Many people just like you volunteer their time at Theatre 29 every year. Some of those have been at the theatre since inception and some have just joined this year. Here are some questions first-time volunteers ask:
So why would I want to get involved?
Here are some reasons:
What can I do?
As you can imagine, activities at Theatre 29 revolve around the shows we do. The theatre puts on 6 to 8 productions every season (January - December), so its just about one every other month. And each production runs for 3 weeks. As you can see, as one show closes, the next one is just about to start.
For shows that are planned for this season, see our current 2024-2025 Season Page and check out the information there. Below are some of the tasks volunteers do at the theatre. Click the link at the bottom of this page to read more about these roles. The theatre maintains a series of volunteer handbooks which describe many of the volunteer roles.
Advertising and box office
Where do I start?
If you're new to the theatre the best place to start is work on a show as one of the crew members (props, lights, sound, running, dressing) or to work as an usher (handing out playbills, showing patrons their seats).
Here's some simple steps:
How much time must I commit?
You pick the activities you want to do, based on how much time you have. For example:
Volunteer Meet & Greets
The theatre holds a meet & greet event twice a year, typically in January and June. This is where members of the public are invited to see how the theatre operates behind the scenes. In January, the focus is on meeting our Board of Directors. In June, our Back Stage Night is an opportunkity to receive a tour of the theater.
Our Volunteer Meet & Greets are advertised via the Theatre 29 mailing list, on this Web site, as well as in newspapers and on social media.
If you've just started, maybe you've heard a term back stage that you don't quite understand the meaning of. Check our list of theatre jargon - that might help!
Here are a few theatre terms you should become familiar with, as actors and production staff do speak their own, special, “Jargon”
Simply fill out our Theatre 29 Volunteer Interest Form to introduce yourself and list which aspects of the theatre you would like to be involved in.
If you need more information about volunteering:
Liyan McNeltier, Volunteer Coordinator
for any and all questions regarding volunteering at Theatre 29.
Cindy Daigneault, Box Office Manager
for volunteer opportunities in the Box Office or as an Usher contact.
Jayme Bateman, Concession Manager
for volunteer opportunities in Concessions contact.