Join the team!
We are looking for keen and enthusiastic members of our local community to join our volunteer team! We have plenty of opportunities for those interested to get involved in all areas of the theatre. Read on to find out more.
Who can get involved?
Anyone! So long as you are over the age of 18, we welcome you to apply for any of our voluntary roles, regardless of your experience. Although for some voluntary roles within the theatre we do require applicants to have previous knowledge, expertise or experience, in the majority of cases we are happy to offer training to those who are enthusiastic and dedicated to learning. Therefore, we often welcome to our team students and young people wishing to gain experience for their future careers. On the flip side we also see many people join our team having just retired; they are looking for something to bridge the gap between work and retirement and getting involved in the Maddermarket suits their new lifestyle.
Why should I get involved?
There are many benefits to volunteering at The Maddermarket: hours are flexible, you can meet new people and belong to a community of like-minded individuals, gain new skills all whilst boosting your CV! But don’t take our word for it, hear what our volunteers have to say about why they volunteer…
"I volunteer at the Maddermarket Theatre because I love the theatre, whether that’s performing or helping. I can see plays and don’t feel as if I am on my own when I am at the Maddermarket!
"I volunteer at the Maddermarket Theatre because I want to support its activities and I meet a lot of interesting people."
"I volunteer at the Maddermarket Theatre because I meet like-minded people; this has led me to making lovely new friends whilst helping out at the theatre dear to my heart, in the heart of Norwich!"
Where can I get involved?
At The Maddermarket Theatre we rely on our trusty band of volunteers for all aspects of our operation; from acting to stage crew, and all areas of front of house. So whatever your skill-set or interests we are bound to have a position that suits you. Browse the opportunities below and if you would like to become a member of our community, keep on scrolling to find out how to get involved!
This role is important in keeping everything running smoothly and safely onstage and off during performances.
In this role you will help coordinate many backstage aspects of an in-house production to ensure the successful delivery of a performance.
There are lots of technical aspects to get involved with around the theatre. Our LX box is often a good place to start for those keen to get involved.
We are proud to create all of the sets for our in-house productions ourselves, on-site. If you’re talented with a paintbrush, join our wonderful team of set painters!
If you have carpentry skills, we need you! We are proud to create all of the sets for our in-house productions ourselves, on-site, which does require help from volunteers with talents in construction. There are also opportunities to assist with prop making as well as the general maintenance of our grade II listed building.
Assist our wonderful wardrobe team as they kit out the cast of our in-house productions. If you have an eye for fashion or know your way around a sewing machine then this role is for you.
Costume changes can sometimes be fast … VERY fast! That is why we need nimble-fingered dressers ready backstage to help the actors slip from one outfit to the next during a performance.
This is a customer facing role, key duties include selling programmes, checking tickets and ensuring the health and safety of our customers is maintained. It is an important role and full training with be provided, alongside essential regular re-training.
This is a customer facing role and duties include set-up and close-down of the bar before and after performances, serving customers, cash handling, use of our tills and organising interval drinks.
This is a customer facing role which requires computer proficiency and good customer service skills. Volunteers use our CRM system to take ticket booking, deal with enquiries both in person and via the phone.
This role involves coordinating the smooth running of all things Front of House during performances. Cash handling and customer service are also important aspects of this voluntary role and full training will be provided, including some steward shifts for experience and shadow shifts as House Manager.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in acting, please visit our Audition page for more information. For all other areas of interest please complete the Application Form and send to Sue Bergin by email email@example.com. She will then be in touch regarding the next step for you.
By completing the Application Form, you will be added to our volunteer mailing list and we will keep you informed of all our opportunities.