The idea is to sit more people safley distanced than is presently possible in rows of seats.
From Michigan Opera Theater:
Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) has acquired a 9,100-square foot deck for the Detroit Opera House. The deck creates a floor that covers the
theater’s main-level seating and includes several configurations to connect with the stage. It allows for increased seating flexibility for the Opera House, providing customizable options to accommodate a variety of performances and events during this time of social distancing. Long-term MOT supporters Floy and Lee Barthel provided the gift to enable MOT to purchase the deck from Levitation Staging.
The deck requires three semi-trailers to transport, eight to 10 hours to load in and 18 stagehands to assemble.