I work in your typical high school that has a cafetorium. The stage is above the floor 40" and the audience is in the caf space. Nothing is raked. My recent shows have use a lot of risers...if nothing can be raked, at least I can use levels on the stage to add some interest and keep the cast visible and dynamic. I can't move things to the floor because my lights are definitely restricted to the stage space itself (no side booms). I can't add bleachers to the caf section - it's school cafeteria by day, theatre by night Curious to hear how you deal with this!