Enter the number of rows and seats per row into the calculator to determine the seating capacity. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Seating Capacity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the seating capacity.

SC = R * C

Variables:

  • SC is the seating capacity R is the number of rows C is the number of seats per row

To calculate the seating capacity, multiply the number of rows by the number of seats per row. The result will be the total seating capacity.

What is a Seating Capacity?

Seating capacity refers to the number of people that can be accommodated in a specific space, such as a room, stadium, vehicle, or venue, in terms of the number of seats available. This number is determined by safety regulations and the physical size of the space, and it is often used for planning events, determining ticket sales, or complying with legal requirements.

How to Calculate Seating Capacity?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Seating Capacity using the formula SC = R * C.


  1. First, determine the number of rows (R).
  2. Next, determine the number of seats per row (C).
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = SC = R * C.
  4. Finally, calculate the Seating Capacity.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Number of rows (R) = 8

Number of seats per row (C) = 6