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More than 700 volunteers help CAPA fulfill its mission each year, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to become part of the excitement!

Our volunteers play a very important role in our theatres and in our community. Help us ensure that CAPA patrons have a great experience each and every time they visit one of our theatres.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Notice: CAPA is requiring public-facing volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. While vaccinated people can still get infected with and spread COVID as long as there is community transmission of the virus, the CDC has reported that fully vaccinated individuals are less likely than unvaccinated individuals to acquire, transmit, become seriously ill or die. Being vaccinated combined with other behaviors, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, and staying home when sick, is the key to CAPA going into the fall season fully operational. Also, an increasing number of theatre users require CAPA staff and volunteers to be vaccinated to work their shows. All new or returning volunteers onboarded on or after November 1, 2021 must be fully vaccinated before they start work.


How do I become a CAPA Volunteer?

  1. Fill out our online application.
  2. Attend our mandatory interview and orientation sessions.
  3. Sign up for available events!

What volunteer opportunities are available at CAPA?

We are always looking for volunteers to help ensure that CAPA patrons have a great experience with each visit to our theatres. Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeters
  • Ticket Scanners
  • Ushers
  • Concessions

Please be advised that all new volunteers must be able to walk up and down stairs without a handrail.

Can I volunteer as a minor?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years or older. Minors must have permission from a parent or guardian. Concessions volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

How much am I expected to volunteer?

Currently, our usher requirements are two shows per month, or 24 a season. Each volunteer shift is about 4 hours long. Many volunteers knowck out their monthly commitment in just one day by working a matinee and evening performance!

Do you have other volunteer opportunities that help with production?

We do not currently offer any back of the house volunteer opportunities. 

What are some of the benefits of being a CAPA volunteer?

  • Free parking!
  • A chance to see a wide variety of events
  • Giving back to your community
  • Supporting central Ohio's historic theatres
  • Meeting new friends
  • Supporting the arts in Columbus

Ready to sign up?

Ready to sign up to be a CAPA volunteer? Please fill out this form to get started.

For questions or more information, please contact Kristen Paige at volunteer@capa.com.