As a community theatre, VYT depends upon the support of volunteers and there are many opportunities for you. From assisting in the office, to working in our scene and costume shops, we invite you to share your time and skills with us.
Front of House
Everything from the lobby entrance into the theatre to the edge of the stage needs attention!
Volunteers greet patrons and handle ticket sales. You will be asked to arrive at the theatre one and a half hours prior to performance.
Volunteers stock and inventory shelves prior to performance and sell refreshments during intermission. This is a three-hour commitment per performance.
Volunteers direct the public around the theatre, take tickets, and distribute programs. You will be asked to arrive at the theatre one hour prior to performance.
Volunteers greet the public before Valley Youth Theatre events, give information, sell memberships, and help promote our activities. You will be asked to arrive at the theatre one hour prior to performance.
Guests and audiences may not see your face, but you will enjoy seeing your work on stage!
We provide the tools and the direction! Volunteers assist in the construction and painting of sets for each production. This provides a flexible schedule throughout the season.
Volunteers gather, make, shop for, and manage appropriate props for each show. This provides a flexible schedule.
Your Ticket Backstage!
Every production and every performance takes as many people backstage as there are on stage. Moms, Dads and Family Members are expected to play a part in the success of their child's performance. In addition to acting as chauffeurs, family members have a chance to work backstage, too, watching with pride “from the wings!”
Load-In and Strike
We need you when we put the set and lights up, and ready the costumes and props, beginning a week before opening. And when it's all done, we take it down.
Running the Show
Backstage, during performances, adults assist cast members in many ways: ensuring cast members follow rules and are on their best behavior at all times, and are in costume and make-up and have their props; as well as assisting with wardrobe, and make-up and hair needs.
During all performances, you can help in the lobby: greeting guests, providing information and promoting VYT, or working concessions and box office.