Join Rainbow Youth Theatre!
Joining us is easy. Like our facebook page so you will have up to date announcements, for eg. dates for season launch and auditions.
Our fee structure is changing this year.
For the summer show, Peter Pan Jr., production fees will be $175.00 per child. This will include membership fees to RYT, production fees, and a t-shirt.
For the fall show, All Shook Up, production, fees will be $225.00 per actor. This will include membership fees to RYT and production fees.
If there is an issue with paying the production fees then please speak to a Producer. RYT will never turn away an actor for inability to pay.
All actors or their families are required to volunteer 20 hours or to pay a fee of $200.00. The 20 hours are very easy to accomplish as there is a lot of work needed to put on a show. No experience necessary.
Every actor/family will be required to write out a cheque for the $200.00 which will be cashed if the 20-hour minimum is not met.
We are changing our volunteer format this year to try to keep it simple and fair. This year the production heads (ie: set, costume team leaders) will oversee maintaining and updating volunteer timesheets, so please check in and out with your department head when you show up to volunteer. Also, each family will only be allowed to sign up for one ushering shift.
Rainbow Youth Theatre strongly encourages family involvement during its theatre season and each production provides families with many opportunities to work together to produce great performances that will entertain audiences. Most importantly, it is the process along the way that reinforces the values of commitment, ownership, dedication, comradeship, and life long learning. Volunteers are an integral part of offering rich artistic experiences to our youth and there is a great deal of merit to the the saying “Many hands create lighter work!” It is vitally important that as an organization we spread out the jobs that are required to keep RYT going year after year.
Each production begins with a “Meet and Greet” at the beginning of rehearsals where a volunteer coordinator is present with a sign-up sheet for volunteer positions. Below are just some of the many roles that are needed to make each production a success. RYT would like to thank all of the hard working volunteers that have made the past twenty-six years of youth theatre possible!
RYT Volunteer Jobs Include:
Lighting and Sound
Backstage crew (Stage Manager, Assistant Managers)
Advertising (poster design, distribution, advertising sales, etc.)
Supervising (summer shows)
…plus many other job opportunities
Volunteer Commitment for RYT members participating in any show requires a number of hours be devoted towards that particular production. These volunteer hours are outside of the rehearsal and performance hours. Volunteer hours may be performed on a variety of tasks such as costuming, set construction, painting, props, promotion, etc. Approximately 5 hours of volunteer time ‘per week – per member’ is required. Family members of very young members are welcome to perform the required volunteer hours on their behalf. Other arrangements may be negotiated with the show producer if time commitments prohibit the member from performing these hours.
RYT’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held around November each year and RYT welcomes all interested individuals and those wishing to join the board of directors to attend. Every year in April or May RYT holds what is known as the SEASON LAUNCH where families can get detailed information about the upcoming season. Here you purchase annual family memberships, meet the production teams, sign up for auditions, volunteer, etc.
Auditions for each of the upcoming season’s shows generally take place in late May or June and they are posted on this website and advertised through the local Comox Valley arts community network. By mid June, the summer productions are often fully cast so don’t be late getting registered.