Volunteers Needed

What could be better than enjoying the spectacular view of the lake at Sand Harbor, while supporting your local community?  The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival relies on our fantastic group of enthusiastic volunteers to help run the Festival every year. Joining the Festival as a volunteer offers many benefits including meeting and working with other fun and caring people, supporting the arts in Northern Nevada and earning FREE Festival tickets.  Whether you can support the Festival for a few hours or become involved for many nights, we welcome you to our family of volunteers.

Come join us in 2015 and fill your summer with Romeo and Juliet and The Fantasticks as well as favorite events such as the Reno Philharmonic and much more. We welcome individuals and families to fill positions. For corporate and civic groups, it’s a great team-building event. 

Please check our volunteer calendar for scheduled shifts and to see what days we could use some extra hands. Click here for calendar .

Please Note: Online Volunteer Sign-up is not available until April 20th. If you received our mailing please feel free to fill out the application enclosed or to email Lee Ann Allison directly at lee@tahoebard.com

Thank you!     

Volunteer Membership

An opportunity for our volunteers to become a part of our Membership program at a discounted price! For $75, volunteers will be listed as $150 - $599 contributors and receive the benefits at that level. Check out our membership page for a list of benefits, and sign up by April 30th to be included in this year's program. Volunteer Members will also receive a special LTSF polo T-shirt, and priority volunteer scheduling for our most desirable nights, including the Monday Night Showcase performances.

. *Please leave a message in the comment box if you are interested in this program*

Volunteer Positions 

The following is a list of the many areas that we could use your help. Thank you for your support!  

Amphitheater "Bowl" Host

Help to usher and seat guests within our amphitheater, affectionately known as "the bowl".  Monitor compliance with theater policies, clean-up during intermission and after performance. Assist with distributing surveys. Dinner is provided compliments of the Festival on work nights, provided you agree to close the venue with House Management, until approximately 11:00 pm. Volunteers must be able to maneuver comfortably throughout sand amphitheater and interact closely with all guests.  5:00 pm- 11 pm.

Premium Seating Usher

Check in and assist guests to premium and accessible seating.  5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.

Box Office

Distribute "will call" tickets, answer questions, and direct patrons from the Box Office to the venue always with the utmost of customer service.  From:  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm.


Welcome Festival guests and answer questions. Assist with directing people from the parking lot to the theater entrance.  Assist with distributing guest surveys.  5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.

Merchandise Sales Assistant

Assist Festival staff with merchandise sales and the nightly set-up and clean-up of the gift shop displays. Act as runner for specific merchandise requests. 5:00 pm- through close of intermission, approximately 9:30 pm.

Ticket Taker

Responsible for checking tickets, distributing wrist bands, and directing patrons into the designated seating areas within the bowl (amphitheater). 5:00 pm- 7:30 pm.


Assumes various positions as needed. Flexibility is appreciated as positions will vary nightly.  5:00 pm- as needed.

D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare (Daytime position for most. Bartley Ranch on August 4th is an evening performance) 

Help Festival staff to greet patrons and seat young audience members during our  FREE performances staged for children. Volunteers are needed at various locations; please review the Young Shakespeare Program schedule to see where we will be performing this summer season.



Marketing Volunteer

This position will include helping in the distribution of posters, brochures, etc around the Lake and in surrounding local communities. If you love to interact with the community and people, this is a fun and interactive way to support the Festival.  Please contact volunteer coordinator to arrange.

On-Call Volunteer

Whether it's assembling our new chairs, folding t-shirts, stuffing envelopes or helping set up our beautiful venue, we can always use some extra hands! The weeks leading up to opening night and after closing are just as busy as show nights here at LTSF! Sign up to be on our "on-call" email list to be notified of any micellaneous needs that may arise.

For more information send an email to info@tahoebard.com or call 1-775-298-0159

Please Note: All shift requests will be scheduled in the order applications are received.  Volunteer Members who sign up before June 1st will receive a personal invitation for priority scheduling of the Monday Night Showcase performances.  On June 1st Monday Nights will open for general Volunteer scheduling in the order Monday Night Showcase requests are received. Thank you.


Desired Positions

June 28 at 8:00am

June 28 at 10:00am

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What was Shakespeare's first name?

Romeo & Juliet
The Fantasticks
Monday Night Showcase

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