The Imperial Theatre is grateful to it's many dedicated volunteers of all ages and provides many opportunities for involvement in the operation of the Theatre. Some opportunities to expand your horizons can be found below

On Stage/Backstage

Theatre Sarnia productions provide an opportunity to involve yourself in the many facets of Theatrical productions, including but not limited to Producing, Directing, Acting, Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Set Building and Decor, Props, Costumes and Makeup.

Box Office

The Imperial Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and for one hour before every performance. Our staff sells tickets and provides patrons with information on upcoming events at the theatre.. As well, we provide general tourist information on Sarnia, especially downtown Sarnia, such as restaurants and hotels in our area. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in working with the public, in an office environment, or interested in small business marketing. As well as volunteers, the Box Office occasionally offers co-op positions for Secondary School and College students.

If you are interested in assisting at the Box Office please contact Frank Canino, telephone 519 332-6591 Press 4 or send an email to fcanino@imperialtheatre.net


The Imperial Theatre has licensed bar areas located on both the main floor and the balcony, that are open prior to performances and during intermissions. They are run solely by volunteers, and offer our patrons a full range of refreshments from pop and coffee to beer and wine. All volunteers for the bar must be of legal serving age. The theatre is always looking for new faces to join the dedicated Smart Serve crew.

Front of House

There are a variety of jobs that our volunteer staff take care of at each performance: greeters, ushers, ticket takers are needed for every performance. If you are interested in meeting new people and joining our team, contact us. If you would like to volunteer your time for any other reason, please feel free to get in touch with us.

How to Apply

If you are interested in Volunteering at the Imperial Theatre, please fill out submit the online form which will be forwarded to our Staff or alternatively visit the Box Office during Business Hours,


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168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada

Parking / Transit

There are approximately 100 spaces on Christina Street and the adjacent streets, all within 5 minute walk of the Imperial Theatre. There is a 2 hr free on street parking limit Monday to Friday until 6 pm. Parking on street is free all day on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 pm every evening. Parking rates vary during the day Monday to Friday until 6 pm. After 6 pm parking is free, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.