The Royalty Theatre is run by, and belongs to, the volunteer members that produce, perform in, watch and assist with the running of our shows. We create theatre and entertainment for the benefit of the community and are always looking for new members to either be a part of our regular audiences or get involved in all aspects of our shows.
Volunteering is a great way to learn some new skills, meet new people and have interesting new experiences. Nothing we do can be done without volunteers - aside from our cast, we have a large variety of roles that often need filling, both during the run of a show and in preparations for one, as well as for the overall running of the theatre group and its building. Take a look at the long list below...is there something you could put your talents to?
Every show we produce requires technicians to design, set up and operate the lighting and audio. If you are interested in becoming a member of our technical team, regardless of experience, we’d love to have you on board.
Our Technical Manager, James Errington, and established technicians are able to provide full training on both lighting and sound which will prepare you to use and operate all of our technical equipment effectively and safely.
Set, Staging and Backstage
Bringing a Director’s vision of their set to life on our stage is an area which can vastly improve the overall experience and success of a production. The Director and Stage Manager are responsible for most of the design and planning of our sets but we are always looking for more hands on deck in terms of building and executing this aspect of our shows.
We are always looking for people who would be willing to build, paint and dress our sets as well as aid in the backstage management of a show during it’s run.
Costume and Props
Our Wardrobe department is vital to the success of our productions. The work involved is two fold; firstly, the general house keeping, cataloguing and cleaning of the extensive collection of costumes in wardrobe. Secondly, providing costumes for the shows in production. This involves taking measurements, researching period and style and, finding and fitting the actors. Members of Wardrobe are, on occasion, required during the run of a production to help with costume changes and emergency mending.
The props used to dress the set and by actors during a performance are also incredibly important to the overall production. The role of props organiser involves liaising with the director about which props are needed. Gathering or buying props needed ready for the start of the run. The props person also needs to be on hand during the run of the play to make sure everything is in place and in working order for the start of each show.
Roles required during shows
A trip to The Royalty Theatre is not just about what happens onstage and backstage, and we look to give our audience’s the best experience possible when attending a show. This is where we need our members and volunteers to be a part of the overall show night experience.
This begins when an audience member purchases their ticket. A lot of The Royalty Theatre’s patrons are still a fan of purchasing their tickets from the on-site Box-Office. Having extra help and support for our Box-Office Manager, Julie Carney, would allow for this facility to offered more regularly to our members.
Throughout a show’s run, we are always in need of volunteers to assist in areas such as: Front of House, Box-Office and Bar. During pantos, we need even more hands on deck, selling sweets and toys.
These are all areas in which full training is provided, and allow you to be the welcoming face of The Royalty Theatre, and enhance the overall experience our audiences have on any given evening.
Roles required outside of shows
The theatre is run by an executive committee who oversee many diverse administrative tasks to keep the group and building running. Often we need people to assist in various areas to help plan our activities and put them into action. This can include marketing, publicity, fundraising, planning of events, and many more. If you have skills in these or any other areas you think would be useful to us and can spare a few hours of your time here and there, please do let us know.