Love the Arts? We Need Your Help.
The Public Theatre depends on the support of volunteers to help us to inspire the next generation of theatregoers and to engage those who already have a love for it. As a not-for-profit organization, our small artistic and administrative staff needs your help so that we may continue to share these stories of human experience with our community. If you love the arts and want to add to the vibrancy of our community, we want to hear from you!
Work on a Show
This is an extremely important job in helping to bring awareness to upcoming shows. Our volunteers post over 700 posters in Lewiston/Auburn and the surrounding communities for each performance.
- In return for this important service, poster volunteers receive complimentary tickets to each show they post!
We are currently seeking volunteers for the following Poster Routes:
- Bowdoin / Bowdoinham
The number of tickets awarded depends on the specific route. Typically, a volunteer will receive 1 ticket ($20 value) per 15-20 posters, with each route having a minimum of one ticket. The tickets are only good for the show you are posting and cannot be saved or switched to another production.
If you are interested in one of these routes, please Call (207) 782-2211 now for more information or Email Us Today!
Ushering & Concessions
Ushering and concessions are performed by organized volunteer teams. As the face of the theatre, your goal is for each theatergoer to have an exceptional experience. You can join a regular team, or offer your assistance as a “fill in” team member.
- Team participants get to see that show’s performance for free.
The run of a show is approximately a 2 week commitment. As part of this crew, you’ll work closely with theatre staff, directors and actors to assist in the production. You are required to be at all dress rehearsals and performances.
- Backstage participants get to see the performances for that show for free.
Join a Committee
Bulk Mailing Committee
Mailing committee meets several times each season to mail out postcards for each production. Mailings generally happen during the daytime and take about a 2-3 hour block of time.
Silent Auction Committee
The Silent Auction is a major fundraising event each spring. The solicitation, item pick-up, and set up of the auction are a few of the tasks this committee performs.
Individual Fundraising Committee
This committee explores ways to grow the individual financial support from individuals as well as brainstorming fundraising ideas.