The Abbotsford Arts Centre theatre seats 700 patrons (and the sightlines are excellent!) The majority of our touring and user groups estimate a requirement of 500-525 seats; at 60% capacity the theatre “feels full”, generating a receptive atmosphere for performers and speakers alike.
Wheelchair paths into the theatre are available from the main hall. Two entrances offer access to wheelchair spaces on the extreme sides and centre isles near the front of the stage.
Sound and Comfort
All seats in the theatre receive stereo imaging, and our front lip speakers along the front of the stage give the first few rows terrific coverage. Overall, the sound system is smooth and the house sound is received from performance level rather than above to maximize audience comfort and enjoyment. Modifications have been made to our air handling system allowing technicians to adjust the theatre temperature or eliminate noise when requested.