We need volunteers of all kinds to help put our fantastic plays on stage.

If you’d like a new challenge, to get out more, make new friends, learn new skills or pass on your own skills and knowledge, we’d love to hear from you. Volunteering for us can also give you that warm fuzzy feeling of helping to support your local community through our annual charitable donations.

Maybe you’d like to turn your hand to backstage tasks like sound*, building and painting sets, lighting, finding props or perhaps you’re more of a people person and could help Front of House welcoming audiences, on box office or the bar.

Email lyceumtheatreoldham@gmail.com or call Phil on 0161 366 8343 to find out more

SECRETARY FOR THE MANAGEMENT TEAM: This summer, we need to find a replacement for our current Secretary who is stepping down after many happy years.

The role involves organising and attending 4-5 management meetings per year, plus an AGM for all members.

  • Liaise with the Chair to arrange the dates of meetings and the agenda. 
  • Send the agenda and the minutes of the last meeting to members of the Management Committee.
  • Take minutes at the meetings, write up the minutes and send them to the members.

Other duties:

  • Organise the Locking-Up rota for the plays.
  • Liaise with GMDF – especially to organise adjudicator visits.
  • Keep a database of people who have been involved in the theatre in any capacity during the last two years and invite them to the AGM.
  • Send out any notices as required.

You will gain a huge sense of achievement as one of the small team who steers the Lyceum, ensures its smooth running and helps decide its future direction.


* SOUNDUsing clever sound can really make a play come alive. It can transport an audience to a beach in the Caribbean, or to the First World War. It can make them feel happy or sad, warm or cold and along with lighting helps to set the atmosphere for every scene.

We have an immediate opportunity for a volunteer to be involved in the creative process of producing a play. You will receive training and support from the outset and will be part of a wonderful team of people dedicated to putting on the best show possible.

Responsibilities include:
• Initial meeting with director to agree sounds and music required
• Sourcing sound and music using an existing catalogue and online resources
• Creating a sound board
• Attending rehearsals as required (usually 2-3 weeks before curtain up)
• Running the sound through technical rehearsal, dress rehearsals and run of the play