The beautiful 1741-seat Roskamp Auditorium is named after Sarasota residents Bob and Diane Roskamp, whose generous $1,000,000 contribution supported the Hall's 2001 renovation. Continental seating provides generous leg room and the ability to evacuate the Hall in 4 minutes or less. The Hall is also completely compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and incorporates more accessible seating than required. Audiences find that there is not a bad seat in the house.
The back rows are only 110 feet from the stage, providing rare intimacy for audience and performers alike. Legendary performers such as Tony Bennett have been known to acknowledge that intimacy as well as the Hall's excellent acoustics by presenting impromptu a cappella solos.
For incoming productions, please contact Technical Director/Facilities Manager, Derick Kitson (contact info below) and he will send you a downloadable Technical Specifications booklet with important information regarding point of contacts, load-in, shore power, stage plots, FOH, rigging, lighting, parking, on-site facilities available and more.