Front of House Volunteering Roster
Thank you for considering volunteering for Front of House (FoH) at the Rondo Theatre.
IF YOU'RE AN EXPRIENCED VOLUNTEER:
Please note that you must volunteer for at least two shifts when you sign up for a Hot Seat Usher role. This is also appreciated when signing up for other roles, and as far as possible, please sgn up for at least two different types of roles. This will ensure that we have sufficiently trained volunteers to cover all roles at all times.
Please also see the updated duties for Hot Seat Ushers, as below.
IF YOU'RE NEW TO RONDO VOLUNTEERING:
Being an Usher for one or two nights during the run of a ‘Season’ production, is the best thing you can do to start your theatre experience. Following that ‘training’ shift, you can choose to sign-up for other spots if you have a Rondo Theatre membership ($20/yr). Doing an Usher session is also a great way to have a refresher if you haven't volunteered for a shift in a while. When you volunteer, please wear predominantly black as far as possible - and wear closed-in, comfortable shoes! We do have black Rondo shirts available for volunteers to purchase if you should decide to volunteer on a regular basis.
As an Usher you will ‘shadow’ the Box Office role or work alongside an experienced Hot Seat Usher helping everyone find their seats. The Box Office roles include preparation and serving of Tea/Coffee at Interval.
The key responsibiliteis of the Hot Seat Ushers are:
- Escort patrons safely to and from their seats, including handling any unexpected exits during the performance.
- Observe the audience, and handle any issues eg illegal recordings, photography, disruption etc and handle accordingly.
- Safely evacuate the audience in the case of emergency
Rondo Theatre is working towards Hot Seat Ushers being 'accredited' in all aspects of the above. Appropriate training will be provided before this is implemented and further details will be published in due course.
For the coming Panto production, 99 Dalmations, we have an extra two blocks of seats at the southern end of the theatre making the theatre space truly 'in the round'. The role of Hot Seat Usher 3 for this production will include assisting patrons who are sitting specifically in this area to and from their seats before the show, during the interval and assist to exit at the end of the show. More information from the Box Office manager when you come on the evening of your shift.
There is no limit on how many nights you can sign up for any of the roles. You need to be a current CLT member ($20/yr) to perform the Hot Seat Usher and Box Office roles.
Once your email address has been added to FoH contacts, you will be sent an email telling you when a new performance roster is up online and ready to take your name and choice of shift during the production performances.
Front of House Manager
Click on an ORANGE link below and fill in your details please
PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THE ROLES YOU SIGN UP FOR AND MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES! CONFIRMATON WILL ONLY BE SENT SHORTLY BEFORE THE PERFORMANCES.