Ushering at CPT is a great opportunity to support and engage with the groundbreaking performances happening throughout the season. In exchange for your contribution of time and enthusiasm, you get a chance to see the performance the same night.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at the theatre 75 minutes before curtain time. Generally, curtain time on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays is 7:30pm for the Gordon Square Theatre and 7:00pm for the James Levin Theatre and Parish Hall. Some shows have alternate performance times, so please check our website or call the Box Office to find what time your show will begin.
  • Please dress suitably for an evening at a fun, relaxed theatre. We love for our ushers to be unique and creative, and also to realize that they are representatives of Cleveland Public Theatre. Please note that you may be asked to stand outside and direct patrons into the theatre, so dress with the weather in mind.
  • Assist with stuffing and distribution of playbills to the patrons, directing patrons through the theatre the various performance areas, and helping to tidy the house and lobby prior to and following the performance.

If you would like to sign up to usher at an upcoming show or want further information about ushering, please contact CPT Patron Services Assistant Manager Casey Lowenthal at or 216.631.2727 ext. 215.