Seating capacity 572 (parterre 460, balcony 112)
Parterre = 560 sq. metres
Balcony = 205 sq. metres
Stage = 57 sq. metres
The Auditorium is our largest space, with seating capacity for 572 persons, and is ideal for conferences and other events needing to exploit its excellent acoustics, without even the slightest trace of reverberation.
The hall is panelled throughout with undulating slats of chestnut, with walnut bench seats, all produced by Franciscan friars who are master carpenters. Accessibility for the disabled is guaranteed by barrier-free routes both to seating places and towards the stage for speakers.
The recent restoration work included a complete renewal of the ceiling, which like the walls is now completely sound-absorbent, fitted with micro-perforated wooden panels that eliminate reverberation. The spacious and comfortable bench seats in Italian walnut, original from the 1950s and upholstered in Frau leather from the same years, have also been restored, giving the hall a distinctive touch of warmth. An exclusive ventilation system has been installed, exchanging the air upwards from the floor to avoid disturbing the public and to ensure their comfort even over long periods.
Backstage facilities provided for events held in the Auditorium, which can be coordinated from the modern and functional control booth, include two large symmetrically arranged foyers, dressing rooms for performers and speakers, and a lounge. A practical press room is also available, seating up to 20 persons in a reserved and comfortable setting.
video projector | motorized 16:9 screen | DVD and BLU-RAY player | speaker table microphones | podium microphones | wireless microphones | audio and video recording | audio and video links to and from other rooms