​​Help us bring the magic of theatre to Ipswich!

18 October 2021

Love theatre? Meet new people and gain new skills as one of our theatre volunteers!

It's been a whirlwind year for us here at Eastern Angles. We've re-opened the Sir John Mills Theatre after months of forced closure, toured two new shows across East Anglia, and have also moved into our newly expanded base the Eastern Angles Centre. Now, with Christmas firmly in our sights, we need your help to bring the magic of theatre to Ipswich this festive season!

Throughout our nearly forty year history, our theatre volunteers (known as Angels) have been a vital part of performances - now their role is more important than ever. Alongside our Front of House staff, Angels welcome audiences into the theatre, sell refreshments, and serve drinks to audiences who are currently sitting in a cabaret style type seating. 

Alexandra Mahar has been an ‘Angel’ for around six years and is also an enthusiastic amateur performer. She said:

 “Being an Angel for Eastern Angles gives people the opportunity to get involved with theatre in a way that they may not have otherwise. You get to see how it works "behind the scenes" - it's great fun meeting the actors and feeling part of what goes on…and being able to see the shows for free is a real bonus!”

This year’s Christmas show is a spoof-tastic alternative panto called From Rushmere With Love. With a performance schedule that includes masked performances and reduced capacities, we are committed to making the theatre a safe and accessible place for everyone – whether 

Interested in joining this friendly team? They’re holding an Angel get-together on Monday 15th November at 7.30pm at the Eastern Angles Centre’s Sir John Mills Theatre on Gatacre Road. If you want to attend or fancy having a chat about getting involved email our Theatre & Volunteers Manager Jon or phone 01473 218202.