Are you going to San Diego Comic-Con and wondering what the seating capacity is for each room? Well, look no further, as we have broken it down for you room by room below!
We went straight to the sources, the San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront, Lamb’s Players (Horton Grand Theatre), Marriott Marquis & Marina, and San Diego Central Library websites for the following info for seating capacity, which we based on the “Theater” or “Lecture” capacity for each.
We listed the 6 main rooms first (Hall H, Ballroom 20, Indigo Ballroom, Room 6BCF, Room 6A, and Room 6DE), then proceeded to list the other rooms in numerical order, followed by alphabetical order.
|Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront||2,663|
|Horton Grand Theatre*||250|
|Marriott Grand Ballroom 1, Marriott Marquis & Marina||160|
|Marriott Grand Ballroom 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina||205|
|Marriott Grand Ballroom 3, Marriott Marquis & Marina||205|
|Marriott Grand Ballroom 4, Marriott Marquis & Marina||205|
|Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina||864|
|Marriott Marina Ballroom D, Marriott Marquis & Marina||390|
|Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library||350|
|Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina||160|
|Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina||195|
|Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library||333|
Keep these numbers in mind when deciding how early you should get in line for a panel that you really want to go to. Also, remember that San Diego Comic-Con does not clear rooms between panels (except for the Horton Grand Theatre), so it is possible you might need to sit through a panel that you don’t really care about in order to make sure you get into your desired panel.
* Note that panels at the Horton Grand Theatre require a separate ticket for entry, in addition to your Comic-Con badge. Drawings for free tickets to each panel at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held at 9:00am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion. Each winner will receive entry for two. There is limited disabled seating, and all seating is assigned. There will also be a second drawing after the initial drawing for “stand-by” tickets, which are limited and do not guarantee access to the panel. If you win a ticket in the initial drawing, you must be inside the Horton Grand Theatre no later than 15 minutes prior to the panel start time, or you will forfeit your seat to stand-by ticket holders.