The Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St., Meadville, invites the community to a volunteer open house on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be opportunities to tour the theatre, enjoy refreshments and meet current theater volunteers.
Attendees can enjoy a hot chocolate bar and other seasonal treats in the theater lobby and enter a free raffle for a $25 gift certificate to Mannino Italian Garden in Meadville and a pair of tickets to see “Legally Blonde” at the Academy Theatre in April.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the theater, and without their efforts, the stage productions and special events would not be possible. To encourage more volunteers to join, the Academy’s Volunteer Committee is working to make signing up to volunteer easier than ever. Starting at the open house, volunteer forms will be available at the Academy Theatre during the regular box office hours of Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and during show times. Simply fill out your interests and the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you when opportunities arise. You can also find the form by visiting the theater’s website at www.academytheatre.org and clicking on the Support tab. Interested potential volunteers can also call the theater at (814) 337-8000.