Underground Theatre calls for more volunteers to help

The Underground Theatre at the Central Library Eastbourne. September 11th 2013 E37252P

The Underground Theatre at the Central Library Eastbourne. September 11th 2013 E37252P

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Eastbourne’s Under Ground Theatre is on the lookout for volunteers to help with all aspects of its running.

Officials at the Under Ground say the ever-growing success of the theatre, under the Central Library in Grove Road, has resulted in more music and drama events, more members and more people queuing at the box office for tickets.

A spokesperson said, “In fact, we’ve got more of everything – except volunteers.

“Our volunteers keep the theatre running by performing a myriad of duties in and out of the theatre as front of house, box office, bar and coffee bar, sounding and lighting technicians, publicity, fundraising, back stage and back office support.

“Anyone interested in the theatre and performing arts, has time to spare and would like to know more about the variety of jobs – and the fun – that volunteering with us is all about, should get in touch.

“Committee members are always available on performance nights or interested people should call Julia on Eastbourne 738320.”

The Under Ground Theatre seats 145 people and is the home to Eastbourne Arts Centre.

Run entirely by enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers, the theatre hosts and extensive programme of drama, comedy, jazz, open stage nights, art exhibitions and much more.

The theatre is also available to hire and is often used by many of the various art groups in Eastbourne.

It has its own stage lighting and sound system, a digital projector, DVD player and screen, two dressing rooms with toilets and officials there say it is an affordable venue for amateur groups and local societies to hire.

The spokesperson added, “We have a programme of events that has something to appeal to all ages and interests, it’s an opportunity for local people to join in and express their own talents and abilities and it is also a meeting place for local people and visitors with a common interest in the performing and visual arts.”

For more information on what’s on at the theatre visit the Under Ground’s dedicated website at www.undergroundtheatre.co.uk