Woodland Opera House Guild
Ushers and Docents The Woodland Opera House Guild is seeking ushers and tour docents. Become a guild member and support the Woodland Opera House. Membership is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a night out at the theatre. And of course, there is the good feeling of supporting our fabulous historic Woodland Opera House!
As a State Historic Park the Opera House offers tours. The Woodland Opera House is one of the smallest state parks in the California Park system and a designated historic landmark. Share our remarkable history by becoming a tour docent.
Join the Woodland Opera House Guild Thinking about becoming a guild member? These frequently asked questions may help you decide:
What is the Woodland Opera House Guild? The Guild is an organization of men and women who want to ensure the success of the historic Woodland Opera House by volunteering their services. Anyone over the age of 16 may join. Children 12-15 years old may join if sponsored by, and accompanied to, events by an adult member.
Are there lots of meetings? There is an orientation meeting when you first join, then one meeting a year. The Board of Directors meets once a month. And those meetings are open to any member.
How much does it cost? The dues for an active member are $25.00 per year. If you wish to join, but do not feel you can work much, or not at all, you may join as an Associate member. Associate dues are $40.00 per year. We have recently added a family membership for $90 a year as well. This is ideal for families of 4 or more that reside at the same address.
What can I do as a volunteer? You can: usher at all Mainstage and Theatre for Families productions and concerts, give out programs, provide help and assistance to our patrons, help backstage, sew costumes, paint sets, help with refreshments, serve on the Board, decorate for the holidays, learn to give tours, help with fundraisers, and many other tasks. There is always need for additional help and something for everyone. Let us know how you would like to contribute.
How often do I have to work? Active members are requested to help out at least 6 times a year. Most members enjoy serving much more than that. Associate members are not required to work, but their services are always welcome. They may sign up to volunteer for any event, performance, or concert as they wish.
What’s in it for me? The satisfaction of knowing you are helping keep the Historic Woodland Opera House Theatre a thriving venue is your greatest reward. More tangible rewards are seeing the performances and concerts free when you work at them, invitations to social events, and meeting wonderful, dedicated people like yourself. Each member keeps a record of their hours served. Members having 50 or more hours a year are honored at the annual Chesley Awards (W.O.H.’s Academy Award). Membership is a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a night out at the theatre and spend some quality time together supporting our fabulous Historic Woodland Opera House!