Volunteers Week: Meet Annabel!

1 June -7 June is Volunteers Week and we are celebrating the amazing contribution that our volunteers make at Storyhouse!

We have 175 volunteers who give up their free time to support the organisation. Their contributions range from stewarding to supporting Young Storyhouse and community events, assisting the wardrobe department, and even planting and growing the set at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in 2021!

Annabel Wright is one of our brilliant volunteers. Here’s a bit more about her.

Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m 16 years old and go to school in Chester, where I am currently doing my GCSEs. I have a passion for musical theatre and am transitioning to a performing arts sixth form in Liverpool next year.

How long have you been volunteering at Storyhouse?

I started volunteering at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in July 2021.

Why did you become a volunteer?

I started volunteering to get my Duke of Edinburgh award and chose Storyhouse because I love theatre and wanted to do something constructive in the summer holidays.

What does being a volunteer at Storyhouse entail?

Volunteering in Storyhouse’s theatre varies every time. From checking tickets and showing people to their seats to selling programmes and ice cream.

What do you most enjoy about volunteering at Storyhouse?

My favorite part about volunteering at Storyhouse is getting to know all of the volunteers, the lively chat and of course I get to see all of the fantastic shows, which is great as a student.

You are our youngest volunteer, and you involved in Young Storyhouse. Can you tell us a bit about that?

I like that all of the volunteers are from a wide range of generations and backgrounds, hearing about their life experiences and knowledge has given me an opportunity to learn beyond the classroom and gain different perspectives on things.