Between the Tackles  ---   photo by Brian P Streett Photography 
Volunteer Guild

Reimagine yourself as a part of the Parkway Playhouse Family!

Parkway Playhouse would not exist as it is today without volunteer involvement. You are an absolutely essential component of our theater. Our shows transport our patrons to another world, offering them an escape from their everyday life, but we cannot create these magical productions without your help.

Parkway has a dedicated staff, small in number but awesome in ability, who will provide the guidance we need for the Guild. Countless volunteer opportunities are available: Ushers, concessions, production support for opening night and dress rehearsals, transportation, grounds maintenance, set construction, costumes, props, sewing, technology, and Parkway Playhouse Junior support, just to name a few. Whether you have just two hours or fifty hours during our season, we need you as a member! You choose how much time you have to spend.

By becoming a member of the Guild you make the continued success of the Playhouse a reality, but you also get great incentives like a free ticket for every three hours you work! The biggest bonus is the family you will be joining and the fun and satisfaction you will get working with your new friends.

To find out about more volunteer opportunities, email

Upcoming volunteer events:

Usher Orientation: Thursday, March 30 at 5:30pm
at Parkway Playhouse - 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville

Fulfill your lifelong dream of being a Parkway Playhouse Usher!

This orientation session is free, and approximately 60 minutes in length.  Participants will learn about Parkway Playhouse’s season as well as how performances work. Participants who attend the orientation will be able to sign up as ushers for Mainstage and Junior shows the 2017 Season, and attend performances for free, when they are volunteering. 

Please note that if you were an usher in a previous year or at other theatres, you need to take the class again this year to stay up to date. 

Ushers need to be at least 16 years of age.

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Spring Work Day: Saturday, April 1, 10am - 2pm
at Parkway Playhouse - 202 Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville

During the course of the event, volunteers will work with Parkway Playhouse staff and Board to open up the theatre building after being shuttered for the winter. 

Activities for the day range from landscaping and yard work, to maintenance and repairs throughout the building. It is a great way to explore and learn about one of Burnsville’s most iconic landmarks and cultural attractions, as volunteers will be working in every area of the building inside and out. 

Participants who work for three hours will get a complimentary ticket. 

All are encouraged to wear “work clothes” (including close-toed shoes) and bring a pair of work gloves. 

This activity is suitable for kids aged 12 and up.

If you have a skill to volunteer that is not listed on our sign up form, please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information about being a volunteer performer, please click the audition information button.