About Stewarding

Stewarding is a great way to see shows at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom for free! You don't need any experience; we will train you on the day.

How do I sign up?

Before you steward for the first time, your account will need to be activated, which can take a few days. Once your account is activated, you can sign up to steward any shows that still need a steward; shows are typically released a few weeks in advance, and signing up is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you cannot attend a shift after signing up, you should return the shift through this site as soon as possible. If there are fewer than 24 hours left until the show, you won't be able to return the shift, but you can offer it to other stewards through this site. In this case, you're still responsible for covering the shift unless someone else takes it.

What do I need to know?

You must attend the venue and report to the Duty Manager at the time shown. This rule applies even if you have stewarded many times before. If you are late, you will not be given an interval ice cream, and if severely late or absent, you may not be permitted to steward future performances.

You must not drink or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

What does a steward do?

We'll go over all of this in training, but if you want to know what stewarding's about, here's a quick guide:

While stewarding a show, you will need to stay in your assigned position and wear the t-shirt given to you. Remember that you are acting as a representative of the theatre, and act in a courteous and helpful manner when dealing with the public.

Before the show, stewards are responsible for checking tickets and selling programmes. For some shows, one steward will sell tickets from the box office.

During the show, you get to watch the show! There will be some additional health and safety matters to keep in mind that will be explained in training. For ADC mainshows, you'll need to sell ice creams at the interval, though you do get to have one for free!

After the show, please pick up any litter left in the auditorium, so that it is tidy and ready for the next show.

Other Questions?

Please feel free to ask any member of ADC Management if you have any questions!