Patrons enjoying their picnic on the field.

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. This starts at Poole quay as patrons arrive to board the ferry with members of the FOH team there to ensure that the evening runs smoothly and our audiences have a great time.

On the Island it involves providing information, selling programmes, showing patrons to their seats, and a host of other essential tasks. . As a member of FoH you can also help in the Refreshment Tent, with lots of delicious food and drinks to tempt our audiences. There is a great team spirit and many FOH volunteers come back year after year, enjoying the company and surroundings of the Island on a beautiful summer’s evening. Rotas are organised so you can volunteer to join the team for a couple of evenings or several, it’s up to you.

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.

Not to be missed!

Facebook comment

Great place to go to for a summer picnic & watch a Shakespeare play!!

Facebook comment
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.

Learn More
Get Involved. Backstage.


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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More