Winningstad Theatre This Elizabethan or "black-box" style theater is our most flexible performing space. With 292 seats, the seating and stage can be reconfigured in a variety of ways to suit the artistic form and allow for total audience enjoyment. The versatility and small size of the theater allows for innovative staging and set design. Performances here can extend off the stage and into the balconies † seats can be removed to create additional staging areas. In a sense, the whole room is a stage, and the audiences become part of the drama.