Volunteer Usher

Some theatres allow patrons to volunteer to usher for a free ticket to the show. Pretty great deal. Here are a few opportunities below:

Manhattan Theatre Club

To volunteer usher at the Friedman Theatre, call (212) 399-3000, ext. 5463. Volunteers are received on a first come, first served basis and placement is subject to availability. To be added to our ushering email list or make requests to usher via email, please write to volunteer@mtc-nyc.org.


New World Stages

FIRST- Choose a show from their main page.
THEN- E-mail volunteer@newworldstages.com and include the following information:
THE SHOW or shows you wish to see.
At least THREE DATES you are available to volunteer usher.
AND LASTLY The Confirmation e-mail will tell you the rest!


  1. Call time is 1 hour prior to the curtain
  2. Dress Code: Black pants, black shoes, long sleeved collared shirt.(Black or White only please.)
  3. Please do not call New World Stages about Volunteer Ushering.
  4. There is a quick 5 to 10 minute clean up afterwards.
  5. If you are not able to make a shift you have volunteered for please give us at least 24 hours notice (via e-mail)

From: http://newworldstages.com/volunteer.html

Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company uses a number of volunteer ushers to assist guests to their seats during productions. While we make best efforts to give our volunteer ushers an opportunity to see the productions, in the case of sold-out shows, ushers sometimes do not get to sit in the theatre. To sign up for an usher slot, please email the House Manager at housemanager@classicstage.org. Due to the high level of interest in our volunteer program, we only respond to email inquiries. You will receive a confirmation of your scheduled performance via email.

From: http://www.classicstage.org/about/employment/

Irish Rep

The Irish Rep uses volunteer ushers for its performances. Volunteer ushers receive one (1) free ticket to the show. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is based on availability. Sign-up begins two (2) weeks prior to the start of each production. To volunteer, please email ushers@irishrep.org with three (3) dates of availability during the run of the production. The Irish Rep reserves the right to not use volunteers.

From: http://www.irishrep.org/employment.html

New York Theatre Workshop

NYTW uses 4 volunteer ushers for each performance. Please email housemanager@nytw.org if you are interested in ushering for future productions

From: http://nytw.org/tickets.asp

Pearl Theatre

If you would like to usher for any of our performances, please email info@pearltheatre.org with 3 dates in order of preference. You will receive a confirmation email with your selected date. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! There are only two ushering slots per performance so please book early.

From: http://www.pearltheatre.org/join/index.php

Second Stage Theatre

As a not-for-profit theatre, Second Stage Theatre uses members of the community to help supplement our House Staff. To be a Volunteer Usher for one of our upcoming productions (and to see the show for free) please contact House Manager Joshua Schleifer via e-mail at JSchleifer@2ST.com. Please include your full name and phone number and the productions in which you are interested. Thank you.

From: http://www.2st.com/jobs2st/ushers

Vineyard Theatre

Must contact us by email. Please send requests to the House Manager, at: housemanager@vineyardtheatre.org. Please be patient: usher positions will be filled on a first come/first serve basis but it may take several weeks before you hear back.

From: http://www.vineyardtheatre.org/about/getting-involved/#usher

York Theatre Company

If you are interested in Ushering, please contact York’s House Manager, Jonathan Zautner, at 212-935-5820 or email: ushering@yorktheatre.org

From: http://www.yorktheatre.org/internships-and-volunteers.html

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