Magic Theatre has a large group of dedicated volunteers that work with us each season which we value as an important part of our theatre family. There are ushering opportunities available for every show of our current and upcoming productions!
Ushers are required to arrive at the theatre one hour before curtain and must be dressed in all black. Duties may include:
• stuffing programs
• tearing tickets
• assisting patrons to their seats
• assisting with operating concessions or merchandise counters
• light clean-up of the theatre after the performance
In return, ushers are able to see the show free of charge in some of the best seats in the house. They also get 50% off at Magic Theatre Concessions Lounge. The schedule can be arranged at your convenience!
To become part of our volunteer usher team and to schedule a time to work with us please contact the Magic Theatre Box Office.
Please Note: In order to usher with us you must confirm a shift on a specific date. Magic Theatre does not have a lot of room for storage of personal belongings during your ushering shift, so please come with as few personal belongings as possible (large bags, backpacks, laptops, suitcases, and grocery bags are all difficult to accommodate). Small purses are acceptable.
From its ambitious beginnings in 1967, Magic Theatre has developed a
reputation as a cultural hot spot in the San Francisco Bay Area, committed
to supporting avant-garde playwrights, cultivating their bold new plays, and
empowering students from elementary to collegiate levels in the Tenderloin
and Oakland with our Making Magic: Arts and Community program.
Located in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture,
Magic Theatre has worked with hundreds of artists who have gone on to
achieve great heights and incredible success: Lloyd Suh accepted the
2019Herb Alpert Award, recognizing his innovative work in Asian American
theatre, Joshua Harmon won the 2018 Outer Critics Circle Award and
Drama Desk Award for his play Admissions, and Taylor Mac was honored
with the MacArthur Genius Award and nominated for seven Tony Awards for
Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus.
In order to continue supporting talented artists and passionate students, this
year, we will be holding our Magic Masquerade Spring Fling Celebration -
on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the first day of spring, at Gallery 308 in Fort
Mason. The evening includes a hosted reception, a silent and live auction,
awards, decadent dining, dancing, and a spectacular sendoff to our fearless
Artistic Director of twelve years, Loretta Greco!