Sight Lines refer to the chair occupant’s unobstructed view of a focal point on the stage or screen. The focal points vary and are most often determined by the facility's main use. Examples include:

  • Dance performances dictate the need for a clear view of the dancers’ feet
  • Worship services require a clear view of the speaker’s head and shoulders
  • An unobstructed view of the entire screen is required in a movie theatre

There are two methods for improving sight lines; changes in elevation and chair stagger.