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It's clear that for the entertainment industry, it will be some time before pre-Covid "normalcy" resumes. There are shifts in the industry happening and they may be around for a long time, with some staying permanently and becoming the new standard. In the shorter term, to respect physical distancing, events will have to either host far fewer people or be held in much larger venues. There will be many challenges to hosting events with large crowds, seating that respects up-to-date physical distancing guidelines being just one of them.
There are some theories outlining the use of Checkerboard Seating plans, but an alternative could be more efficient in lowering transmission risk while getting the highest yield out of the seating area in your theatre, hall, arena, stadium - or whatever your venue setup may be!
This model we are referring to is known as TETRIS SEATING - similar to a game of Tetris, you are trying to find the most efficient fit for every piece of the puzzle that comes in various shapes/sizes.
Download this White Paper to learn some basic calculations and configurations that will maximize the capacity for your venue.