Become a Volunteer

As a non-profit community theatre group, Growl Theatre is run entirely by volunteers. Our volunteers are drawn together by their shared passion for the performing arts and desire to entertain audiences in our community.

We hope that by volunteering to Growl Theatre, you will learn valuable skills, make great friendships and draw satisfaction from contributing to the cultural vibrancy of Brisbane.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers to help with:

  • Marketing & Promotion of shows – Social media content creation, design show artwork, skills in photography and video editing
  • Stage Managers & Backstage Crew – move sets, ensure actors are ready for their cues, organise backstage and dressing rooms.
  • Assistant Director – assist director in coordinating communication with cast and crew, able to multi-task and be very organized
  • Costuming – design costumes, source costume items online or from second hand shops, organize and maintain costumes
  • Set Construction – help build and paint set pieces
  • Make-up/Hair – collaborate with Directors to create hair/makeup for the characters, apply stage make-up and style hair
  • Props – a resourceful person to find or make props, set up prop table for shows
  • Sound and Lighting Technician – operate lighting and sound boards, help set up lights
  • Front of House (Tickets, Ushers and Bar) – greet and welcome patrons, sell tickets at the door, serve drinks
If you become a volunteer at Growl Theatre, here is some important information about the sort of commitment we require:
  • Rehearsals are: Monday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm, and Sundays 1-4pm
  • Performances are:  Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, and run over 3 consecutive weekends.
  • Cast involvement: Rehearsal period usually runs for about 8 weeks, and usually 7 performances over 3 consecutive weekends. See days/times above.
  • Crew involvement (stage crew, lighting/sound crew): Attend all tech/dress rehearsals in the 2 weeks before show, plus performances (7 shows over 3 weekends).
  • Front of House involvement (Door, usher, bar): Attend FOH Working bee (Sunday before show starts), plus be able to volunteer for some/most performances. Starting at 6pm, or 12:30pm for matinee show.

If you’re a reliable, agreeable person, who wants to join a friendly group of people please email to get in touch, or even better – come and see a show and meet us in person!