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Performance Usher

The Western Stage has opportunities for volunteers in all departments, but the largest group are involved with our Hosptitality Teams, which provide service as ushers during our performances.  These vital volunteers make sure our audience members have a wonderful experience from the moment they arrive at Hartnell's Center for Performing Arts until they return home. 

For the safety of everyone involved, ALL USHERS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

 For information on becoming an usher, contact FRONT OF HOUSE RECRUITER


Passerelle (noun)  A theatre term for a bridge that linked actors to audience members, allowing for a more intimate experience.

  • Represent TWS while giving patrons a more in depth theatrical experience

  • Engage community by building and strengthening relationships with outside service organizations

  • Mentor volunteers

  • Support TWS Company Members through providing support in the front of house on opening and closing performances

  • First-point-of-contact for our community

The ideal Passerelle Member possesses a love for theater, a passion for customer service, and ease and proficiency in Public Speaking. Passerelles must be able to provide leadership and maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations in a multitude of environments with a variety of personalities. Passerelles are required to complete 10 hours of training that includes the history of TWS, and its current programs, customer service and the production process. Primary Passerelle assignments are community engagement activities such as the Annual Gala, opening/ closing night for Mainstage Theater productions, and a series of backstage tours. 

For information on becoming a Passerelle Ambassador, contact the Media and Marketing Associate.

More Volunteer Opportunities

Costume Construction - Contact the Costume Shop Manager

Scenic Construction - Contact the Scene Shop Supervisor

Production Crews - Contact the Production Manager

Young Company - Contact the Artistic Program Director

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