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Playhouse Square looking to add new RedCoat volunteers to their roster in Cleveland

Our Austin Love tried out to see if he had what it takes to rock the red

CLEVELAND — They are the unsung heroes of Playhouse Square. The iconic, RedCoats! 

For decades the volunteer ushers have dedicated their work to making sure all shows run smoothly for the guests who attend.

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"The RedCoats are passionate about what we do here and about making the guest's experience exceptional," said Meg Colwell, Senior Volunteer Manager at Playhouse Square. "They are really critical and important part of the experience here." 

And now, you have the opportunity to suit up and volunteer as a Playhouse RedCoat! While they have around 1,600 volunteers right now, they are looking to add an additional 500 RedCoats to their roster.

Seeing Red

Do I have what it takes to be a RedCoat at Playhouse Square?? Well.. I gave it my all. Take a look. Right now they are looking to add 500 more volunteers to their roster. If you would like to sign up to be a RedCoat.. follow this link: https://www.playhousesquare.org/volunteering

Posted by Austin Love on Wednesday, December 28, 2022

"We have shows 6 days a week and sometimes on Mondays. We need to staff that," says Colwell. 

According to Playhouse Square, the program is open to a wide range of ages. RedCoat volunteers can start as early as high school or college. Individuals with full-time jobs or who are in retirement also are able to volunteer. 

They are able to work with your schedule and offer flexibility as well. Volunteers are assigned to work a certain day/evening with an average of 4-5 hours per assignment. Duties include greeters, ticket scanners, ushers, wheelchair escorts and general event-related positions. 

If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more information, you can click HERE.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Dec. 19, 2022.

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