Become a Volunteer

Could You Help The Acorn Grow?

The Acorn is a charitable trust managed by a volunteer board of trustees, and almost all the people who work here give their time for free, to help keep our beautiful theatre alive, we wouldn’t be here without them.

We welcome new volunteers whatever your skills or interests, so don’t be shy, come and join our band of enthusiastic supporters and help our Acorn grow into a mighty oak!

Front of House

The majority of our volunteers help out on the night of performances, as Front of House staff. It takes 3 – 5 volunteers to staff each show we put on, and with an average of 8 – 12 shows per month, we need a lot of volunteers to keep going! Front of house staff is crucial members of our team, providing a welcoming face to greet our audience, tear tickets, help people to find seats and make sure the building is safe and well-organised during performances, as well as tidying up after the public has gone home. They need to be here an hour and a quarter before the performance starts and be able to stay until the audience has left. The only qualifications you need are a friendly smile and a love of theatre!

Box Office

We need someone to run the box office for each show night. Some basic computer skills are needed, plus comfort with handling money and checking numbers, but full training will be given. Box Office staff are usually needed from an hour and a quarter before the performance starts until the end of the interval. We are also trying to open our box office during the daytime, for people who wish to pop in and book advance tickets in person, so if you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis, and like talking to people and telling them about the great shows we have on here, we’d love to hear from you!

Other things you might enjoy

We also need people who have time and skills to give in other capacities, supporting our marketing team, giving time, occasionally with repairs and maintenance of the building, or simply distributing posters and leaflets around West Cornwall. If you would like to help us in any way, please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you and really appreciate all offers of help to keep our wonderful theatre in business!

Thank you

As a small thank you for your support, every volunteer is entitled to a free complimentary ticket for every performance you help with.

For more information contact us.

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The Acorn Theatre

The Acorn,
Parade Street,
TR18 4BU

Registered Company No: 1587249
Registered Charity No: 283545


The Acorn