It comes as a surprise to many people that the Crescent is run by a membership organisation, and that Crescent productions are created by the Crescent Theatre Company – people who are not paid, but who have a passion for theatre and are dedicated to producing work to the very highest standard.
Apart from an interest in theatre, people join for different reasons: for social contact, to gain experience of “real theatre” before going to drama school, to use their technical expertise, or simply to find out how theatre works.
However, the theatre is not just about acting and requires a large team of people to bring a production to the stage. Actors need a creative team:
- Set Designer
- Sound Designer
- Lighting and special effects Designer
- Audio Visual Designer
- Costume Designer
- An assistant to the director (called a Production Assistant at The Crescent)
- Stage Manager who runs the performances
- Assistant Stage Manager
- Stage crew
- Props Assistants
- Sound and Lighting operators (often the same people that have designed the show).
- Set construction team
- ‘Get in’ team, who assist mainly with getting a set up but could also assist the lighting and sound teams
- ‘Strike’ team, who take down the set and put everything away at the end of the performance run.
And then there’s Front of House (the public areas – foyer, auditoriums and bar) where stewards are needed throughout the whole of a performance to ensure the audience’s safety and where servers are required for the bar and coffee bar – all to ensure that our audience members have a good customer experience.
The members are also needed to support the building’s day to day activities to assist with box office, marketing, conferences, school visits, to name but a few. The list of opportunities is endless; there’s something for everyone!
So why not get more out of your theatre experience by joining the Crescent?
How to Join
Becoming a member of The Crescent Theatre is simple! Download the application form and return it to The Members Manager. We will contact you to book your induction. Be sure to read the volunteering policy included in this document.
For more information contact The Members Manager on 0121 643 5858
Document Downloads (PDF format)
Memorandum and Articles of Association (Constitution) Revised July 2011