Box Office: 01665 510 785




Why volunteer?

There are many reasons why people volunteer . Here are just a few.....


  • Meet new people, make new friends and spend time in a creative environment with a wide range of people, aged 16 to 80+, from all backgrounds and locations across Northumberland.

  • Get involved in the running of one of the leading small venues in the North of England, with an annual audience of 100,000 people you will always be busy and things will never be dull! A wonderful and vibrant arts centre and a remarkably strong and valuable part of the community,

  • Be among the first to find out what’s coming up at the Playhouse with regular newsletters.

  • For our younger volunteers you will be able to enjoy an extensive programme of work, particularily useful for those studying Literature or Drama at any level or for those looking to forge a career in the arts.

  • Experience a wide range of duties working alongside our team of full-time theatre staff.

  • Enjoy free tickets for special social events with complimentary drinks.


The Role: What will I be doing?

Led by experienced Front of House staff you will work in pairs and teams to provide
excellent customer service and enable visitors to have an all-round enjoyable experience.

  • Welcome visitors to the theatre, check tickets and show them to their seats.

  • Serve pre-show and interval refreshments.

  • Sell stylish souvenir programmes and locally, high quality ice creams

As a volunteer you will be a key representative for the theatre and as such we ask you to dress in black, in a smart and tidy manner. Volunteer badges will be provided for the duration of each shift.

While we are grateful for any amount of time that you are able to give, we do ask for regular commitment. With such a packed programme we rely heavily on volunteers to staff each performance - we simply couldn’t do it without them. Regular commitment also means that you will stay up to date with any new thatre policies and procedures and additional opportunities - all adding up to a more enjoyable and rewarding experience for evryone invoved.

How Do I Join?

Pick up an application form from the Box Offiice.