The Control Room is where the main events of the Hunger Games are controlled and headed , such as the chariot rides, the interviews, and the training scores. The Hunger Games are operated by the Gamemakers from this room. From here they monitor each tribute's status and location, and decide who to focus on for the cameras. They can alter the arena environment by changing the time of day as it appears to the tributes,altering the temperature inside the arena, adding muttations, starting natural disasters, etc.The Control Room is seen in The Hunger Games film and in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at various points before and during the 74th Hunger Games and 75th Hunger Games, most commonly when Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane directs his subordinates.
In the film, the Control Room consists of a large holographic view of the arena, with two semicircles of seated Gamemakers and tables on both sides. They have holographic screens in front of them through which they view and control the arena. The room has blue, futuristic lighting.
In the film version of Catching Fire, a different control room is shown to that in the first film. The room is almost identical in layout, with the addition of an office for the head gamemaker, Plutarch Heavensbee on the upper level.