Thank you for your interest in ushering at The Studio Theatre.

The Studio Theatre has a dedicated group of over 500 volunteer ushers. They perform some of the most integral jobs in the theatre on a show-by-show basis—greeting patrons, collecting tickets and directing patrons to their seats. We couldn’t do it without them. Ushering is the easiest way to see Studio’s award-winning shows for free. All ushers are entitled to a FREE SEAT to every show that they usher. Please note that these seats are given on a space-available basis. On the rare occasions that there are no available seats, all ushers are entitled to one complementary ticket to a performance of their choice for that same show.

The Usher Dress Code

Ushers are required to wear all black and white with close-toed shoes.

Jeans, tennis shoes, and sandals are not permitted.

Usher Positions

Volunteer ushers are assigned to one of the following positions by the House Manager:


Greet patrons as they enter the building and help direct them to the Box Office, theatres, bookstore or concessions.

Ticket collector

Take tickets and direct patrons to the correct area of the theatre to be seated. 

Seating Usher

Hand out programs and usher patrons to their seats. 

Coat Check

Check coats, bags, and other items for patrons in the Mead lobby. (NOTE: Coat Check is a free service provided for the patrons. No money or tips are accepted at the coat check.)

Interested in ushering? 

Please fill out the Usher Form to join our usher team!

Contact us

Studio Theatre

Volunteer Coordinator
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005


Phone: 202.332.3300

Interested in ushering? Please fill out our Usher Form.