Duncan Theatre - Lake Worth campus

The job of a Duncan Theatre Volunteer Usher is critical to the Theatre, saving over $30,000 every year. Your work is essential to the patron's safety and their enjoyment of the performance. You will learn new skills, meet new friends, and provide a service to your state.

Volunteer Ushers must be willing and able to:

  1. Attend an Orientation Session.
  2. Commit to a monthly schedule.
  3. Follow instructions and have a friendly and positive attitude.
  4. Arrive on time and stay until the last patron has left the building.
  5. Adapt to changing situations and remain calm during emergencies.
  6. Remain standing during an entire event (occasionally).
  7. Walk up-stairs to the balcony / no elevator available.
  8. Pay close attention to detail.
  9. Comply with all policies & procedures.
  10. Visually sweep the theaters to check for potential safety issues and lost and found items.
  11. Politely directing and escorting patrons to their seats.
  12. Provide patrons with programs and other relevant materials.

If you meet these requirements and would like to become a member of the Duncan Theatre family as a Volunteer Usher, please send an email  with your full name, address and telephone number. You will receive an invitation to the Orientation Session as soon as the date has been set. Orientation Session will take place sometime during the fall.


Eissey Campus Theatre - Palm Beach Gardens campus

There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Eissey Campus Theatre.  From being a volunteer usher, to donating to our programming, to becoming a show sponsor, our generous patrons are an integral part of theatre operations!

The Ushering Staff is an all volunteer team, led by a House Manager employed by the theatre.  Our ushers take tickets, assist patrons with seating and are the public face of the Eissey Campus Theatre.  Ushers must be 16 years of age or older and have the ability to walk stairs and stand for periods of time.  Training sessions are held several times a year.  If you're interested in becoming an usher, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (561) 207-5903 or e-mail Volunteers for further information.

For more information on what it takes to be an usher, please review our Usher Training Manual.

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Support your community's theatre and keep the curtain rising!  All donations support programming, artist hospitality & lodging, state-of-the-art equipment, renovations to enhance your theatre experience, volunteer recognition events and other special needs that cannot be met by Palm Beach State College. Listed below you'll find plenty of donation options.
All donations are 100% tax deductible and will be matched 66% by the State of Florida.

Arts Education
The goal of the Paul and Sandra Goldner Arts in the Gardens for Young People series is to develop an appreciation for the performing arts in young people by providing quality, educational performing arts experiences to school groups. For every $5 donated, the Eissey Campus Theatre will transport one child to the theatre to experience a live performing arts performance.  For more information, call the Education Office at 561-207-5910 or e-mail the Education Office.


school show

Friends of the Eissey Campus Theatre - $100 and up
For a tax-deductible contribution of just $100 annually, you (or you and your spouse) will receive these fantastic benefits as a member of Friends of the Eissey Campus Theatre!
* Advance notice to purchase tickets to Arts in the Gardens and other college events
* Listing in the season program
* Opportunity to be involved with special fundraising events
* The social experience of becoming a member of a group dedicated to supporting arts and education in northern Pam Beach County

Endowment Fund ** - $1000 and up

Take-A-Seat, Take-A-Bow Endowment Campaign
Theatre seats can be dedicated for $1000 each and funds are placed in our Endowment Fund.
*A plaque with the name of your choice is placed permanently on a seat in the theatre
*You will be recognized on the Take-a-Seat Display in the lobby and in the season program
*You will receive advance notice to purchase tickets (after renewing subscribers) to Arts in the Gardens.
*For total donations of $5000 and up your name will be permanently placed on our Wall of Honor in the theatre lobby.
**Donations may be made in multiple installments but must be given within the calendar year.

Arts in the Gardens Show Sponsorship - $2500
Each Arts in the Gardens performance can be sponsored for a tax deductible donation of $2500.
*You will receive complimentary tickets to the show
*You will have use of the President's Box the night of the performance (for up to 8 people)
*You will recognized in the program, on a lobby sign and "in lights" in the theatre
AIG Sponsorship poster

Planned Giving

Please contact the Palm Beach State Foundation at 561-868-3450 for details on planned giving opportunities.

How Do I Donate?
For more information or to receive a brochure and donation envelope, contact the Theatre Director at (561) 207-5905
OR send an inquiry by e-mail to
Theatre Director
OR pay with a credit card at the Palm Beach State College Foundation's secure site. 
Be sure to direct your donation to the Eissey Campus Theatre!
Donate Here!


Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center - Belle Glade campus

Volunteer opportunities abound at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center (DHCAC).

Ushers are always welcome to any of our performing artists series (evening) and CAFE shows in the morning, which usually serves over 18,500 students per year. Greeting our patrons is a very important aspect of our community service and a great way to meet new people and re-new old acquaintances.

Being a member of the DHCAC Advisory Board is another way to volunteer your time and energy. There are a number of committees that assist the theatre staff in planning and promoting the events held at the DHCAC.

For additional information about volunteering at the theatre, contact Debbie Bowles by calling (561) 993-1160.

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