MDF for a floor? I wouldn't, even considering the 4 X 4 support.
Yup, but I have to match what's there already and the MDF has held up OK. Will be covering it with carpet since it also serves for music events. I'll probably increase the number of 4x4s under each sheet to beef it up a bit. My biggest concern will be supporting the edges as more and more people step on and off the platform.
The place can be set up theater style, or with round tables that seat 8. Our group has grown since we moved and even faster since the project started.
Surprisingly, the place looks pretty much the same as before the project started, except for the lights. Didn't want to change anything about how the Church uses it. But I will have to hold some training so other groups learn to use the new stuff.
Have two high school drama teachers excited about performing for us, and a couple of our best local theater groups excited about coming to preview and promote their shows. One just did "Little Shop of Horrors", which is a great little musical, but many seniors are not familiar with the play. I think we can form a spin off bunch that go see shows together. The side effect of this is the senior group, Seniors With Inquiring Minds (SWIM) is growing every week. You can find it on Facebook.
I don't think the stage will work for dance groups, but we'll see. It's pretty small for dancers. But choirs and musical groups will like the place, which is called The Venue
. Going to have a big, visible sign placed on the front of the building so people can find it more easily. I'm really enjoying this. But I do need someone to help with some heavy lifting, not good for aging backs.
I plan to train some Church volunteers on how to promote events at The Venue
using simple public relations methods. Which will tap what I've trained doctors to do for 36 years and give some empty nest moms a way to make a living if they wish. Once a business coach, always a business coach, I guess.