Volunteer Information

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The Bartell Theatre Foundation would not be where it is today without the amazing volunteer community that wants to see theatre succeed in Madison. We always appreciate the interest in volunteering. There are a number of ways you can volunteer.

Front of House:

The goal of Front of House volunteers is to ensure that every individual that walks through our doors has a great experience.


The Usher ensures a welcoming and organized environment for our audience members. Duties include greeting patrons, verifying tickets, addressing any inquiries or concerns, and light clean up of the seating area after performances.

  • No training is required for this position. We can show you everything you need to do right before your shift.
Box Office Assistant (BOA)

The Box Office Assistant serves as a friendly first point of contact for our patrons. This role includes selling tickets, providing production information, and assisting with concession sales.

This position requires training in advance, provided by the Bartell Staff. To set up training contact the Box Office Manager at 608.661.9696 or info@bartelltheatre.org

House Manager (HM)

House Managers are responsible for providing a friendly, clean, and organized atmosphere for our patrons. They must maintain the appearance of the House and Lobby, assist the Box Office volunteers including providing guidance with the ticketing system, and spearhead customer service. House Managers are responsible for the financial integrity of the box office during their shift.  

This position requires training and experience working as a BOA. To set up training contact the Box Office Manager at 608.661.9696 or info@bartelltheatre.org

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Bartenders provide a warm and friendly atmosphere while selling beer and wine. Bartenders are responsible to check ID’s and serve responsibly. They are also responsible for the financial integrity of the bar during their shift. 


Stage Manager, lighting, sound, costumes, publicity, construction, painting, acting, directing, producing (and all other positions that come to together to put on a production)

Each Resident Company keeps their own list of volunteers Contact information for each company can be found below:

Madison Theatre Guild:
Website  Contact Email
Madison Shakespeare Co  
Website  Contact Email
Mercury Players: 
Facebook    Contact Email 
Website  ContactEmail
Strollers Theatre: 
Website  Contact Email

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