You love theatre and you are on a tight budget, but would still like to enjoy the perks of New York City incredible art scene; here is the solution: Ushering! If you've never heard of ushering before, it is a term used to describe volunteering at a theatre for a designated show. The main tasks include simple things such as stuffing a few Playbills, guiding guests to their seats and picking up leftover Playbills at the end of the show. In exchange, you get to grab an empty seat before the show begins and enjoy the play for free. Its absolutely awesome! When I used to live in New York for my acting studies, I used to usher two to three times a month at off-Broadway venues. It was surprisingly so accessible and allowed me to capture the magnificent NYC art scene for free. On top of that, I got to learn and watch major stars perform on stage such as Ellen Burstyn, Brian Bedford, Topher Grace and many more. Here is a list of theatre where you can easily usher in NYC:
Theater Contact / Information to Become a Usher
Abingdon Theatre Company / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Theater Company / Call: 646-216-1191
Century Center Theater / Call: 212-982-6782 ext. 11
The Cherry Lane Theatre / Call: 212-989-2020
Classic Stage Company / Email: email@example.com
The Culture Project / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ensemble Studio Theatre / Call: 212-247-4982
Here Art Center / Call: 212-647-0202
Irish Repertory Theatre / Email: email@example.com
Labyrinth Theater Company / www.labtheater.org/get-involved/
The Laura Pells Theatre / Call: 212-719-9393
Lucille Lortel Theater / Call: 212-924-2817 ext. 207
Manhattan Theatre Club / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mint Theater Company / Call: 212-315-9434
New York Theater Workshop / Call: 212-780-9037
Pearl Theatre / Call: 212-598-9802
Playwrights Horizon / Email: email@example.com
Primary Stages / Call: 212-840-9705
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Roundabout Theatre / Company Call: 212- 719-9393
Second Stage Theatre / Email: JSchleifer@2ST.com
The Signature Theatre Company / Call: 212-244-7529
Soho Repertory Theatre / Call: 212-941-8632
Studio 54 / Call: 212-719-9393
Theatre Row / Call: 212-714-2442
The Vineyard Theatre / Call: 212-353-3366 ext. 214
The Wooster Group / Call: 212-966-9796
Women’s Project Theatre / Email: email@example.com
York Theatre Company / Call: 212-935-5824 ext. 15
Hope you find this list useful and get to enjoy many more shows for absolutely nothing!
Welcome on my artsy blog! I decided to create this section because I also have a huge passion for writing aside from acting. I thought this would be the perfect place to share my inspirations, experiences and adventures with you. I also write a lot of poetry so you will definitely get to read a lot of my poems here. Hope you enjoy ! Xo
"Let life be your playground"
"I provoke the odds
And learn to sew the dots"
"Do not live in excess
But embrace the success"
"Creativity cures the soul"
"Face your fears
Rehearse your journey"
"Make your dreams your priority"
"Set the bar high
"Prepare yourself for
Be ready to take on the wave When it comes your way"