Help us Celebrate our 40th Anniversary by Volunteering!
"There are no small jobs at Theatricum. We welcome thousands of audience
members and students each year and every volunteer is important. If you
smile while taking a ticket, or help someone to their seat, or repair the
hem of a costume, you are shaping a memorable experience that helps ensure
that people come back. That is really important to what we do." ~ Ellen
Geer, Artistic Director
This 40th Anniversary presents unique opportunities to support and celebrate
our rich history and our exciting future. Help us celebrate this milestone
by joining our volunteer team!
Botanicum Open House
Saturday May 4th, from 11am-5pm
(volunteers needed immediately for planning/organization as well as day-of
on May 4th)
Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N Topanga
Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA 90290
Help celebrate Theatricum’s 40th Anniversary with a full day of
food, games, theater and fun for the whole family. Activities include guided
tours with costumed characters that include the gardens, archival photo
gallery, stories of Theatricum's history, and a peek at a company rehearsal;
theater games such as stage combat, Elizabethan dance, fencing, juggling and
more; showcases and theatrical presentations from Theatricum’s Academy
teachers and students; a “Sneak Peek’ preview of the 2013 five-play Summer
Repertory Season on the main stage at 3 pm, followed by comedy improv from
Off The Grid; food and beverage vendors; music and fun for the whole family
to enjoy; and special one day only ticket offers. Discover the spectacular
outdoor venue that Sunset Magazine calls “beguiling” and Buzz Magazine named
“One of the 50 Coolest Places in Los Angeles.”
Tasks: We need people who love interacting
with the public as well as behind-the-scenes volunteers. Tasks will include
organizing the event, general day-of support with set up and clean up as
well as manning booths, registering visitors and answering general
questions. Simple training provided day-of.
RSVP: Please email
email@example.com with your interests and availability.
now - May
Where: Theatricum Botanicum
What: With your help, we'll enhance our
beautiful gardens and the theatre in preparation for rehearsals and
audiences in June.
Tasks: As the season gets underway, we still
have several beautification and organization projects to complete. Grounds
jobs include gardening, weeding, watering and possible larger skilled jobs
such as light carpentry and fix-it projects. We'll also be cleaning and
organizing our prop and costume shops, and our backstage areas in
preparation for our repertory season rehearsals and openings. We have a
variety of needs to fit all abillites.
Who to bring: This is a perfect opportunity for
individuals, families, small groups and organizations to work together.
RSVP: Please email
your interests and availability.
The following are just some of the other ways that volunteers can contribute
in a meaningful way this season:
Special Events - Our Open House on May 4th from 11am-5pm is just of our
special events designed to highlight our work at Theatricum and reach out to
the community. Other events include opening night receptions, the third
annual Theatricum Boo-tanicum (Halloween festival), our Year End Gala and
Seamstress - If you like to sew, bring your needle and thread to
Theatricum's costume shop! Share your talents and work alongside skilled
Front of House Assistance - If you enjoy talking to people from all walks of
life, take tickets, rent cushions, greet audience members, hand out
programs, arrange seating in the gardens and commons area, stay after and
help clean up too! These are opportunities for the Main Stage Season and
Family Fundays (Sundays). Training provided.
Concessions - The Hamlet Hut is a friendly stop for theatre-goers in search
of snacks, beverages and merchandise. If you like lively interaction and can
handle quick cash sales, we need you. Training provided.
"Dinner and a Show" Hosts and Servers - Theatricum hosts lovely garden
dinners for 60 guests prior to selected performances in July, August and
September. We seek someone who likes working with the public and can help
set up and oversee this small but splendid operation. We also seek
individuals to serve from the banquet table. Training provided.
Town Criers - If you have a few minutes to take a small stack of brochures
or postcards to area businesses or to your own doctor, accountant, bank,
recreation center, let us know. We have several businesses on our lists that
take our print materials; it is just a matter of getting them there. If it's
on your way, it makes our day.
Garden Tenders - We are always in need of help with weeding and tending the
gardens and especially need people to water once a week during the hot
summer months. We rotate among several people so it doesn't take a full
Skilled Work - Carpentry, painting and artistic skills come in handy at
Theatricum, where there's alway a fix-it project in the works.
Administrative - From time to time we need help with mailings, filing, data
entry, Internet postings and a variety of office-type work.
It takes a village to keep a theatre going! To join our community team of
volunteers, visit online at
www.theatricum.com or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
Please note that young people and families are encouraged to come volunteer.
If you have Communtiy Service hours that need to be met for graduation
though your high school or university, we can help you fulfill those hours.
If your company or community group offers a volunteer program, please let
us know and we'll reach out to them. Thanks for your time and support!