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

.The Imperial Theatre is looking for volunteers in multiple areas like Stage Managing & Producing. Are you looking to join the team? Send an email to for more information.

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 From the pillars of a Disney palace to the shimmering sea of windows in a New York City skyline to the life-size, breathtaking bells of Notre Dame, Theatre Sarnia has built many magical worlds on our stage. And we want you to join the team! Good with tools? Woodworking? Been waiting for an opportunity to get that creative project from your shed to the stage? The Set Building and Decor team is for you!

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There are separate but equally important departments serving a Theatre Sarnia show; creating styles from another era and looks from another world, we are looking to collaborate with you and your skills! Looking to take your designs to the stage? Are you able to sew and have an eye for costumes? Looking to take your Hair and Makeup expertise to a whole new level of fun? Join the team today!

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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 please call 519 344-7469 or visit the Box Office during Business hours.

Bartending and Ushering

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. 

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We are currently looking for volunteers in multiple areas like USHERING. Are you looking to join the team? Send an email to for more information.

Greeting our audiences, scanning their tickets and showing them to their seats before they enjoy the show is a staple in the Imperial Theatre experience and serves as being the face of our organization. And it comes with even more perks! Volunteer as an usher for enough shows and you will earn rewards like free tickets to our upcoming performances!We are currently looking for volunteers in multiple areas like USHERING. Are you looking to join the team? Send an email to for more information.





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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.