure the safety of everyone within. These places can have a large number of people within at any one time, many of which may be vulnerable or “at risk”.

Read on to find out more about our products and services available to Theatres and cinemas.

As one of the leading fire safety solution providers, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide exceptional products, training and services for businesses of all kinds. We have branches located across the UK to ensure our customers get the benefits of a nationwide operation, but with the advantages of an outstanding local service.

We have 3rd party accreditation on all our fire safety related disciplines, this offers our customers peace of mind that we are the true professionals in the industry. BAFE being on one the most recognised for fire related disciplines.

Our services include; Fire Risk AssessmentsEmergency LightingSafety SignageDry Risers and hydrantsFire ExtinguishersFixed SuppressionFire Alarms and Fire Training 

Within our Group of Companies we have specialist security teams that can assist with CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access control.

Please contact us to find out more and to book a free site survey 

Fire management and prevention

Effective fire safety is all about identifying potential hazards and taking steps to negate them. In order to start and spread a fire needs only three things; ignition, fuel and oxygen, which makes this the place to start.

There are often multiple sources of ignition within a theatre or cinema, these could include faulty electricals, lighting equipment, heating sources or cooking equipment. It’s essential that all potential ignition points are highlighted as these are the most likely places a fire might start.

Fuel can take many forms, such as flammable liquids and chemicals, displays, costumes, drapes, packaging and upholstered seats and cushions. If anything that could be considered fuel is close to a potential ignition point it could result in a more dramatic outcome than what’s on screen or stage.

Oxygen is, of course, in the air all around us, but it can also be increased through things such as ventilation systems that can aid the spread of a fire. Also, some chemicals have oxidising properties that can further exacerbate a fire by feeding it more oxygen.

Another consideration that theatre and cinema owners should always be mindful of is the people within the building who are at risk. There’s a duty of care to ensure provisions are made for people who have disabilities, the elderly, children and anyone else who might be vulnerable and unable to evacuate safely in the event of a fire.

At Walker Fire, we can help to ensure your premises meet current standards through our range of quality services and products. We can also provide comprehensive fire training to ensure your staff are fully aware of the actions that need to be taken in the event of a fire and how to effectively prevent one from starting in the first place.

In summary:

The key things to know about fire safety in theatres and cinemas are:

  • These places often have large numbers of people within.
  • These places typically contain multiple points of ignition, fuel sources and oxygen.
  • These places commonly have people at risk within.
  • Walker Fire can help to create a safe environment through our quality services, products and training courses.

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Why choose us?

There are many reasons to choose Walker Fire and our quality first approach to fire safety. We’re passionate about what we do and strive for nothing short of excellence for our clients


We are a BS EN3 ISO 9001 Registered Company and all of our equipment is kite marked to BS EN3.

75 years experience in fire safety

Founded in 1940, we have been providing our quality fire safety services and products ever since.

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Don’t just take our word for it

In our 75 year history, we’re lucky to have worked with some fantastic, conscientious companies who are as passionate about fire safety as we are. Read about a small selection of them in our case studies.

University of Huddersfield


The Results Gary Wood from the University of Huddersfield said the following about Walker Fire “The relationship throughout, continues to be extremely positive, both in terms of the engineers delivering on-site service and head office colleagues for administrative matters. The positivity ensures all aspects of the services Walker Fire provide to the University are delivered and received as smoothly as possible.”

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