At the Maddermarket Theatre we rely on a trusty band of volunteers for all aspects of our operation; from acting to stage crew, box office to marketing and all areas of front of house.

There are a number of ways to get involved, both large and small, and it's a great way to meet new people. It can also add additional experience and skills to your CV and give you valuable work experience. Many people join us when they retire as a way to bridge the gap between work and retirement.

There are lots of ways to get involved; browse the opportunities below and if you'd like to become part of our community, please get in touch with the contacts below.

  • Box Office
  • Administration
  • Distributing flyers and posters
  • Painting
  • Set building
  • Stewarding or Front of house
  • Wardrobe
  • Bar work

For Front of House opportunities (e.g. stewarding, bar) contact Chad Porter: chad.porter@maddermarket.org or 01603 626560

For back stage and production opportunities (e.g. set building, painting, wardrobe) contact Lucinda Bray: lucinda.bray@maddermarket.org or 01603 626560

For marketing and administration opportunities (e.g. distributing flyers and posters, box office) contact Alice Wright: alice.wright@maddermarket.org or 01603 626560

For acting and performing opportunities, please visit our auditions page.

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We work closely with Voluntary Norfolk. As experts in the voluntary sector they can be approached in the first instance if you would like to know more about the world of voluntary work.

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Norwich Players Structure

Nugent Monck, founder of the Norwich Players and Artistic Director of the Maddermarket Theatre from 1921 until 1952, handed the Theatre over to the Norwich Players on his retirement.  The Maddermarket Theatre Trust was established and is still in existence today.  

Members of the Trust (the Norwich Players themselves), agree to pay a nominal sum should the Theatre ever close down and elect a number of people to be on the Board of Trustees. These Trustees are ultimately responsible and accountable for the affairs of the Theatre.  Being a Trustee is a voluntary role and Trustees may, from time to time, co-opt additional people onto the Board who have expertise in an area which needs particular attention (i.e. Law or Finance).