Spotlight on… is a new series focusing on our brilliant Volunteer Ushers at Swindon Theatres. We are lucky to have around 150 Ushers who work for the Wyvern Theatre and Swindon Arts Centre and who help the Duty Manager with the smooth running of our shows. Their duties can include helping direct patrons to seats and venue facilities, selling programmes and merchandise, checking tickets and more. Our Ushers can often be the first point of contact for visiting patrons and their contribution to theatre life is really invaluable to us as a team. This is their chance to take centre stage and tell us about their experiences!
Today’s Spotlight On is with Dee Vauhan.
How long have you been an usher and why?
Two weeks today and because it is something I have liked the idea of for some time. A friend told me she was doing it and how much she enjoyed it.
What’s your favourite thing?
I think the favourite thing will be meeting new people.
What has been your personal highlight of ushering a show at Swindon Theatres?
As I have only ushered at one show so far, the hi light was being able to help re-organise the events at the music festival. The bad weather had caused problems with children being unable to get to perform and the classes all had to be rearranged.
Why do you enjoy ushering?
I like to be able to help people and will enjoy being part of the theatre.
Describe ushering in three words.
Social – engaged – active
Are you a Swindon Theatres Usher and want to contribute to the Spotlight On Series? Contact Marcus Lilley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Ushering at Swindon Theatres here.