As one of the nation’s largest community-based theatres, the Volunteer is the heart and soul of what we do. More than 300 Volunteers are involved in producing a season of shows and events at Theatre Baton Rouge. On stage, backstage, out front or behind the scenes, there are dozens of ways to become involved each year. No matter your age, experience or schedule, there is an opportunity perfect for you. Scroll through the options below to see some of the ways to enjoy the TBR Volunteer Experience.
For more information on any of the positions below, email volunteer@TheatreBR.org.
Help us bring shows to life!
Work the fly-lines, move scenery, pull curtains, operate special effects -- there can be as much "action" backstage as there is out front during a big show. Our Tech Director would love to sign you up. No experience needed!
Prior to each show, the TBR Scene Shop is filled with activity. Our skilled technical staff works with volunteers to build and paint our elaborate sets and props. Carpentry and painting skills a plus but not always necessary.
The Production Stage Manager (PSM) heads up the tech crews, calls cues, in short -- "manages" the run of the show.
Assistant Stage Managers (ASM) work with the PSM during rehearsals with administrative projects and during performances to ensure a smooth production. They are the “eyes and ears” of the PSM backstage. This is a great way to learn the ropes!
During the performances the light board operator runs the light cues on our computer light board and the crew guides spotlights. The sound board operator runs a multi-channel mixing board to control music, sound effects and microphones.
Whether you are a beginner or highly skilled, we can find a costume project that's perfectly suited for you. Building and maintaining costume pieces uses both sewing and non-sewing skills. Perhaps you can work backstage on the costume run crew to assist actors with costume changes or help us select from existing costumes and build new ones. If you'd like to be part of the fun, email volunteer@TheatreBR.org for more information. No experience needed!
If you like hunting for unusual items like a London newspaper or a Victorian chair, this may be perfect for you. The Props Master and crew are responsible for locating or making all those items used by the actors on stage. Email volunteer@TheatreBR.org to volunteer, and let the hunt begin! No experience needed!
Join us for the performances! Ushers are needed to take tickets and assist our patrons to their seats. You generally work one performance per show, though many enjoy working more. This is a wonderful way to be a part of TBR and see the shows for free! To sign up, email volunteer@TheatreBR.org. No experience needed!
This is another great opportunity for those looking for an occasional day-time project. Volunteers assist the Administrative Staff with ticket sales, answering phones, mailings, updating archives and other projects in the Box Office. Help is needed weekdays between 10AM and 5PM. Or you can also work the Will-Call Window before evening and matinee performances. To sign up, contact the TBR Box Office at (225) 924-6496 or BoxOffice@theatreBR.org.