Get Involved

Volunteer Ushering

Volunteer usher for a Lyric Stage Company performance and stay to see the show for free! All ushers are required to attend a brief orientation where we’ll introduce you to the Lyric staff and House Management team, review ushering procedures, and provide a sneak peek at our upcoming season. Please contact the box office directly to sign up!

Usher Policies

All ushers must arrive one hour before curtain, wearing all black or black and white. Ushers must be physically able to stand for 30-45 minutes at a time, walk up and down stairs, navigate the theatre, and provide assistance to our patrons as needed. You will be trained by our house management staff prior to your selected performance. Please note that we require ushers not wear jackets or hold bags/purses while working – you will be able to store your items securely with our staff.

Ushers will be seated in available seats for their chosen performance, subject to availability. Please note that while we will do our very best to ensure ushers will be able to sit in a seat, should a performance sell out in its entirety, ushers may have to stand or avail themselves of folding chairs in the back of the house. If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements, please contact the box office.

If you will be late or unable to usher for your scheduled performance, please call the box office as soon as possible to let us know. Ushers who are more than 15 minutes late for ushering without notifying the box office may not be allowed to usher for future performances.

All ushers must be signed up under their own name and provide a contact phone number and e-mail address, where possible. We regret that we are unable to reserve an ushering space without contact information.

City Stage

Founded in 1976, City Stage Co. sends original, participatory plays to reach family audiences in the neighborhoods where they live. Our participatory style of theater presents opportunities for family audiences to play roles on stage with our actors. We strongly believe that our interactive style is especially engaging to children and magnifies the surprises and excitement unique to live theater.

Each year, nearly 100,000 children and their families are introduced to the magic of Live Theater through our performances on KidStage at Boston Children’s Museum and in classrooms throughout the city!

If you are a teacher and you wish to have your class participate in City Stage, please contact our Box Office at 617.585.5678 ext. 6.

Bringing Our Stage to You

Book one of our shows:

“The History and Adventures of Tom Thumb” is a lively 40 minute comedy with audience participation.

“Folktales East & West” is a 30 minute show that dramatizes three traditional tales from European, Chinese and Native American cultures.

“Folktales North & South” is a 30 minute show that dramatizes three traditional tales from The British Isles, The Upper Amazon Region, and Nigeria.

All City Stage productions are for family audiences. They are performed by two professional, adult actors and have lots of participation from audience volunteers.

For more information about our touring shows, please email touring@citystage.org.

Audiences and Actors of City Stage

Lyric First Stage is on hiatus and will not be held this summer while we reconfigure the program. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

First Stage

Lyric First Stage is our three-week summer program for young artists between the ages of 14 and 20 with a background or interest in musical theatre, including singing and acting.

Students will work with professional mentors who frequently perform in professional productions at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston in an environment that mirrors the challenges and rewards of working for a professional theatre. This program will be tailored to meet the needs of students from all ranges of experience.

This summer, our students will immerse themselves in works by and inspired by composer Stephen Sondheim, a musical icon and the ongoing focus of Lyric Stage.  In addition, related non-Sondheim material may be explored.

Program Directors Jon Goldberg (Lyric Stage productions of Assassins, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Sondheim on Sondheim, Road Show) and Leigh Barrett (Lyric Stage productions of Gypsy, Company, Sondheim on Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Follies) will work with a small group of young artists to workshop, develop, rehearse, and produce a fully-staged musical showcase to culminate this three week program.

Students will also take field trips to the nearby Northeastern University Department of Theater for workshops on subjects ranging from physical theatre, audition monologues, and the process of selecting an undergraduate university theatre program.

By the end of the program, it is our goal that the students will have a firmer understanding and practical experience in musical theatre production, from audition to rehearsal to polished performance, and have the opportunity to explore what might be the next stage in their theatrical lives.

Partnerships

BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE & CLARENDON HALL

Opened in 2016, Clarendon Hall is the Lyric Stage’s rehearsal studio. When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, the facility is rented at below-market rates to members of the Boston Dance Alliance. For information and to request to book this space, please email stephanie_hettrick@lyricstage.com. Can’t View The Space In Person? Check Out The Interactive 3D Tour Below!

FRESH INK THEATRE

Fresh Ink, the Lyric Stage’s new play production partner, develops new work with theatre artists in the New England area. They challenge the Boston community to engage in the evolution of dynamic new work as it transforms from first draft to first production, and beyond.

BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

BCNC, one of Lyric Stage’s premiere community partners since 2012, recently opened the new Pao Arts Center in Chinatown, where the Lyric Stage collaborates with BCNC’s after-school programs.

