Full Circle

Volunteering at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay.

It was on noticing that the Fisher showed live screenings of London theatre, opera and ballet that I first volunteered there. Previously I had trundled into Norwich to see them.

As many know, the Fisher also offers a varied programme of live theatre and music, a venue for meetings, classes, weddings and wakes, and an exhibition gallery. It’s also home to the Fisher Youth Theatre Group.

When we asked others ‘why be a volunteer?’ Anne told me:

“The Fisher Theatre is definitely a real asset … volunteering there is an opportunity to help the community. I generally work in the box office, occasionally usher and have recently helped in the kitchen. Being able to cover a variety of roles adds to the interest for me and I always feel appreciated by the theatre staff.”

For Carmela, volunteering is “about preserving a historical theatre in a small town. To give joy to those whom enjoy theatre art, and music.” Paul, a Trustee, said “… the Fisher Theatre couldn’t exist without the valuable, ongoing commitment of our volunteers.”

If you would like to know more about being a “front-of-house” volunteer at the theatre, contact Ben Roper, tel. 01986- 897130, email — generalassistant@fishertheatre.org

Jolyon Oxley, Geldeston