Volunteer with Garfield Theatre! Share your skills and time while getting to know your child’s friends and a wonderful group of parents! There are plenty of opportunities to fit any interests and schedule.

Provide Production Support

Rehearsal Snacks. Students have much more successful and productive rehearsals when they’re nourished. We help by providing healthy after school snacks for Spring Musical rehearsals when they kick into high gear after Spring Break. STaGe collects donations from parents for a snack fund to keep basic snacks on hand, and organizes a Signup Genius to schedule parents willing to bring hot food a few times a week.

Snack suggestions

Box Office: We’ll train you on the box office software to sell tickets and answer questions. 

Concessions: You can bake or purchase items for our concessions table: Brownies, cookies, Rice Krispie treats, chips, and flavored seltzers are always popular with audience members! We also need folks to show up before the show to get the concessions table ready, and to staff it. 

We’ll send out links to the Signup Genius for all of these jobs before each show.

Sets & Costumes. We have occasional weekend work parties to help with set construction, painting, costume inventory, and anything else that needs attention. We’ll send email and post any announcements on Facebook. 

Other Ways to Help:

  • Finding props for shows
  • Social media / maintaining our Facebook account
  • T-shirts & Merchandise / ordering and selling
  • Publicity / contacting media, creating publicity materials
  • Ad Sales / selling PlayBill ads to local businesses and parents of seniors who want to honor their graduate in the program
  • Photography / take photos at dress rehearsals, performances, and the Theatre Awards banquet

Be a Chaperone

Parent chaperones help make the three-day Washington State Thespian Festival a highlight for students, and we have a great time too! STaGe works to keep costs low, and we make scholarships available so all students have the opportunity to go. 

Students attend workshops and performances with other theatre students from across the state, and perform numbers from their upcoming musical during the “work-in-progress” showcase (WIPs). Some will also perform their one-act plays. Parent chaperones are allowed to attend workshops, space permitting, and to see all the WIPs. It’s a fun trip for all involved!

To be a chaperone, you must complete the Seattle Public Schools’ volunteer process. Please email volunteers@garfieldstage.org if you have any questions!

Join STaGe (Supporters of Theatre at Garfield)

STaGe is the Garfield Theatre booster group. Our monthly meetings are open to anyone who wants to help support the program or just learn more about what we do. Check the calendar for upcoming dates and contact us at volunteers@garfieldstage.org to find out who is hosting the meeting that month.