Our box office is run by a committed team of student volunteers who help sell tickets and refreshments to the audience. Being a DST box office volunteer means you are till and cash handling trained as well as getting to watch shows for free in The Assembly Rooms Theatre.

Our volunteers are an extremely important part of our organisation and we are committed to ensuring that volunteering at The Assembly Rooms Theatre is enjoyable and rewarding. 

Main Activities:

  • Welcoming the audience
  • Providing information about our shows
  • Taking bookings for events using a computer based system
  • Taking payments by cash for tickets, memberships, and retail
  • Dealing with enquiries in person


Shifts between the hours of 6.30pm, and from 10.30pm usually Thursday to Saturday. Self-selected in advance.


  • Complimentary theatre tickets for shifts covered
  • Development of retail and customer service skills
  • Opportunity to meet people, gain valuable work experience and develop skills with training and support from staff and fellow volunteers.
How to get involved

You can volunteer for as many or as little shifts as you’d like. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact us at theatre.manager@durham.ac.uk

Please note that during term time, the box office is run by members of Durham Student Theatre. For more information, see Durham Student Theatre.