Capital Playhouse is a 20+-year-old, private non-profit, performing arts education and performance organization located in Olympia, Washington. The Playhouse operates year round. Seven of the eight separate and distinct programs serve youth up to the age of eighteen. Located in the downtown business community, the Playhouse has a 121-seat black box theatre on site. The programs include Season in a Box, the Playhouse’s chamber musical season for older youth and adults which occurs between October and May in the black box theatre; academic year Saturday Performing Arts Classes; the Page to Stage Theatre-Literacy Program; Kids in Koncert, the northwest’s premier youth concert and performance choir; and Tykes, a summer program for youth ages 5-7. The largest program, KIDS AT PLAY, has been in place since 1986, Capital Playhouse’s founding year. KIDS AT PLAY is a comprehensive musical theatre and performance program using a summer stock model, and has an enrollment of over 300 students between the ages of 8 and 17. To date, several thousand area youth have sung, danced and acted in nearly one hundred KIDS AT PLAY productions to the enjoyment of more than 250,000 audience members.
Capital Playhouse uses music, theatre and dance to build self confidence, maturity, self discipline, responsibility and leadership for the arts in our community.