How to Find a Volunteer Usher Job to See Broadway, Off-Broadway, and More NYC Theatre for Free

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Find out which theatres hire volunteer ushers.
Volunteer Usher Jobs
Volunteer Usher Jobs

Most Broadway houses employ unionized ushers to take tickets, help people to their seats, distribute Playbills, and more. However, there are a couple of Broadway theatres—and many more Off-Broadway and smaller venues—who operate with volunteer ushers. While you don’t get paid, you do get to see theatre for free. Here is a list of the New York City theatre venues who offer volunteer usher programs:

BROADWAY
Manhattan Theatre Club
Call the Friedman Theatre Volunteer Usher line at 212-399-3000 ext.5463 or email volunteer@mtc-nyc.org.

American Airlines Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company
Email AAVolunteer@roundabouttheatre.org three dates you are available.

Studio 54, Roundabout Theatre Company
Sign up in person at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Check in with security and ask to register as a volunteer usher. (Note: There will be no volunteer ushers for Latin History for Morons.)

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OFF-BROADWAY
Abingdon Theatre Company
Email usher@abingdontheatre.org or call 212-868-2055 and provide your full name, phone number, email address, and available dates.

Atlantic Theater Company
Email ushers@atlantictheater.org.
Click here for more information.

Cherry Lane Theatre
Email ushers@cherrylanetheatre.org.

Classic Stage Company
Email housemanager@classicstag.org.

Irish Repertory Theatre
Email Eddy Perez at ushers@irishrep.org.
Selection occurs two weeks prior to the first preview performance of each production.

Laura Pels Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company
Sign up in person at The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Check in with security and ask to register as a volunteer usher.

Lucille Lortel Theater
Email ushers@lortel.org.
Note, not all productions hire volunteer ushers.

MTC Stage I and Stage II at New York City Center, Manhattan Theatre Club
Email mtchousemanager@nycitycenter.org.

Mint Theatre Company
Call 212-315-9434.

Playwrights Horizon
Email usher@phnyc.org with “ADD TO LIST” in the subject line. Click here for more information.

Rattlestick Playwright Theatre
Email usher@rattlestick.org with “USHER” in the subject line.
Click here for more information.

Second Stage Theater
Email house manager Joshua Schleifer at JSchliefer@2ST.com with your full name, phone number, and productions in which you are interested.
Click here for more information.

Signature Theatre Company
Though not currently accepting volunteer ushers, the Signature Center relies on a Volunteer Corps. For other volunteer opportunities, or to stay updated on ushering availabilities, click here.

Vineyard Theatre
Email housemanager@vineyardtheatre.org with your name and phone number.
Click here for more information.

York Theatre Company
Call 212-935-5820 or email ushering@yorktheatre.org.
Click here for more information.

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