Classical music venues: Dinosaurs in a Cramped Swamp?

If I wanted to attend concerts regularly, the one thing that would prevent me would be the uncomfortable conditions of many halls.

Classical music venues: Not for the faint-hearted - Features, Classical - The Independent.

You may think classical music lovers are dinosaurs, but that doesn't mean we are happy to live in a swamp. I often feel that when concert halls are built or refurbished, the needs of the audience are the last things taken into account. Going to a concert can be like budget air travel: venues pack in as many seats as possible, skimp on the loos and ventilation and fill the foyer with outlets to make us buy stuff that we don't need.

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