Bay Street Theater Seeks Summer Volunteers

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor
Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, Photo: Oliver Peterson

Theater fans have an opportunity this summer to see some free shows and do good work for a local not-for-profit by volunteering at the Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts.

Bay Street put out the call for volunteers this week, asking for “vibrant, capable and enthusiastic individuals” to join their team and help them continue to bring arts and entertainment to the East End. The theater is looking for ushers to work at the Mainstage Season, The Comedy Club, Shakespeare in the Park, the Summer Gala, Concerts and Special Events, as well as taking care of some office duties.

Volunteer Ushers are responsible for distributing the programs to audience participants entering the theater, checking their tickets, directing them to the correct seat and assisting in navigating the theater space. Volunteers also help with subscriptions and raffle sales. In return, all ushers are treated to complimentary seating, if available, to the show and are often welcome to attend invited dress rehearsals.

If you like to volunteer and have lots of energy and a passion for theater and the arts, or you simply enjoy meeting and greeting people, then becoming a Bay Street Theater volunteer may be just the ticket.

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center that endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the performing arts. The theater serves as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists.

Following the conclusion of Jonathan Tolins’ The Forgotten Woman this Sunday, this summer’s Mainstage Season at Bay Street includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo, written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Will Pomerantz, from June 28–July 24, and My Fair Lady, directed by Michael Arden, from August 2–28.

For more information about becoming a Bay Street Theater volunteer, please contact the theater’s volunteer coordinator, Barbara Oldak via email [email protected] or fill out their volunteer form online at

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