Closely Seated Audience

With Stage

maximum permitted numbers 160  persons with stage (see diagram) ,

Without Stage

250 persons without stage provided that the Norfolk Fire Service Standard Specifications are followed i.e.:-

  1. The seating must at all times be so disposed as to provide free and unobstructed access to all exits.
  2. Passages and gangways of not less than 1.06 m (3’6”) wide must be provided leading directly to the exit doors.
  3. Gangways not less than 1.06 m (3’6”) wide must be provided intersecting the rows of seating in such a manner that no seat must be more than 3.65 m (12’0”) away from a gangway measured in the line of seating.
  4. Width of seatways – Minimum 3.05m (1’0”)
  5. Securing Seats – Where the permitted number exceeds 250 persons seats shall be securely fixed together in sections of not less than 4 seats.
  6. Where the permitted number exceeds 400 persons the row of seats flanking the front, back and cross gangways and seats near to the exits must be secured in position.
  7. No person must be permitted to sit or stand in the gangways or passages while the public are on the premises. The gangways and passageways must be kept entirely free from chairs or other obstructions.

Functions Involving Seating at Tables

Functions at which all are seated  without stage ( see diagram)

maximum permitted number  90  persons , with stage 70 persons

Seated at Tables with Dancing  without stage (see diagram)

maximum permitted numbers 110 persons, with stage 80 persons

Provided that the Norfolk Fire Service Standard Specifications are followed i.e.:

  1. The seating must at all times be so disposed as to provide free and unobstructed access to all exits.
  2. Passages or gangways of not less than 1.06m (3’6”) wide must be provided leading direct to exit doors.
  3. All tables must be so disposed as to allow clear and unobstructed access to gangways and exits.
  4. The gangways and passageways must be kept entirely free from chairs or other obstructions
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