Volunteer at TPAC

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The Topeka Performing Arts Center Volunteer Committee invites you to take your place beside the staff and many other dedicated volunteers who enjoy meeting new people, supporting the cultural scene in Topeka and celebrating the history of this unique facility.

As a volunteer, you are considered one of the family and an important part of making the Topeka Performing Arts Center our community's most celebrated cultural center. You'll be invited to play a key role in the many artistic and educational activities that enrich our community.

Please make sure you read over these requirements. If you are able to accomplish these tasks and would like to become a part of the TPAC team please call our volunteer coordinator Erin Grieve at 785-234-2787 ext. 100 or e-mail her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You may also print an application form and mail it to TPAC – Volunteer Coordinator, 214 SE 8th Ave. Topeka, KS 66603.

Information needed by Volunteer Coordinator:

Name, Address, Phone number, e-mail address
Previous Volunteer Experience
Why are you interested in volunteering at TPAC?
Please indicate availability - Weekdays, Week nights, Weekend Days, Weekend nights, etc.

Download Volunteer Information Form

Physical Exertions may include:

Standing for long periods of time (up to 4 hours)
Bending over to pick items up off the floor
Going up and down stairs

What Do Theater Volunteers Do?

Carry out all Theater policies
Scan tickets
Hand out programs and other printed materials
Usher patrons to their correct seats
Implement food and drink policies
Be alert for any disturbance or emergency and report to staff
Direct patrons to restrooms and telephones
Perform a light clean up after the show
Set examples of good theatre etiquette
Enjoy the benefits of teamwork
Take the extra step to provide excellent customer service
Assist as needed with special events
Demonstrate a willingness to learn all aspects of your position
Follow instructions from the House Managers and TPAC Management
  • Volunteers are required to fill out the Volunteer Application and will be contacted to participate in an initial training session along with mandatory meetings during the year.

Our volunteers’ contribution of time and energy is an important aspect in the operations of the Topeka Performing Arts Center and help provide our patrons with a positive theatre experience.