Our Volunteer Stewards are a key part of the GSC family.

“Our wonderful stewards are the first people our audiences meet as they arrive at our performances; they show people to their seats; serve on the bar and Box Office; marshal audiences on promenade moves and generally create a fabulously warm and welcoming atmosphere at every GSC show.” Eli Murton, Front of House Manager

Every year we create over 300 volunteer opportunities on our Front of House shifts at our performances. An average shift lasts around 4 hours and there are four main productions a year that require stewards (February, June, July and October). Full training is given. Perks can include complimentary tickets to shows and other bespoke events.

"Our volunteer stewards are the backbone of our shows; we really couldn't do what we do without them. They’re passionate about theatre and helping support local arts; for some it is the best way to make their contribution to our charitable work, whilst for others it’s an exciting way to learn more about theatre, and make new friends." Matt Pinches, Co-Founder

Volunteer roles and duties


The Role:

  • To act as the public face and a good ambassador of Guildford Shakespeare Company during our performances and events, ensuring that our audiences have a positive, enjoyable and safe experience
  • Provide an excellent level of care and engage with audiences during their time with us
  • Sell programmes, show audiences to their seats, sell items from the bar
  • During the performances to watch the audience (not the show) to ensure audiences are happy and safe
  • To monitor audiences do not take photos or videos of the performances by watching and engaging with them if you see it taking place.
  • Assist in emergency evacuations of the site (full training will be given)
  • Represent GSC by wearing a Volunteer Steward badge/lanyard/hoodie as appropriate

Desirable Qualities:

  • A flair for engaging with the public
  • An interest in theatre or the arts (or a willingness to learn)
  • Well-presented, friendly and polite
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Willing to take responsibility during an emergency evacuation and remain calm during an incident

The deadline for applications is Friday 26th April.

Why not make the most of it by introducing a friend to volunteer with you!