Volunteer with the Virginia Stage Associates

Volunteers are vital to Virginia Stage Company, and as a member of Virginia Stage Associates, you become an important part of an organization dedicated to giving the gift of live, professional theatre to Hampton Roads. For a small annual membership fee (discounts available for students, groups, families, and the military), the Virginia Stage Associates provide volunteer support to Virginia Stage Company in many ways, while receiving benefits in exchange for their help. To join, email Carole Aitken or call her at 757.474.1822!


  • VSA members are the first to hear about VSC activities, including background information about upcoming plays and events.

  • Make new friends who enjoy the theatre as much as you do and gain volunteer experience with Hampton Roads' only professional theatre company.

  • Learn from the actors, directors, designers, and all the other artists who bring live professional theatre to us.

  • Receive a 10% discount off single ticket purchases and VSC merchandise, as well as a free ticket after ushering five shows.


  • Meet and greet professional actors and directors by providing hospitality and contributing to matinee meals for cast and crew.

  • Usher a show to assist patrons with seating and to see the performance for free.

  • Assist with a variety of projects, festivals, and other events designed to raise both funds for and awareness of Virginia Stage Company.

  • Provide leadership by serving as a committee or VSA board officer to help plan our future and speak up for the arts by writing to state legislatures and local arts commissions.

2015-2016 executive board

Carole Aitken, President
Lar Stampe, Vice President
Janet Kane, Treasurer
Sue Lonigan, Secretary
Marie Strang, Past President/Matinee Meals Chair
Cam Shannon, Past President
Ann Powell, Member at Large

Annual Membership

Contribution covers FY July 1-June 30

  • Regular Membership: $30
  • Senior (60+) or Military: $25
  • Family (2 or more): $40
  • Student: $15
  • Group (15 or more): $50

Volunteer to Usher

We always need of cheerful and reliable volunteer ushers for all of our shows! Ushering with Virginia Stage Company allows you to gain volunteer experience with Hampton Roads' leading professional theatre and the ability to see the historic Wells Theatre (during productions taking place there). And the best part is: you get to see the show for free!