2329 Crescent Way,
Abbotsford, BC
Canada V2S 3M1

Phone: 604.853.0966
Fax: 604.853.0951

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Front of House & Box Office

Clients of the Abbotsford Arts Centre currently provide their own Front of House Manager, Box Office Staff and Ushers.

Read below for FOH Basics, Box Office Basics and Ushers: 

The Basics. Your team will also need the following documents to ensure a safe and successful event. Thank you for helping the Abbotsford Arts Centre to maintain our excellent reputation by following these policies while enjoying our facility.

Front of House Staff

House Manager Checklist & House Rules

Box Office Info


Emergency Procedures

Cleanup Overview

FOH Basics

Your Front of House Manager will co-ordinate all lobby activities and see to the needs of patrons. A responsible adult must be designated in advance; he or she must review the information provided, supervise ushers, liaise with box office staff and consult with technicians. 

Review Information Provided

Make a Plan

Establish a Dress Code

Bring a Flashlight

Arrive Early

Request a Set of Keys

Tour the Facility and Learn All Exits

Ask About Special FX or Unique Elements in Your Event or Show



Your Box Office Staff will sell tickets and address patron inquiries. The information they require in order to answer questions about your event should be prepared in advance and made readily available.

Prepare Tickets and Complimentary Lists

Confirm Show Times and Relevant Details

Tour the Facility and Learn All Exits


USHERS: The Basics

Three ushers are required (one for each front theatre entrance and one for the side theatre entrance). Your ushers will assist patrons to their seats and remain on alert for any emergency situation which may arise.

Tour the Facility and Learn All Exits

Confirm Show Times and Relevant Details

Confirm Seating Assignments

Review Emergency Procedures