This is the style of seating where attendees are seated around a number of tables (usually round) at a venue.  It is preferable for people with disabilities as it provides a surface upon which to rest or lay items on.  It’s also far more conducive to networking and creates a sense ‘being in the room with others’ rather than the theatre style which does not allow for engagement.

When using this arrangement, it is important to remember that there will need to be sufficient space for a wheelchair to get by each table.  Further, remember to remove some of the chairs to allow any wheelchair users to sit.

Cabaret Style is also inclusive with regard to provision of BSL, note-takers or other providers of communication support, being able to be seated where suitable for their clients.

Cabaret Style Seating