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Becoming an Usher

Arena Stage’s volunteer ushers make up the largest part of the theater’s staff and, after the actors, are the staff members most visible to the public. As an Arena Stage usher, you are often the first face a patron sees when attending a play at Arena Stage. Ushers are responsible for the comfort, safety and overall experience of up to 1200 people each time they are here. Ushers are assigned to all productions in the Kreeger Theater and in the Fichandler Stage. Ushers are also assigned to productions in the Kogod Cradle when there is space available. As an Arena Stage usher, you contribute personally to Arena Stage’s professional reputation by making every patron feel welcome and by doing all you can to make their time with us pleasant and memorable.


  • Volunteers receive complimentary ticket offers to Arena Stage shows
  • Invitations to special staff and audience enrichment events
  • An invitation to the Annual Usher Appreciation party
  • An opportunity to attend Arena Stage productions for free
  • Discounted parking in our on-site parking garage

To learn more about the duties and requirements of ushers, please visit our usher guidelines page by clicking here.

If you are interested in ushering with Arena Stage, please e-mail us at

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