Lantern Volunteer Ushers – 2023/24 Season
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Lantern Volunteer Usher!
How To Reserve Your Spot
Please carefully review all responsibilities and requirements listed on this page before submitting your usher interest form below. We are now accepting bookings for the following productions:
Lantern Volunteer Ushers are a critical part of our audience services team! Ushers are responsible for assisting the House Manager to create a safe and pleasant theatergoing experience for all Lantern patrons.
Lantern Volunteer Ushers must be able to assist patrons with mobility issues and stand for approximately 45 minutes. For performances taking place at St. Stephen's Theater, ushers must also be able to comfortably climb two flights of stairs. The ability to meet all of these physical requirements is necessary to ensure the safety of all ushers and patrons.
Lantern Volunteer Ushers must be comfortable with modern technology. We require ushers to register online, and we will confirm your assignment to a specific performance day and time by email. Ushers must be able to scan patron tickets accurately and in a timely manner.
We also require ushers to provide us with their phone numbers, preferably a mobile phone number, so that we may contact you in the event of a late-breaking change in the performance to which you have been assigned.
Lantern Volunteer Ushers must professionally, knowledgably, and cheerfully represent the Lantern to the public. Ushers must be at least 16 years of age.
When To Arrive
Lantern Volunteer Ushers must arrive 60 minutes prior to the start of the performance. You are providing a critical service to our patrons and staff, so please arrive on time. Ushering is a typically a 3-4 hour time commitment per performance.
Lantern Volunteer Ushers are required to dress professionally. We prefer that you do not wear jeans. Footwear should be appropriate for climbing the Lantern stairs easily; flip-flops are not permitted and sandals are discouraged.
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. You will receive a complimentary ticket for one reserved seat at each performance you usher. Exact seating location cannot be guaranteed.
Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape, and we pay respect to them as this region's original storytellers.