Calling all enthusiastic theatre-lovers!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an important part of the PTC family. Volunteering at Philadelphia Theatre Company is fun to do with family and friends, you meet new people and you get to enjoy our shows for free.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Ushering
  • Subscription renewals
  • Annual Gala
  • Special events
  • Helping out in individual departments throughout the year at especially busy times

The most popular volunteer opportunity is ushering throughout our production season. The role requires a friendly and welcoming spirit, and a few semi-casual black clothes! There may also be several opportunities to usher during rental performances and events, including Koresh Dance Company, Savoy Opera Theatre, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus and more. Rental companies may offer fewer volunteer opportunities, but we do our best to offer our usher pool first dibs if the renter needs help. Shifts include weekdays and weekends in both afternoon and evening time slots. Very rarely, a Monday could be open for a special event.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

We require that you maintain an email account so that we can easily communicate with you since we are not able to manage the usher pool by phone calls. Ushering shifts are managed via an online application called Sign Up Genius, and you must open a free SUG account. Once you have that account you may select usher shifts, make changes if your plans change, and can easily contact us. Ushering requires that you arrive 30 minutes prior to our lobby opening and in order to offer a relaxed pre-show experience we open the lobby and bar one hour before curtain so your “call time” is 1.5 hours before curtain times. We send you instructions on how to sign up for your free Sign Up Genius account, dress codes, role responsibilities, and more.

Please fill out the form, and we will be back in touch!  There are currently no events scheduled through late spring.

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