INDOOR HOSTING: LOGISTICS AND EXPENSES
Curbside has played in barns, halls, large living spaces, and, of course, theaters. Performing Curbside indoors is trickier than outdoors. For most folks, it’s probably easiest to just contact us. But if you want a basic understanding of the requirements, please keep reading. And then contact us!
Curbside is designed for audiences of about 30 to 250 people.
In any space, the key is visibility or “sight lines” for viewers. Theater seating is stepped so you can see over the person in front of you. On level ground, our trailer-mounted stage is 40in high so people see above the person in front. Since Curbside needs a minimum of 12ft overhead clearance, the total height above our elevated trailer stage is 15ft – 4in. Especially in residential spaces, ceiling height is often an issue. However, it can be solved by using different level seating (bar stools, chairs, pillows on carpets) and distributing the audience over a wide viewing angle.
Because there are so many factors to consider– square footage, ceiling height, seating, stage elevation, and audience size– it’s difficult to provide exact specifications. Our general guideline is a minimum performance footprint of 20ft wide x 12ft deep x 14ft high. For an audience of 50 people, the seating area should be about 30ft wide x 15ft deep, separated from the stage by about 10ft, with different level seating. With more ceiling height, the stage could be more elevated, and capacity would increase. With less height, the seating area would have to be wider, or have more levels, or fewer audience members.
The cost depends on numerous factors including: stage elevation, labor required to carry equipment to performance site, location, audience size, and entity type (nonprofit, corporate, individual).