Calculate how many guests your venue can hold by entering either the space in square metreage, the venue’s normal standing (max.) capacity or the venue’s normal seated capacity. We’ll show you the result with 2 metre social distancing measures in place and the massive difference on capacity if the restriction is reduced to 1 metre.

Square Metres

If you know your venue's space in square metres enter it here to calculate your venue's max. capacities.

Standing Capacity

Your venue's Fire & Safety Regulated max. standing occupancy. Enter pre-covid numbers.

Seated Capacity

Venues that were already primarily seated spaces such as restaurants please enter your pre-covid capacity.


Disclaimer: Please note that these calculations are estimates and should not be taken as fact. Differences in a venue’s shape, layout and configuration will have an effect on the maximum number of guests. Calculations are based on the Irish Fire Safety Regulations maximum occupancy for a licensed premises (pre covid-19) of 2 persons per square metre for standing areas and 1 person per square metre for seated areas. VenueSearch do not accept any liability for inaccuracies. 

Credit: Further calculations were made using pieces of information from a report published by the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) which was carried out by Knapton Consulting Engineers. A copy of the report can be downloaded from their website here