Get involved with Brighton Theatre CompanyWays to contribute to your local theatre community
Before you get involed…
Hear from some of BTC’s recent volunteers!
“Brighton Theatre Company fostered my love of theatre and allowed me to explore in a safe and caring environment. The team are always supportive of me trying new things, and are constantly searching for ways to make that happen”
– El Wood
“Helping my daughter cultivate her interest in the theatre, I found myself wondering what it would be like to be involved in the technical aspects of the theatre. I have found Brighton Theatre Company to be an inclusive and nurturing group, who have taught me everything I know about technical theatre. I am welcomed and supported in any new venture I wish to explore.”
– Tony Wood
“I love helping out in the crew, because I get to learn new skills, and what it takes to run a show. I get to work in a team of friendly people who also love the theatre like me!”
– Elise Hamilton
“Brighton Theatre Company has always been like a second home to me, getting the opportunities to work on stage and behind the scenes were such enjoyable experiences that taught me the reins in a supportive and exciting environment.”
– Jessica Ride
Help us with Front of House (FOH)
Helping with our FOH duties is one of the most satisfying ways to get involved. Enjoy catching up with other members and chatting to our patrons! To volunteer, contact us on 0439 069 479 or via email on email@example.com
Before you get involed
The Brighton Theatre Company’s vision is to be a company that provides an unprecedented level of community involvement, fellowship and social activity centered on our shared passion for the theatre. BTC is not merely a production house that outsources its shows to selected Directors who audition their casts. Instead, we are part of and involved in the wider community, inclusive and accessible to everyone regardless of age and ability. We encourage growth and development for all involved, leading to a sustainable company with a rich theatrical heritage to hand over to succeeding generations.
BTC has been stages four productions each year and the Play Reading Committee selects our plays from scripts submitted by its chosen Directors. The company aims to produce a range of theatrical experiences from comedy to drama, by a wide variety of Australian and international playwrights. Our Directors bring new ideas and a wealth of experience to the company. Feedback from patrons is strongly encouraged, as we like to produce the kind of theatre that audiences enjoy, as well as giving our casts and crewmembers the opportunity to extend their creativity and further their technical skills. BTC productions are always an entertaining night out, with highly enjoyable extras such as pre-show drinks and at interval.
You can be part of our community in two ways (or both!)
As a Subscriber:
BTC needs the audience participation so if you wish to be involved in this way and you would like to regularly book seats for our productions we welcome you as a BTC Subscriber. Our Season 2024 Brochure is currently being built and will be available either on our website to download or you ring 0493 069 479 and we can email or post to you.
As a Member:
If you want to be more than an audience participant, BTC offers you to become a member and share in the experience of how season productions are created from the acting, directing, stage construction to backstage areas. All of our activities are designed with a view to including all of our members at one time or another. A core benefit is therefore pride of association with the quality productions that BTC creates and the fellowship that comes from participation.
For an annual fee of $10.00 you can become involved in BTC, assist with the many activities listed below that are associated with putting on the production, learn new skills or develop existing ones, socialise, enjoy regular newsletters, join the BTC Facebook Group, as we welcome your feedback. You can also be part of the audience with concession tickets, or why not organise a group of 15+ and enjoy even more discounted ticket prices.
All of our activities are designed with a view to including all of our members at one time or another. A core benefit is therefore pride of association with the quality productions that BTC creates and the fellowship that comes from participation.
There are many activities open to you as a member of the Company and you don’t need any particular skill to participate in many of them, just a friendly, sociable outlook and a willingness to learn. They include:
- On-stage activities: Acting, Directing
- Set painting
- Stage management
- Technical: Lighting/sound design and operation
- Working bees to take down the set (“set-breaks”)
- Assist with the set building (no experience necessary)
- Social functions: annual events, monthly play readings, AGM and Awards night and Seasonal Launch Parties
- Front of House: An opportunity to socialise with other members and vital to creating a positive experience with our company.
- Regular Newsletters
- Join the BTC Facebook Group