Bringing theatre into your classroom is a wonderful way to bolster your students’ imaginations, problem-solving skills, social emotional skills, and enjoyment of reading. We look forward to supporting you in the wonderful work you do!

At the moment, we are no longer offering ArtsEd programs.


Book-It Repertory Theatre Mission
To transform great literature into great theatre, through simple and sensitive production, and to inspire its audiences to read.

Book-It Repertory Theatre Arts Education Mission
To provide an interactive relationship between youth and literature through diverse theatrical productions and educational programs that promote the joy of reading, enhance student and teacher learning, and inspire the imagination.



Book-It Repertory Theatre’s Arts Education Program is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to read. The five components that comprise our regular program include:

  • tours of a diverse range of stories to schools, libraries, and community venues throughout Washington State
  • long-term residencies in schools
  • teacher professional development
  • low-cost student matinées of Book-It’s mainstage shows
  • Post-college internships

The Book-It Style helps students connect with books on multiple levels as they ask questions, exchange ideas, and make meaning out of what they read, see, and hear–all while being “up on their feet.” The entire program is closely aligned with research-based reading instruction, Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, and state standards in theatre.