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Sign Up to Usher!

Ushering is a great way to help SVCT. If the show is not sold out, and when they have completed their volunteer duties, ushers are also welcome to sit in the audience and enjoy the show.

Each show requires five to seven volunteers,  two ushers at the front doors, two at the side doors, perhaps two to help with seating, and one volunteer to assist with food sales.  Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please only one child per adult.

The easiest way to become aware of ushering opportunities is to join SVCT’s Facebook group. A link to signups for the upcoming show will be posted on Facebook 1-2 weeks before the show opens. Or contact the upcoming show’s producer. (Check the show listing on this website for contact information or email svct@SVCT.org.)

 

Usher Responsibilities

Usher Dress

Black dress slacks or skirt and white shirt or blouse – or professional attire.

Arrival Time

6:30 for Friday evening shows, 6:45 for Saturday evening shows, and 1:15 pm for matinees. The lobby opens at 7:00 pm & 1:30 pm; theater doors open at 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm. Help the house manager set up the lobby and concessions before the doors open for the public.

Door Duty

Scan tickets (scanners are provided by the box office), answer questions, distribute programs, and inform patrons of theater food policy.

Seating Duty

Insure orderly and efficient seating in the theater. Assist patrons in wheelchairs or with walkers. Provide patrons with assisted listening devices upon request.

Emergencies

Assist in any patron emergency and insure patron safety should the theatre need to be emptied.

Concessions

Sell candy, soda, and water before the show and during intermission. Clean up of the concessions area is done immediately after intermission and includes emptying coffee and putting away drinks and candy. The house manager will provide you with specific duties.

Post Show

Assist in cleaning and restoring the house to pre-show condition. This includes removing trash from inside the theater and emptying trash in the lobby. The house manager will provide you with specific duties.

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