Torch seeks volunteers to help it shine
1:50pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
Volunteers who are passionate about the arts are invited to play their part to help Pembrokeshire’s biggest theatre and cinema complex.
The Torch Theatre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with checking tickets and selling programmes, sweets and ice cream, as it heads into a packed autumn/winter season.
With upcoming performances from comedian Jack Dee, politician Tony Benn and two Torch Theatre Company productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dick Whittington, the theatre needs more volunteers than ever, said front of house manager Marcus Lewis.
He said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity for people who want to work in a theatre environment.
“It’s a great chance to make new friends and work in the unique and thrilling environment that an arts centre such as the Torch Theatre offers.”
The longest serving front of house staff member Jean Soloman has volunteered at the theatre for 23 years.
Jean, who is also a member of the New Tabernacle Players in Milford Haven, said: “The best thing about my job is seeing all the children’s faces as they come in for the Christmas panto each year.
“It’s amazing to see how excited they are about being at the theatre. It makes it all worthwhile.”
At the moment, 30 volunteers help out at the theatre.
Mr Lewis added: “We cannot do without them, and in return they can benefit from complimentary and discounted tickets to shows and film screenings.”
If you are over 16 and would like to become a volunteer call Kirsty Richardson on 01646 694192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.torchtheatre.co.uk.