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Member Benefits:

The opportunity to usher at over 100 venues in the Chicagoland area including Steppenwolf, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Timeline, Harris Theater, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Auditorium Theatre and many other music, dance and performance companies.

"Spotlight," is our monthly online newsletter that contains current and future ushering opportunities.

"Cyberline" is a bi-weekly email that contains new ushering opportunities with links to late arriving listings and ushering opportunities created by show extensions and member cancellations.


The Saints have a group membership in the League of Chicago Theaters.  Emails will be sent from the League with information about industry nights.  Our Saints badge allows access to these industry nights.  

Members are not required to volunteer for a minimum number of shows.  Each member decidewhich shows (s)he wants to see, when and how many.

In 2016, the Saints awarded over $125,000 in grants to local not-for-profit performing arts organizations.  And $800,000 in total grants over the years.  

  • Members are required to have individual email addresses. You must be able to use an Internet browser. An Internet calendar is particularly useful in maintaining ushering schedules and reminders.
  • Membership dues are $75.00 per person for the first year and $60 for subsequent renewals made no later than May 31.  NOTE: Dues are increasing on April 1, 2017. 
  • In the 2016-2017 year, the dues for new members 35 years old or younger is $35. Proof of age is required.
  • The minimum age for joining the Saints is sixteen.
  • The membership year begins on June 1 and ends on May 31.  Members must renew in order to maintain their membership regardless of the month joined.
  • You may renew and pay annual dues by credit card or check.
How to join (Start by attending an orientation):


1. Register to attend a new member orientation:  Schedule Orientation
  • Select the orientation that you wish to attend.
  • Click the button labeled "Register Now."
  • You will be asked to supply contact information, including your email address and to "sign" our Membership Agreement.
  • NOTE: Complete registration generates an Email Confirmation.  IF you do not receive the Email, you are not registered and may not be admitted to the Orientation.
  • Registration closes when the Event is full.  Unregistered walk-ins may not be admitted to the Orientation.
2.  Attend the new member orientation.
  • At the orientation you will learn more about the Saints.
  • People who decide to join are asked to pay their dues.
  • Your Saints badge will be issued.
  • Saints gear may be purchased from The Shoppe (bow ties, approved purse, flashlight, and more).
3. Once you join, start enjoying the benefit of Saints membership.