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Denver Center Alliance

Help us plan, raise money and attend Denver's most prominent benefits and events, all in support of the fantastic shows, programs and classes at the DCPA. Learn more about the Denver Center Alliance.

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Volunteer Usher
The DCPA is actively recruiting volunteer ushers to assist with its locally-produced Theatre Company and Cabaret productions. We rely on our volunteer ushers to provide legendary service to all of our patrons.  We are looking for individuals who are able to work in teams to provide invaluable services to our patrons.  These people are dedicated to patron service.

What are the duties of an usher? Ushers must:

  • Arrive 90 minutes before Theatre Company curtain or 60 minutes before Cabaret curtain
  • Sign in and sort programs
  • Interact with and proactively approach patrons
  • Follow direction of the Manager including duties in cases of emergency
  • Utilize email and the internet to manage your schedule

What are the requirements to apply? Applicants must be able to:

  • Commit to one shift every other week September-May
  • Stand for a minimum of one hour
  • Navigate stairs
  • Lift a box of programs
  • Read tickets
  • Provide and wear a long sleeved, white button up, collared shirt; black socks; black slacks; black shoes (no open front or back)

Who is the Theatre Company looking for?
A Theatre Company Volunteer Usher should be comfortable interacting with the public, including proactively approaching patrons, and be able to follow the direction of the Manager. An usher must participate fully in all usher activities pre-show, during the performance and during intermission.  An usher should be prepared to assist the House Manager in cases of emergency.

We are seeking a person who can make a commitment to at least one spot every other week during the Theatre season.

All communication with Ushers is done via email.  Familiarity with and access to a computer, with the ability to consistently access the internet, navigate web pages and forms, read and response to emails sent to your unique email address.  Ushers must be willing to manage their schedule through our online tool. A direct phone number is also required in case of schedule changes or cancellations.

How do you join?
If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer usher with the DCPA, fill out the application and select an Orientation date.

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Tour Guide Ambassadors

Lead walking tours around the Denver Performing Arts Complex, sharing fun backstage stories of the DCPA. Learn more about Backstage Tours.

Contact us | 303.446.4895

New tour guide ambassadors are required to complete a background check form. Please download and print the form from our website and mail them to Jill Schwager, DCPA, 1101 13th St., Denver CO 80204.

Higher Education Advisory Committee

College and university educators are needed to help us lead our discussion groups following select Theatre Company performances.

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Library Assistants

Help file, shelve, catalog and circulate our specialized library of scripts, periodicals, theatre anthologies and musical librettos. Assistants work several hours at least one day a week.

Contact us | 303.446.4869

“Because I volunteer as a Tour Ambassador, I see the skill and pride the DCPA craftspeople bring to our productions. As a long-time subscriber, I know the quality of the onstage productions, so to keep our theatre at the top, I am happy to add a little to my ticket prices as a donor." — Barbara Thorngren