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How old do I have to be to volunteer and what is the commitment?
Every usher must be at least 15 ½ years of age. All potential ushers under the age of 18 must have written parental consent.
You must be able to commit to 1 year of service. As a volunteer, you are required to usher for one performance per month and / or complete a total of twelve performances within a season. The season runs from September to June.
How do I get started on becoming a volunteer?
Apply to become a volunteer. Complete the application in its entirety. The Front of House Coordinator will contact you within 14 days. Information regarding an orientation will be emailed to you. You must attend an orientation.
Volunteer Application Form
Is there a screening process?
All potential ushers, 18 years and older, will be fingerprinted to process a California Department of Justice criminal background check.
I cannot walk up stairs or carry heavy objects, can I still volunteer?
Ushers with disabilities or limitations should contact the Front of House Coordinator to discuss their situation. Ushers must be able to move and react quickly for the safety of our patrons.
What benefits are there to ushering?
Aside from meeting thousands of theater-goers and the other friendly members of our ushering staff, our volunteers earn free tickets to our productions throughout the year.
Do I need to go through training again once the season ends?
Yes, every usher must attend a re-certification class before volunteering for the next season. These classes are scheduled in July and August.
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