Volunteer Usher Program


The Patron Services team at Salt Lake County Arts & Culture provides ushering services for patrons at all five of our venues: Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, and The Rose. Our ushers ensure everyone gets seated in the right place, distribute programs, help patrons with accessibility needs, and answer patron questions, and support the safety of our guests. Without them, the show couldn’t go on!

Volunteer with Us!

As an Usher you can:

  • Create extraordinary experiences for our guests
  • Support the performing arts in Salt Lake County
  • Make great friendships

When you usher, you are a part of a group devoted to providing a treasured experience to every patron who walks through our doors… and you’ll often get see live performances without buying a ticket! From classical symphonies to Broadway shows, comedians to modern dance, the performances you can support span across the arts and include everything from talented local performances to national tours.

Join our cast of Ushers and discover your “Why”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get to usher?

  • We provide the ushering staff for all events at Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, and the Mid Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville.

How often will I be asked to volunteer?

  • Ushers are asked to volunteer for 3-4 events, or shifts, per month. Depending on how many events are scheduled each month, you may work a little less or a little more.

How long is each ushering shift?

  • An average usher shift is 4 to 5 hours.

How do I sign up for events?

  • You choose the events or venues you are interested in and then sign up for those shifts in our online scheduling program.

Where do volunteer ushers park?

  • If you are working at one of our downtown Salt Lake City venues, we will give you a parking validation for a nearby garage. For events at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center, parking is free in the on-site lot.

Do volunteer ushers get a seat at performances?

  • You are not guaranteed a seat when ushering, as each performance can sell out. You should be prepared to stand for the duration of your shift.

Is there a dress code?

  • Yes, we ask all ushers to wear a white or black top with black pants or skirt, or a black dress.

What are some of the other benefits of ushering?

  • Providing a valuable service to our local performing arts community
  • Meeting new people and making great friendships!
  • Quarterly social events at Arts & Culture venues
  • Annual Recognition & Training events
  • Free parking when working at our downtown venues


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