office/information: 618.462.3205
Alton Little Theater Showplace: 2450 N. Henry (PO Box 156) - Alton, IL
Evening performances: 7:30 pm, Sunday Matinees: 2 pm

Volunteer Opportunities

Alton Little Theater is hosting a "Sweet Share" Party for Volunteers on Saturday, August 10th at 2pm. The Executive Director of the Theater group, Lee Cox and the Volunteer Chairperson, Diana Kay and the entire ALT Board of Directors would like to spend a little time with individuals who would love to get involved in the productions of the 86th Season at the Showplace --and earn FREE Tickets. Desserts, networking, and a Preview of the Professional Commemorative Video just made will be shared --and a sneak peak at upcoming shows and some brainstorming for the 87th Season! Interested parties should just make a reservation 618-462-6562 and come and spend a little time supporting the ARTS and having some sweets and SWEET conversation! 
There's ALOT of fun to share about special projects the Theater group is taking on ( like collaborations with local school districts!), NEW Advertising opportunities, and the renewed commitment to expand Community outreach and provide performance opportunities for every level of experience! ALT is committed to not only helping the region become a destination location, but also being the second "home" for all the creative talents living in the Riverbend! 
Guests are always welcome to visit the Showplace and chat with staff ( please contact the ALT office 462-3205) if you'd like to set up a tour or meeting. 

Contact the theater via email: or call 462-3205 for more information on volunteering.


The most visible volunteers are the actors on the stage. Many actors enjoy their first stage experience at ALT. Talented people of all ages perform in our productions; no special training or experience is required. Auditions are posted on ALT’s website several months prior to a show.

Backstage and Technical Crews

Although the tech crews are not seen onstage, they are an essential part of every production. These volunteers build the scenery, paint set pieces and backdrops, hang the lights, record sound effects, sew or coordinate wardrobe and find props. During rehearsal they provide support and assistance to the performers and directors. During the performance they move the scenery and props during scene changes, help the actors with costume changes and insure the performance runs smoothly.

Sounds and Lights

Volunteers are needed who can assemble sound effects and music for a show. Once the sound is designed, and the lighting instruments are hung and gelled, a sound tech runs the audio control board for the show and a lighting tech is needed at the controls of the lighting board. We are happy to train new people; once trained you can help with as many of our performances as you can fit into your schedule.

House Manager

Looking after the comfort and safety of our audience is the responsibility of the House Manager. The House Manager serves as the head usher during performances and is responsible for closing the theater at night.


Several ushers are needed for each performance to take tickets, help patrons to their seats before the performance, help with beverages and snacks during intermission, and help to insure a safe and orderly exit of the auditorium at the end of the performance.

General Duties

Volunteers perform many of the tasks necessary to keep our Community Theater running smoothly. They help with box office, marketing, publicity, phones, office work, social events and social functions.
In addition to all the tasks listed, there is always a need for hard working dedicated individuals to serve on the ALT Board of Directors. Board positions are filled with individuals from within our volunteer community.

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2450 N. Henry Street, PO BOX 156| Alton, IL 62002  618.462.3205