Special Events

In addition to our acclaimed productions, Book-It offers a variety of special events from the deliciously decadent Guilty Pleasures, to the celebratory breakfast in support of its arts and education programs, and many in between. Watch this page—new additions are made regularly.

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Is a Cocktail one of your Guilty Pleasures?

Ours, too.

In fact, Book-It is mixing up some cocktails with a little theatre — it’s so good that you’ll be shaken AND stirred.

Cocktail Theatre: Guilty Pleasures Style

January 28, 2016
in the Bullitt Cabaret @ ACT Theatre

Guilty Pleasures are campy, trampy adaptations of books you’ll never admit you’ve read! Join us for an evening of sensational send-ups of everything from classic literature to pulp fiction.

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Travel with us to Portland to see the Book-It adaptation of Great Expectations at Portland Center Stage, February 13, 2016.

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the adventures of the Victorian orphan Pip. As a boy, Pip has three encounters with people that will change his life: the escaped convict Magwitch, the bewitching and cold Estella, and the unhinged Miss Havisham. When Pip comes into an unforeseen fortune and begins the life of a gentleman, though his past is not so easily left behind, and the surprising adventures of his new life are decidedly unexpected. Directed by Jane Jones.

The excursion includes tickets to the show, dinner at a nearby restaurant, and overnight stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel. Contact development@book-it.org for more information and to reserve your space. Space is limited.

Join us March 12, 2016 at the swanky W Hotel in downtown Seattle for Book-It’s Annual Gala. This special evening includes a sit-down dinner, live and silent auction, and live performance. All proceeds benefit Book-It’s mainstage and education programming. Contact development@book-it.org for more information about tables, sponsorships and auction donations. Tickets available soon.

Book-It’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Saturday, March 12, 2016

6:00 – 11:00 PM

W Hotel on 4th Avenue

Tickets $150 per person


Bringing Books to Life Fundraising Breakfast

Thank you for your support of our annual Bringing Books to Life breakfast, October 22, 2015. With your support we raised more than $30,000 which will fund our touring stories, in-class residencies, teacher training, and local events. Last year we reached 60,000 students and educators throughout Washington State with Book-It programming.

Click here to watch a video of the preview of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett at Maple Elementary School.  Click here to support the Arts and Education Program or email development@book-it.org for more information.

Check back for news about our 2016 fundraising event.