There are plenty of ways to get involved at the OSO, from volunteering on our box office, to bringing a show. Please scroll down to find out more. If there is any way you’d like to get involved not listed, please do get in touch – we’re always open to new ideas and opportunities.
Evening Box Office Volunteers
When we have performance nights in the theatre, we need a volunteer to help on the box office. The shifts usually start at 7pm, ready for the show starting at 8pm. Tasks involve greeting customers and answering their questions, ticking people off the guest list, selling tickets on the door, and ushering.
It’s a great way to experience the buzz of our performance nights, improve customer service skills and confidence – plus you get to see the show for free!
Day Time Volunteers
During the day we need volunteers to help staff our box office, man the front desk, and take phone calls. We get all sorts of people coming in to use our venue, or to find out more about what we do, and it’s important that we have a friendly face there when they come in. Full training is provided, and we usually ask that you do a three hours shift either in the morning or afternoon during our opening times (10am-6pm).
Other volunteering opportunities
How to get in touch
Putting on a show at the OSO
Bring a Play
We are always looking to programme entertaining and inventive theatre. If you are from, or know of, a production company looking for somewhere to perform please do get in touch. We aim to programme a mixture of local theatre groups, emerging companies, and more established touring groups, in order to support companies at all stages of development whilst providing our audiences with top quality and innovative theatre. The OSO has a black box stage and raked seating. Capacity for the theatre is 56 on the raked seating, but extra rows can be added to make 74. For some music and comedy events we open the space out to 130. Please read the Production Handbook for information on technical specifications, marketing, financial deals and the process of producing a show at OSO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to bring a show to OSO, or if you have any further questions. If you are an aspiring playwright not yet ready to mount a full production yourself, please head to the Dispatches page on our website for information about our new writing scratch night.
We regularly have art from professional artists up in the cafe, ranging from photography and sketches to watercolours and sculpture. If you are interested in exhibiting please find more information here, and contact email@example.com to discuss available dates.
Photo credit Steve Weeks