When your name is called, you will be required to stand in the dock. The dock is a booth-like structure near the front and to the side of the courtroom. To get an idea of what a courtroom looks like, take a virtual tour. Even though this virtual tour shows you a courtroom in the District Court, the general set-up is the same in the Magistrates Court.
Three noticeable differences are:
there are no juries in the Magistrates Court
judicial officers and lawyers don’t wear wigs or gowns in the Magistrates Court
whereas judges preside in the District Court, magistrates preside in the Magistrates Court
When you are in the dock the charge will be read out to you, and you will be asked, “How do you plead?” to which you reply “guilty” or “not guilty”.