About the opportunity
Front of House (FoH) volunteers should have an interest in the arts and have a warm and friendly manner in dealing with the public. You will work as part of a small team starting one hour before curtain up at 7.30pm. The team greets the audience as they arrive, sell programmes and confectionery and usher people to their seats just before curtain up. Two FoH volunteers sit in the auditorium and provide a first response to any problems during the performance. They may watch the show. Other FoH volunteers relax and have a coffee until the interval. During the interval volunteers sell ice creams and confectionery. After the performance ends staff are available to assist the audience as they exit the theatre. Once empty, the theatre is checked and staff depart, usually about 10pm but on occasion, it could be a little later.
The commitment would be to one evening session a week during the 12 weeks of the year that we have shows + panto for a month at Christmas!
Volunteers should have reasonable mobility and be comfortable climbing stairs. They should have a good command of the English language and be able to follow simple instructions. In the unlikely event of a fire, they will assist with the evacuation of the audience from the theatre.
Full training will be given & volunteers can choose the night of the week they work.