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Lighting Assistant

Updated May 23, 2023


Helps the Lighting Designer rig (prep, hang, focus, gel) the instruments and lighting inventory. There are also lighting assistants who help as set walkers during light cue preview. Set walkers, walk, stand, sit on the set while the designer demonstrates and adjusts light cues for the director during a light cue preview session. Lighting Assistants are required to:

  • Commit to a schedule that fulfills the following needs — This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity; volunteer schedule varies with the show’s needs currently under construction. General volunteer hours are Mon-Fri, 10AM-5PM. Occasionally there are night and weekend calls as well. Volunteers are usually needed for a minimum of 2-3 hours per call. A “per volunteer” schedule will be negotiated that incorporates a particular show’s lighting schedule, the show’s needs, and volunteer availability.
  • Be 15 years of age or older (Volunteers age 10 – 14 may be considered for set-walkers if an adult is preset to set walk as well.)
  • Be self-motivated and follow directions well.
  • Be comfortable with heights (preferred but not always necessary) Much of the work done is on the catwalks, which requires volunteers to be comfortable with heights. In your application, please let us know if you are not comfortable with heights, so that we can plan your work accordingly.
  • Have reliable transportation.

Upcoming lighting schedules are listed at This Month. If you have a general interest in being considered for upcoming light assistant positions and receiving emails about volunteer opportunities at TM, Apply Here.

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Lohrey Theatre

Seats up to 411

Both the Lohrey Theatre and the Next Stage Theatre are wheelchair accessible with a handicapped accessible restroom on the same level as the main lobby to both venues. The Lohrey Theatre also provides hearing assisted equipment to any who may require or request it, at no charge.

Lohrey Theatre Seating Chart

(Next Stage is open seating)

Next Stage

Seats up to 110

The black box Next Stage seats up to 110 and is also wheelchair accessible with state of the art equipment for sound and lighting.