About this role
Volunteers are needed to help out backstage with various areas, including: assisting with make-up, assisting the wardrobe department and dressing actors and moving scenery and props.
PropsThe props team is responsible for moving all props in a production. In addition to the props on stage, the prop tables backstage for all hand props are also maintained. It involves tech/dress rehearsal periods for the week before the show opens and during the run of the show. Approximately 4 props persons per show are required, depending on the production content.
Make UpOne of the most exciting aspects of volunteering in theatre is that it is ‘live’, with each performance being unique. The make-up artists have a special role to offer, from straightforward run-of-the-mill facial make-up, to special theatrical make-up effects. Attendance for dress rehearsals and show nights is required. The make-up team are very often free to depart once the show commences.
CostumesWe have a thriving theatre wardrobe department which does in-house and external shows and also hires out. Volunteers are needed to assist the theatre wardrobe department during performances.
Volunteers for the above roles are needed in the evenings during performances. If you have an interest in either aspect of backstage help, be it wardrobe, make-up or props, please get in touch.
Some related experience would be helpful but not essential, as full training is provided.
When you can volunteer
- References needed
- Willing to take a DBS Check
Training and supervision provided
Aged 16 and over
Volunteers will be asked for two references, which will be taken up before they start
Recruitment - application form, DBS check, informal discussion
Unfortunately, expenses are not available for this opportunity.
Directions: If using the M69, come off at Junction 1 Northbound or Junction 2 Southbound and follow the signs for Hinckley and then Concordia Theatre. No bus services are available directly to the door of the Concordia Theatre, but the bus station is only a five minute walk away from the theatre, which is again well signposted.
Location Concordia Theatre, Stockwell Head, Hinckley, LE10 1RE