Get Involved Backstage


The stage crew team is essential to the smooth running of each and every performance.

A member of stage crew, equipped with headphones and a copy of the script, is assigned to each stage entrance and is there to check that actors in are place for their entrances. They assist with bulky/heavy/hazardous props and furniture as required.

A member of stage crew is assigned to ‘Calls’ – ie going to the Dressing Room (Cowshed) and calling actors to the relevant stage entrance.

If you join the stage crew you will be part of a friendly, hard-working team helping to run one of the South Coast’s highest-profile productions. For those who prefer to be behind the scenes but still want to feel the excitement, this vital role will give you the buzz of performance. The stage crew is key to a successful production.

You must be able to catch the ferry from Poole Quay on performance nights (last ferry leaves at 6.20) and will be working out-of-doors all evening.

Auditions and Open Evenings are held every year in January, however you can join us at any time during the year using our crew sign up form.

Amazing dedicated and inspiring team to work with

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Get Involved. Acting


Being part of the Cast of BOAT is a unique experience; whether you are playing a lead character or a walk on - everyone is important and made to feel so.

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Get Involved - Costume. A period dress costume is displayed on a mannequin.


If you love stunning fabrics, accessories, and jewellery you’ll find an outlet for your creativity.

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Get Involved. Front of House

Front of House

The Front of House team is there to meet and great members of the public coming to see the performance on Brownsea Island.

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Get Involved - Lighting. Lighting being rigged in the lighting tower.


There is something magical about creating theatre on an island and lighting particularly is a huge challenge. To be part of the Technical team is an amazing learning experience and good friends are made.

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Get Involved. Props


The props team support the actors on performance nights handing them any items that they take on stage. Bring a smile, a sense of humour, a few practical skills and enjoyment in being a team player.

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Get Involved- Publicity. Articles on BOAT appear in magazines.


We are always looking for new people with or without specific skills because publicity for BOAT is non -stop year round.

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Get Involved - Set Build. A partially constructed set in the field.

Set Build

Join us if you can wield a brush, or carry, fetch, hammer, drill or lift.

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