Seating Capacities and Facilities

The Conference Center at Prairie State College offers a wide variety of flexible seating options. Review the seating capacity by toggling between the social distancing and standard setups using the capacity levels button below.

Standard Seat Capacity

Room Size Square U-Shape Classroom Theater Pods Banquet Rounds Vendors
1315 25’W x 25’ L 20 16 30 45 20 30 28 10
1318 25’W x 27’ L 16 12 25 30 16 20 14 7
1320 25’W x 27’ L 16 14 30 30 24 24 28 10
1322 25’ W x 25’ L 16 18 32 50 24 30 28 10
Proven IT (1318/1320) 25W’ x 53’L 40 36 70 100 60 70 70 16
Barnes and Noble College Auditorium 5,077 square feet       486        
Full Capacity Seating Diagram

Social Distancing Capacity

Room Size Square U-Shape Classroom Theater
1315 25’W x 25’ L 7 6 8 10
1318 25’W x 27’ L 7 6 8 10
1320 25’W x 27’ L 10 8 10 10
1322 25’ W x 25’ L 10 8 10 10
Proven IT (1318/1320) 25W’ x 53’L 10 10 10 10
Social Distancing Capacity Seating Diagram

Auditorium Barnes and Noble logo

The PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium hosts a variety of events including financial services seminars, professional conferences, corporate sales meetings, concerts, and plays. It seats up to 486 people in a comfortable atmosphere with great acoustics and sight lines. The theater is equipped with a rear screen projection system and satellite downlink capability.

PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium Stage


The Conference Center  rotunda serves as the hub of our facility. Most of the meeting rooms branch from the rotunda area. It serves as an informal meeting area. It’s also a great place for registration, coffee breaks, kick-off announcements, and receptions.

Conference Center Rotunda

Room 1318/1320 proven it logo

The Proven IT room is our largest meeting room and accommodates up to 80 participants. It’s equipped with a dry erase board, and a drop down LCD projector and screen. A hidden partition converts the space into two separate meeting rooms.

Proven IT Conference Room

Room 1322

This room can accommodates up to 50 participants, and is equipped with a dry erase board, drop-down movie screen, and serving station.

Room 1322

Room 1315

Conveniently located just off the rotunda, this room is ideal for small group meetings, and can accommodate up to 30 people based. This room is equipped with a drop down screen and serving station.

Room 1315

Christopher Art Gallery

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, during shows, the gallery hosts six to eight shows per year, featuring local and regional artists, as well as student works. Guest curators select artwork which best exemplify the theme for each show. The Prairie State College Foundation oversees gallery operations.

Christopher Art Gallery