The Barre Opera House accepts volunteers year round to fill its usher corps and provides training each fall for new recruits before the season begins.

Joining the Barre Opera House Usher Corps is a great way to support Central Vermont’s premier performing arts center and an opportunity to see wonderful shows at no cost.

Ushers are expected to arrive 60 minutes prior to curtain time to prepare for the show and to receive assignments, which include passing out programs, taking tickets, showing patrons to their seats, and helping with concessions and merchandise sales.

We ask our ushers to sign up for at least three performances each half of the season (6 total shows for the year), including one spring dance recital. We desire responsible individuals who will honor their volunteering commitment. Job requirements include the ability to climb stairs and stand for extended periods of time. All ushers must also be at least 14 years of age.

The Opera House communicates with our ushers primarily by email. Familiarity with and access to a computer, with the ability to access the internet, navigate web pages and forms, open PDF files is helpful.

Those interested in ushering can contact us at 476-0293 or Projects@barreoperahouse.org 


Show Suggestions

This is your chance to help by suggesting shows and events to be presented at Barre Opera House. Please go HERE to post your suggestions. You are welcome to add new suggestions at anytime.



Hanging posters in your community is a great way to tell your neighbors about upcoming Barre Opera House performances. If you can commit to hanging a few posters for each of our performance in designated locations we would love your help.



 Board Member

Our Board Members are our biggest advocates! If you are interested in becoming a BOH Board Member please take a look at the application below. Contact Kurt Thoma, Executive Director 802-476-0292 or director@barreoperahouse.org if you have questions.

Board Application

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a special skill you think you can provide to make our organization even better? Write a note or call us at projects@barreoperahouse.org or 802-476-0293.