The Hopkins Center's Volunteer Usher Program is a great way to become a part of the Hop community.

If you'd like to support the performing arts through volunteer service, we'd like to partner with you. Volunteer Ushers are essential to the success of our live performances, greeting patrons as they enter the theater, walking them to their seats, providing them with programs.

All usher correspondence is conducted by email. Event assignments are determined by a computerized lottery, based on your specific show requests. The dress code is white top, black bottoms; we ask that you arrive in professional attire.

Community Ticket Program

Volunteer Meetings

Hop volunteers attend a mandatory training session offered to discuss policies, procedures and mingle with fellow ushers. Registration in advance is required for all training sessions. Please check back for updates, as the scheduled date for the 20/21 season training session is still to be determined. To express interest or request additional information, please email Hopkins.Center.Ushers@dartmouth.edu.



• Must be age 18 or older and attend a training session.
• Volunteers who have physical limitations are welcome. Please note ushers are required to remain on their feet for extended periods of time, walk sloped aisles and climb stairs.
• Volunteers who have vision limitations: Please note ushers are required to read theater tickets without difficulty and to maneuver in a darkened atmosphere.


Usher Phone Line

We have recently introduced a phone line dedicated to the Volunteer Ushers! If you experience an emergency on a day you are scheduled and cannot make your volunteer shift, please call 603.646.8659 and leave a voicemail with your name and what performance you will not be able to make, in addition to cancelling your shift on the Hop Usher website. Please only leave voicemails for shift cancellations. If you have a question concerning another Volunteer Usher matter, please send an email to Hopkins.Center.Ushers@dartmouth.edu. “


Culture and Community

Ushering gives me a chance to hit the town every week and celebrate living in a community that has such amazing performing arts! It is also a wonderful way to see so many people from around the Upper Valley - familiar Hop members, coworkers, friends, volunteers and neighbors. Rebecca Hayes