If you’ve ever shopped at Santa’s Bag or gotten a helping hand finding your seat from a friendly usher, then you have met ENCORE!, one of the most active volunteer organizations in the local arts community. ENCORE! is comprised of more than 250 individuals of all ages and backgrounds who play a vital role in the theatre’s success. In addition to ushering at performances, ENCORE! coordinates Santa’s Bag, one of our largest annual fundraising and charity events. They also plan and host Children’s Theatre’s annual gala, Celebrate!, our annual Women’s Doubles Tennis Tournament and other events throughout the year.
ENCORE! members enjoy special benefits, too, like priority processing for tickets and classes (see full list of benefits and requirements below).
Work as an active member on at least one of 10 committees (see below)
Usher three times during the year. Ushering involves arriving one hour prior to a performance, taking tickets as the audience enters the theatre, directing the audience to their seats and remaining in the theatre for the entirety of the performance. An ushering shift averages three to four hours. Members receive a one ticket voucher for every 3 Usher shifts they work.
Work one three-hour shift as a Santa’s Bag elf. This is a great way to meet new people while learning about ENCORE!’s oldest and dearest tradition, Santa’s Bag