The Bradley Playhouse

Volunteer at the Bradley!

On Stage:

Acting, singing, dancing! Even if you’ve never “trod the boards”, the Bradley is just the place for you to start. Acting, like most other activities, takes practice, and although we strive for excellence, we do not demand perfection. At the Bradley, we “play” hard, work hard, and laugh hard. We are amateurs but we strive for excellence, and collaborate to make sure we all succeed together!

Please come and audition if you have any interest. You might find it a great joy to join us regardless of the amount of experience you have.

Behind the Scenes:

It takes many helping hands to keep the Bradley running. For every actor, there are three unseen heroes generously contributing their time building and painting sets, working backstage as stagehands, managing props, constructing props, set dressing, doing make-up, sewing costumes, producing, and managing the business of each production. Then, there are also the show directors, stage managers, technical directors, musicians, lighting and sound technicians.

If performance isn’t you, working under the direction of the House Manager on show nights as ushers, ticket scanners, concessions staff, or popcorn makers are also options.

Sign Up to Work a Show:

Lobby Volunteers include: Concessions, Will Call,Ticket Taker, Greeter, Programs, Ushers:

  • Concession volunteers are required to work prior to the start of a show by making popcorn and selling concessions. They are also required to sell concessions during intermission and must stay after the show to resupply the candy, water and containers, as well as clean the lobby area.
  • Greeters, Ticket Takers, and Will Call will work prior to the show and may stay after the show to help clean the lobby and theatre.
  • Program distribution (may be under 18) requires the volunteer to hand out programs only.
  • Ushers (must be 18 years of age or over) are required to work before, during and after the show. They help our patrons find their seats, stand at the back of the theatre during the show to assist in case of an emergency, and are required to stay and help clean the theatre after the show.

We ask all our volunteers to come at least 60 minutes before the start of a show. (See individual descriptions on our online volunteer sign up site.) We ask our front of the house volunteers to be dressed “business casual” – professional, yet comfortable.  A white shirt/blouse and black pants/skirt or a dress is encouraged, but not required.  No shorts, T-shirts, or jeans are allowed.

Most of our volunteers need to be 18 years or older due to safety regulations; however, minors may volunteer if accompanied by an adult. The Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut has a no drug/alcohol policy while working.

30 Front Street | Putnam, CT 06260