Thank you for your interest in getting involved with STC. Our dedicated volunteers play an essential role in the daily operations of our theatre. Would you like to join us?
STC will then notify you of your acceptance.
QUESTIONS? Please email us.
Q: Something has come up and I can’t usher as scheduled. What is the best way to get in touch with House Management?
A: Please email us. If a last minute cancellation is needed you may be able to reach the Box Office at 202.547.1122 to leave a message if available. NOTE: Messages left on this line may not be checked until the next day, so email is the best way to get in touch.
NOTE: if you miss more than two ushering dates without providing 24 hours notice you will be removed from the usher list.
Q: When I usher, am I guaranteed a seat for the performance?
A: We make every effort to seat our ushers; however, during sold-out performances, it may not be possible and you may need to watch the performance from a lobby monitor. Please note that you are expected to stay for the entire performance to fulfill your usher duties even if you are not seated.
Q: What is the dress code for ushers?
A: Dress code for ushers is business casual attire, which means dress slacks, a skirt or dress for women, and dress slacks and a button-down shirt or sweater for men. We do not require black and white clothing, although it is acceptable. Please note that the following attire is prohibited for ushers:
Thank you for representing STC when you usher. If you are dressed inappropriately, you may be asked by House Management to leave.
Q: What should I do when I arrive at the theatre to usher?
A: If you are ushering at the Klein Theatre, please wait in the Rotunda Lobby until House Management opens the doors. Please do not approach the Box Office unless purchasing tickets.
If you are ushering at Sidney Harman Hall, you may enter the main lobby and check in at the reception desk then go up to the mezzanine lobby.
To become part of our company of volunteers, please fill out this application.
Or you can submit an application online:
Absolutely! We love to have help from students. Submit your information and we’ll put you on the list for volunteer calls.
Most likely, no. Because we do not use volunteers weekly, we usually cannot offer enough hours to fulfill your requirement. It is also hard to predict the timing of events or projects needing volunteers, so it would be hard to know whether we can offer enough hours by your deadline.
Our insurance only covers paid employees, so we cannot allow volunteers to assist in production areas.
Yes! All volunteers can get 10% off tuition for STC Classes and 10% off merchandise at the gift shop.
Yes! Events where we need assistance are frequently scheduled on nights and weekends. You can also consider volunteering as an usher – shows are scheduled throughout the week in the evening and on weekend afternoons.