In this mode, curtains are hung to black out the seating behind the stage. Portable seats are placed at floor level to create a capacity of 4,000 seats when combined with the fixed and retractable seating. Curtains can also be repositioned to provide a smaller capacity of 2,200 – 1,200 persons in a seated mode.
For standing capacity, curtains are hung to black out the seating behind the stage and the lower retractable seating is removed. The standing capacity at floor level is 2,000 persons and when added to the fixed seating provides a capacity of 4,968 persons.
When an ‘In the Round’ performance is required, the Auditorium has a seating capacity of 5,154 persons.