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Interested in volunteering as an usher?

  • Do you enjoy working with children and the public?
  • Would you like to contribute to an extraordinary cultural environment?
  • Are you enthusiastic about the arts and award-winning live theatre?
  • Would you like to earn FREE tickets to our productions?
  • Are you a student looking for a fun way to serve your community?
  • Are you a business that is looking for a community involvement opportunity?
If you answered YES , then our Volunteer Usher Program might be perfect for you!

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte family. Whether seating a classroom of kindergarteners about to enjoy their first live theatre performance or helping a family of six find seats during opening night excitement, ushers ensure that Children's Theatre of Charlotte patrons enjoy the very best experience possible during their time with us.

Ushering is also a great community service opportunity for groups. Volunteers learn what goes into running a theatre while honing their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. We help keep track of volunteer hours, complete necessary paperwork and help volunteers get the most out of their experience.

Ushers are needed for School Performances, which take place on weekday mornings, and Public Performances, which take place on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Ushers should arrive one hour before show times and should expect to remain throughout the entire performance. Ushering is a three to four hour time commitment per performance.

You can usher with your child

"...being able to bring [my son] to help me usher has been the best experience ever! He lit up like a Christmas tree last week, eager to assist everyone in finding their seats. I was a proud mama watching him walk up to each patron and speak so confidently as an eight year old. What a valuable skill to develop so early! And we loved Bud, Not Buddy!"

— Jenn Engel, volunteer usher

Usher benefits

  • Watching children and families experience the magic of live theatre!
  • Enjoying the performance when not assisting patrons.
  • Supporting one of the top youth theatres in the country.
  • One complimentary ticket for every three ushering shifts!

Usher responsibilities

  • We invite middle school students to adults to volunteer
    • Parents are invited to bring their children with them to help usher.
  • Dress in black and white attire, preferably a white collared shirt and black pants or a skirt
  • Seat audience and distribute playbills
  • Assist audience members with special needs
  • Assist audience to restrooms and quiet rooms as needed during performance
  • Understand evacuation procedures
  • Ensure theatre is in order after performance
  • Help to make Children’s Theatre of Charlotte a wonderful experience

Directions and parking

Visit our directions and parking page for information.


Contact Louise Lawson, Front-of-House Coordinator, at 704-973-2832 or e-mail louisel@ctcharlotte.org


We use a secure online system called Volgistics to help manage volunteers. This system is a great resource for volunteers, too, and allows reminders and other communication to be sent to you automatically by e-mail. When you sign up, please make sure mailer@volgistics.com is added to your save/approved sender list in order to receive these e-mails. 

Show Your Support!

Make a Donation Individual Giving Join the Jester Society Join ENCORE! Corporate Giving

For questions about individual or corporate giving, please contact:
Cherise Clark, Associate Director of Advancement

For questions about ENCORE!, please contact:
Vicki Beachum, Development and Volunteer Coordinator

Get Involved!

Join our E-Club Audition Employment & Internships


Learn more View a sample playbill Download Rate Sheet & Contract
Dee Salts, Box Office Manager


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Louise Lawson, Front-of-House Coordinator

Public Records

2016-17 Annual Report (PDF)
IRS Form 990 (PDF)