You’re invited to join the dozens of individuals who share a common interest in theatre and a desire to contribute to San Jose Playhouse and the community by becoming a volunteer. Our volunteers’ varied interests and skills provide the expertise and enthusiasm required for almost any project.
Generally, volunteer’s efforts fall into four categories:
Active volunteers are invited to the final dress rehearsal for every San Jose Playhouse production. They receive advance email notification of publicly advertised discounts and special events, and they attend an annual “Thank You” party held in their honor. Those who usher also get to see that evening’s show for free and enjoy other perks listed below.
We have an ever-changing flow of volunteer opportunities. We notify our active volunteers by email as these opportunities arise. You can choose to participate according to your interest and availability.
We will always welcome enthusiastic and friendly theatre-lovers to join our volunteer team. Individuals with a pleasant manner, enthusiasm, a willingness to follow instruction, and plenty of commitment are invited to serve as stewards to ensure audience comfort and support the tireless efforts of our staff to create great entertainment.
Volunteer stewards are asked to commit to at least two shifts per calendar month for at least six months. Shifts vary from afternoon, evening, and weekend and you are free to choose your own shifts. We provide front of house training and ongoing support.
Perform a vital role as the public face of San Jose Playhouse during our performances and special events ensuring that our patrons have a positive, enjoyable and safe experience.
Provide a high level of customer service
Check tickets and show patrons to their seats
Hand out programs
Clear and tidy the auditorium after the performance
Ensure that all audience members comply with San Jose Playhouse’s specific rules and regulations
Deal with audience related inquiries and problems
Understand and carry out the evacuation procedure if necessary
Watch our productions and special events free when serving as an usher
One free small popcorn
Make new friends
Learn new skills
Give something back to your community
Be part of our story
To be considered for a Volunteer Usher position, complete the application on this page. We will contact you to set up an interview.
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