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Whether backstage‚ in Front of House‚ or working at a special event‚ Huntington volunteers have the unique opportunity to assist the theatre and at the same time become a part of The Huntington family.



Ushers – Help support The Huntington!

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the theatre’s Front of House operations. More than 1,280 volunteers are needed for more than 300 performances each season!

Volunteer ushers should check in with the House Manager and Head Usher upon arrival. Arrival times may vary, depending upon the venue. Volunteer ushers are expected to hand out programs, help seat patrons before the show starts, and answer basic questions which patrons have about the theatre. In exchange, ushers can see the performance free of charge and get an inside look at the workings of a professional theatre company.

Many people‚ including couples‚ families‚ and friends volunteer at The Huntington. Please join us!

Volunteer at The Huntington Calderwood

Venue Directions and Parking


How to Sign Up:

Please email for volunteering at the Calderwood Pavilion.


What to expect as a Huntington Calderwood volunteer:

Please arrive at the Pavilion 1 hour before the performance. If you are late for your shift, we may give away your slot to another volunteer.

Please dress all in black. No jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers.

Duties include stuffing programs, seating patrons, helping in the lobby area during intermission, and light clean up after the performance.

We will confirm your request via email. Your volunteer date is not set until you receive a confirmation.

And of course, you’ll get to see the show for free! Seats cannot be guaranteed for volunteers, but we will always do our very best to find you a place to sit.

We look forward to having you!

Volunteer at The Huntington Theatre

Venue Directions and Parking


Why volunteer at the Huntington Theatre?

You will be part of a 40-plus-year tradition of local theatre lovers helping our shows run smoothly and meet new (or old) friends. Plus, you get to see the performance!

How to Sign Up:

Email to get added to our volunteer list. When we near the start of the show’s run, you will be notified by our staff and can sign up for shifts.

NOTE: we occasionally do have more volunteers signing up than we can accommodate for individual performances, so spots are not final until our staff send you a confirmation

What is expected of Huntington Theatre volunteers?

Expected arrival is 1 hour before the beginning of the performance.

Usher duties include stuffing programs, seating patrons, helping in the lobby area, and light clean up after the performance.

Our dress code is all-black business casual (no jeans, tee shirts, sandals, or sneakers).

Volunteers, while not paid, do represent the Huntington, so they are to behave accordingly and follow our Code of Respect