Would you like to get more involved? In most years, there are about 55 performances at the Playhouse, at each of which we need to have 4-6 people present in order to provide a full Front of House (FoH) service. That’s over 300 sessions we need to fill.

Can you help? Front-of-house is not an onerous task. There is always the opportunity to chat with friends old and new; there is frequently the opportunity to sit in on a show that you may not have gone to see otherwise; and, from now on, we are also offering a drink on the house!

So what’s involved? There will normally be 2 or 3 people helping the experienced FoH Manager, and they might be doing teas and coffees, selling programmes or collecting tickets at the door. In the interval, there are ice creams to sell. At the end, we do a quick whip round the auditorium with the rubbish sack. Helping on the bar is another alternative and, again, there is always an experienced bar manager there. For a normal 7.30 start, you’d need to be there by 6.45. You’re free to go as soon as the audience have left.

We welcome and appreciate everyone who volunteers for FoH, whether it’s once or twice a year or a more regular offer of help. If you'd like to get involved, or for more information, please contact us. Alternatively, just ring the theatre answerphone on 01453 488040, leave a message and we'll get back to you.