The Theatre is another one of the performance spaces in the National Arts Centre. With a seating capacity for nearly nine hundred people, it is mostly used for theatre and dance performances, both put on by the NAC and as co-productions with other arts companies. On this day it was filled with kids being led in some very active dancing by a member of the staff.
You might be wondering what a vomitorium is. I saw the word on a doorway out in the corridor near the Theatre- it's defined as a passage beneath an ampitheatre allowing for audience exits, but also allowing for actors to move back and forth. Such is the case here- this passageway is beneath the curve of the seats within the Theatre. Definitely one of those things we don't usually see.
The third of the halls here is called The Studio. It's a versatile space, seating from 250-305 people, and can be easily adapted- this hexagonal space has no permanent stage or seating- the seats are on removable scaffolding that can be shifted to another section of the room, depending on the needs of performance. On this day, children were being entertained by a marionette specialist in the stage area.