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Volunteer at the Forbes Center
If you have a passion for the arts, we want to welcome you as a volunteer usher. To sign up to be a Forbes Center volunteer, fill out the form below. A member of the Forbes Center staff will get back with you. If you have questions, please call (540) 568-6358.
We look forward to working with you.
Duties: Ushers are a vital part of making the Forbes Center experience an enjoyable one for audiences and performers alike. From the moment the audience enters one of the five venues, ushers are the front line representatives for the Forbes Center. They greet patrons, distribute programs, scan tickets at the door, escort patrons to their specific seat locations, and provide information about the facility. They are also called upon to control unauthorized access to the venues, help facilitate latecomer seating, enforce theatre policies (e.g., no food or beverages in the venues) and assist with the safe and timely evacuation of the audience in the case of an emergency. Ushers must remain near the doors during all performances and are seated in specific usher seating near the exits.
Time Commitment and Dress: Ushers are required to attend a two-hour training. They report one hour prior to scheduled matinee or evening performances. Ushers are required to stay through the entire show. Ushers are asked to adhere to specific dress code requirements. Men wear dress pants, shirts and neckties. Women wear business casual work attire. Ushers will be given a nametag that they must keep and wear to every performance.
Benefits: Usher volunteers receive complimentary tickets to select shows throughout the season and invitations to special audience enrichment events.