Volunteer with us this May festival season

Want to try something new? Join a friendly team of people? Get out and about? Learn new skills? See some amazing shows by world class artists?

Our City dances 2021. Image: Summer Dean.

We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly team at South East Dance, to help us out at events taking place at The Dance Space this May 2023.

We actively welcome applications from people who are disabled and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible. 


  • Friendly, polite and approachable individuals
  • People who are sociable and enjoy talking to members of the public
  • Confident English speakers (any other languages, including BSL would be a plus but not essential)
  • People who enjoy working as part of a team in an arts environment



In these roles you will welcome visitors to The Dance Space, offering a friendly face and support to audiences during their visit. 

Welcome Support  

  • Meeting and greeting audience members as they arrive for shows and being the festival face and welcome to the building
  • Answering questions, providing general information and assisting with directions.
  • Supporting any elderly, vulnerable or new audience members to the performance space
  • Familiarising audiences with the space, and directing them to various performance and event locations.
  • Watching the show


Front of House Host 

  • Greeting audience members at the auditorium doors
  • Checking tickets
  • Clicking audience members into space with a clicker
  • Giving out programmes
  • Seating late comers
  • Watching the show
  • Supporting audiences to exit the space and exit flyering
  • Supporting audiences to do post show audience surveys



Fri 5 May: Liz Lea / REDRED | South East Dance
Shift times: 5.30-9pm

Thu 11 May: Kontemporary Korea double bill: Kontemporary Korea | South East Dance
Shift times: 5.30-9pm

Sat 13 May: Second Hand Dance /  We Touch, We Play, We Dance We Touch, We Play, We Dance | South East Dance
Shift times: 9.30-3.30pm

Mon 15 May: Yael Flexer / Acting Our Age -Acting Our Age | South East Dance
Shift times: 5.30-9pm

Fri 19 & Sat 20 May: Stuart Waters / A Queer Collision A Queer Collision | South East Dance
Shift times: 4.30-9.30pm

Fri 26 & Sat 27 May: Takeshi Matsumoto / Club Origami: Club Origami | South East Dance
Shift times: 9.30-3.30pm

Tue 30 May: Krystal S.Lowe / Remarkable RhythmRemarkable Rhythm | South East Dance

Shift times: 9.30-3.30pm


  • All shifts will include appropriate breaks and access to refreshments
  • We’re looking for three volunteers per show / shift (for longer days, shifts can be split)
  • On arrival, all volunteers will have a mini training session and orientation with the Event Manager (approx. 20mins) and then a full show briefing with all staff members working on the event



  • Watch a variety of professional dance performances
  • Be part of the South East Dance team running world class events in a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Work in a state of the art, purpose-built dance space
  • Get to interact with artists and audiences alike
  • Learn new skills, including the production and delivery of performance events
  • Meet like-minded people who are interested/work in the arts
  • We are happy to provide references for volunteers


Welcome Evening Wed 24 Apr

Meet the team, get more information and have the chance to ask any questions. RSVP for this session

To apply

If you would like to volunteer for South East Dance events as part of Brighton Festival 2023 please contact Makeda on makeda.whittaker@southeastdance.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!


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