by Leslie Farin
Do you enjoy and appreciate the performing arts? Do you like making people feel welcome and comfortable? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? One of the many fabulous local theaters may be the perfect volunteer position for you!
The many venues in the DFW metroplex each strive to make their volunteer programs an enriching experience where great relationships and friendships are made. Volunteers are critical to the success of the productions, and are considered an integral part of the team.
Positions are available for ushering, program distribution, fundraising, administrative duties, special events and more. Orientation and training generally required.
Below is contact information for some of the local venues. We will add to this list regularly so check back often!
AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Bishop Arts Theater Center
215 S Tyler St, Dallas, TX 75208
Dallas Children’s Theater
5938 Skillman, Dallas Texas 75231
2403 Flora St, Dallas, Tx 75201
2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
Dallas Summer Musicals
909 1st Avenue, Tx 75210
Richardson Theatre Center
518 W Arapaho Rd #113, Richardson, TX 75080
15650 Addison Rd, Addison, TX 75001
You will find that volunteering at a theater provides a creative outlet in addition to a new circle of friends. Click on the link associated with the theater at which you would like to volunteer to learn about the various opportunities available. Apply online or give them a call. You may need to be patient and persistent; the cast and crew works hard to get the next play on stage and sometimes calls are not answered and messages not returned unintentially. Usually this means, they really need your help!
If you are a theater in the DFW area that utilizes volunteers and would like to be included in this list, let us know!