Studio Capacity Calculator

We write your Risk Assessment based on the latest guidance at the time. As you can imagine with the guidelines changing so regularly it could, therefore, be out of date as soon as we hit send.

As such we have set up the ‘Capacity Calculator’ below which allows you to input your studio dimensions and be provided with a studio capacity based on the latest guidelines available at the time.

In order to assist you in managing your studios more effectively we have split the results into 3 categories;

  • Capacity for low impact work (i.e where the respiratory rate remains relatively normal e.g drama and low impact dance work). For example this may be an Acting class, a Ballet class for beginners, a Parent and Toddler dance class or a Ballroom class for seniors.
  • Capacity for high impact work (i.e where the respiratory rate is increased beyond normal). All classes where the respiratory rate of the individual is raised thus increasing the aerosol effect.
  • Capacity for singing. Singing is now allowed by both professionals and non-professionals (in England), although restrictions apply to the non-professional environment as outlined in your Risk Assessment.

Please select the type of ventilation in your space (for most this will be ‘I am able to open doors and windows but no fresh air handling’) in order to provide the most accurate results.

Once you have calculated your current studio capacities if they differ from those stated on your Risk Assessment, we suggest that you print or save the results and keep them with your Risk Assessment. It would be worth returning to the calculator every so often just to check that your capacities are still current (who knows you may find you have capacity for a few extra students!).

NOTE: All capacities stated below are subject to the current cap of 15 which applies to all Out of School provision at the current time and may vary depending on the guidance of devolved nations and local advice.

Use of this calculator is in line with our Terms and Conditions.