Members of the Walnut Street Theatre Audience Services staff and volunteer usher troupe.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Ushers
(See Free Theatre!)

If you're looking for a great night out with your friends, why not become a volunteer usher and see Mainstage, Studio and Kids shows for free?

Volunteer ushers can either commit to ushering an entire series, or volunteer on a show-to-show basis. Ushers are required to arrive an hour and a half prior to curtain time and must be able to stay through intermission. Ushers help out with various duties, including taking tickets, assisting patrons in finding their seats, working the gift case and stuffing Playbills. A black and white dress code is required for all volunteer ushers. Please note that registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis and certain series and performances fill up quickly!

Call the Audience Services Department at 215-574-3550, ext. 558 for more information or to register as a member of our Volunteer Usher Troupe.

Work Study Opportunities

Work Study students help in our Education Office or with classes in a variety of ways. Mature teens and adults may apply to “work off” at least ½ of their class tuition. Typical assignments include: camera operator, greeter, clerical support or class assistant. This is a great opportunity to make valuable contacts with Theatre Professionals in addition to making class affordable! For more information contact the Education Department at 215-574-3550 x510. An interview is required.

Unpaid Internships and Administrative Volunteers

College students, high school students and others are placed from time to time in unpaid internships and job shadow opportunities. Each internship or experience is individually designed to meet the educational goals of the candidate and the needs of the Walnut. If interested, send your resume and a letter which describes in detail your goals, availability and if applicable school requirements to: Thomas Quinn, Director of Education, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.