Ushering

What will I be doing as an Usher?

  • Duties: Taking tickets at the door, handing out playbills, directing patrons to their seats, and assisting in keeping the theatre and lobby tidy.
  • Post-Show: Ushers are encouraged, but not required, to remain in the lobby for 15 minutes after the performance to assist in the recycling of playbills and clearing of the house.

When would I be needed at the theatre?

All volunteers should arrive no later than 60 minutes prior to the start of the show.

What should I wear?

Volunteers are asked to dress neatly or in business casual. If you have a Columbus Children’s Theatre t-shirt with our updated logo (as of summer 2015), you are encouraged to wear it! Shirts may be requested at the time of sign-up, and discounted rates may apply. Please note: we may have limited sizing availability. As ushering is an active responsibility, please come in appropriate, comfortable footwear (no flip flips, snow boots, etc.).

Anything else I should know?

Each volunteer is offered a complimentary ticket to the performance he/she is working. You can also purchase additional tickets for children under 13 at a discounted rate of $5 per ticket to watch the performance with you. Volunteers can accumulate hours over the course of the season at performances and special events. An Usher shift is worth one volunteer hour.

Please note that we have made some changes to our usher policies in order to elevate our levels of customer service and professionalism. We now ask that all ushers be age 13 or older.