volunteerVOLUNTEERS PLAY an important role in the success of The Ellen Theatre and there are many ways in which you can become involved. Are you interested in ushering or building a set, or perhaps sewing costumes? How about working backstage or painting a set for a show?

THE TRUE ESSENCE of a community performing arts space is the involvement of people from the community - namely you! Just let us know in what areas you are interested and someone will be in contact. Please note that because of insurance purposes, you must be at least 15 years of age to be a volunteer at The Ellen.


to email our Volunteer Coordinator.
You may also call 585-5885.



sally rand

Famed burlesque dancer Sally Rand performed her notorious Fan Dance on The Ellen stage. At one point the spotlight operator reportedly splashed Miss Rand with a bright white light which revealed more than she had planned and the dancer was not amused.