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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at TCR. There are many fun and important ways you can support Theatre Cedar Rapids during a performance season:


The TCR Scene Shop located on the top floor of the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave SE is always a-buzz with activity. Our skilled technical staff supervises volunteers in building and painting TCR’s elaborate sets and props.  Join the TCR Technical Theatre Facebook group HERE for information on current opportunities.


Work the fly lines, move scenery, pull curtains, operate special effects.  There can be just as much action backstage as there is in front of the curtain during a big show. Join the TCR Technical Theatre Facebook group HERE for information on current opportunities.


Whether you are a beginner or highly skilled, we can find a costume project that’s perfectly suited for you.  Building and maintaining costume pieces uses both sewing and non-sewing skills.  Or you can work backstage on the costume crew to assist with costume changes and lots of other things!  Email for more information.


Actors, singers, dancers…there are plenty of performance opportunities for all!  With a variety of comedies, musicals, and dramas, performers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome to perform on stage at TCR.  Open auditions are held throughout the year, usually about two months prior to each production.  Scripts may be checked out at the box office and specific audition information will be posted on TCR’s Facebook page and here on our website. Check both often for new opportunities. You may also email TCR Artistic Director


Our largest single group of active volunteers (more than 250) are TCR ushers. They take tickets, hand out programs, and/or assist our patrons to their seats. It’s a great way to see TCR shows at no cost! To sign up, click here and enter in the search bar. You may also call the box office at 319-366-8591 or email


The Assistant Director (AD) works hand-in-hand with the director during the rehearsal process.  ADs help with research and administrative details and assist in carrying out the production concept.  Inquiries may be directed to Artistic Director Angie Toomsen at


If you like hunting for unusual items like a London newspaper or a Victorian chair, this may be perfect for you!  The props master and crew are responsible for locating or making all of the items used by the actors on stage.  For more info, contact Artistic Director Angie Toomsen at


During performances, the light board operator runs light cues on the board and the crew works spotlights. The sound board operator runs a mixing board to control music, sound effects, and body microphones.  If you’re interested, contact Technical Director Benjamin Lauer at


The annual TCR Luncheon hosted at the Cedar Rapids Country Club is a beautiful and elegant event that serves as our largest fundraising event of the year. Be part of the planning committee or volunteer at this fun event by contacting Development Director Hannah Brewer at

To express your interest in volunteering, please email or call the TCR Box Office at 319-366-8591.