 

 

 

FRONT PORCH ARTS COLLECTIVE

Inspired in part by the Lyric Stage’s production of Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, the Front Porch Arts Collectivenow in residence at Central Square Theatre, examines the interactions between race, economics, culture, gender, and sexuality from a black and brown perspective. The Lyric Stage is committed to supporting “The Porch” as they grow.

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers,
dancers, and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, and upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions.

UNITED SCENIC ARTISTS (USA-LOCAL 829)

United Scenic Artists (USA-Local 829) is a labor union representing designers and artists in the entertainment industry. Membership includes the security of working under a collective bargaining agreement, better working conditions and wages, and access to health insurance, a pension plan, an annuity plan, and a 401(K). The members of Local 829 are artists and craftspeople working in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials, and exhibitions.

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (LOCAL 9-535)

80,000 musicians comprise the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM). We perform in orchestras, backup bands, festivals, clubs and theaters—both on Broadway and on tour. AFM members also make music for films, TV, commercials and sound recordings. As the largest union of musicians in the world, we have the power to make the music industry work for musicians.

STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY

SDC is the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Our mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and Choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all our Members; to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, while educating the current and future generations about the role of Directors and Choreographers; and to provide effective administrative, negotiating and contractual support.

Auditions

The Lyric Stage Company holds Seasonal Open Call Auditions for its productions in the spring preceding the season. Auditions are announced on this website, with Actors Equity Association, and in StageSource’s weekly hotline. We also attend StageSource’s general auditions every year.

An essential aspect of the Lyric’s mission is to cast and hire local talent. Area actors and out-of-town actors with local housing are encouraged to send their headshots and resumes to artistic@lyricstage.com or by mail to:

Artistic Department
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
140 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116

AEA and Non-AEA Stage Managers are encouraged to submit their resumes to Stephanie Hettrick, Production Manager, at the Lyric Stage Company address above.

Questions? Please e-mail artistic@lyricstage.com.

There are currently no upcoming auditions scheduled.

Employment & Internships

Managing Director

THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY OF BOSTON, IS SEEKING AN ENERGETIC, COLLABORATIVE, AND SELF-MOTIVATED INDIVIDUAL FOR THE POSITION OF MANAGING DIRECTOR.

Summary

The Managing Director will be the Lyric Stage’s chief operating officer (COO) and will report to the Producing Artistic Director/CEO of the company for a one-year period, and to the Board of Directors thereafter. This is a key leadership role not only at the Lyric Stage but also in the cultural life of the Greater Boston Area and will be one of the public faces of the Lyric Stage. This individual will tend to the overall financial well-being of the organization, paying special attention to fundraising initiatives set by the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will share our passion for theatre, theatre arts education, and the Lyric Stage’s distinct and historic role in the cultural life of Greater Boston and must be comfortable with a small full-time staff (10 persons) and a fast-paced fun office environment. They must have an excellent sense of humor.

Rent our Space

 

ROOM FOR YOUR CREATIVITY

We operate a 240-seat theatre and rehearsal space equipped for dance and musical needs as well as two conference spaces all in the heart of Boston.

 

When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, our rehearsal hall is rented at below-market rates to members of the Boston Dance Alliance, but anyone can rent our space.

For information and to request to book this space, please contact our Production Manager Stephanie Hettrick.

PHONE / 617.863.8942

EMAIL / stephanie_hettrick@lyricstage.com

 

The Stage

We operate an intimate 240-seat 3/4 thrust theatre on the second floor of 140 Clarendon St. at Boston’s Copley Square.

Can’t View The Space In Person? Check Out our Interactive 3D photos Below!

 

Breath & Imagination 2018

The Wolves 2019

 

 

View of Stage from Second Row

 

The Roommate

 

 

 

Use the arrows below to take a virtual tour through our space!

 

 

 

 

The Rehearsal Studio

Opened in 2016, Clarendon Hall is the Lyric Stage’s rehearsal studio. When not in use by the Lyric Stage’s professional productions, the facility is rented at below-market rates to members of the Boston Dance Alliance. For information and to request to book this space, please email stephanie_hettrick@lyricstage.com.

 

 

Dimensions of Clarendon Hall

 

Can’t View The Space In Person? Check Out The Interactive 3D Tour Below!

 


The Conference Spaces

Our office on the second floor of 140 Clarendon St. operates two conference rooms for rent while not in our use. The Kuumba Library holds a maximum of 80 people while the Stuart conference room can hold meetings of around 12 people. For more information and to host your meeting at 140 Clarendon St. contact stephanie_hettrick@lyricstage.com.

Stuart Conference Room



Kuumba Library Conference Room