Theatres: Internships


Book-It Repertory Theatre
The Center Theatre

Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison Street

Seattle WA   98109

(206) 216-0833

Contact: Annie DiMartino, Director of Education.

Book-It's Internship Program gives participants hands-on experience in the world of professional theatre.

Interns are mentored by Book-It staff members to help them increase their skills in their given areas and get practical experience in the theatre as a whole. Book-It seeks reliable, self-motivated, committed interns who have acquired basic skills in their area of interest but wish to enhance their learning, their resumes, and their experience.

These internships generally run from August/September to June during a production season. All internships are part-time and unpaid. Visit web page for deadlines and detailed instructions on how to apply. (N.B. Seattle Center Armory is the new name for the Center House)

Seattle Childrens Theatre (TYA)

201 Thomas St

Seattle, WA 98109

Admin Tel: (206) 443-0807

Box Office Tel: (206) 441-3322

Contact: Linda Hartzell, Artistic Director.  

Paid education, administration and production internships are available.

Seattle Repertory Theatre (LORT B)

155 Mercer St

PO Box 900923

Seattle, WA 98109

Admin Tel: (206) 443-2210

Box Office: (206) 443-2222

Contact: Jerry Manning, Producing Artistic Director.  Internships available in artistic, costume, communications, education, design, painting, production management, props, stage management and technical production.

Interns participate in all department activities, lead key projects throughout the season and meet weekly for training seminars.  Internships are 40 hr/wk, include a stipend, and generally run September through May.  For details, visit:

Seattle Shakespeare Company
PO Box 19595
Seattle, WA 98109

(206) 733-8228

Founded in 1991 with the plays of William Shakespeare at its core, SSC brings people together to experience these timeless plays on their stages, in parks across the Puget Sound, and in schools and communities throughout Washington State. 

During its indoor season, SSC arranges administrative internships on an individual basis. To learn more visit their web page and follow the links to the appropriate department (Production, Marketing, Education, and Development).

Taproot Theatre Company (SA)

PO Box 30946

Seattle, WA 98113

Admin Tel: (206) 781-9705

Box Office Tel: (206) 781-9707

Contact: Shelby Parsons, Associate Director of Education & Outreach.

TTC's internship program supports volunteer opportunities for observation and hands-on learning to emerging theatre professionals.

TTC offers teaching, directing, design, technical, and administrative internships. Selection is based on the applicant’s career goals, professionalism, experience, and availability.



SecondStory Repertory
7325 166th AVE NE Suite F250
Redmond, WA 98052

Admin: (425) 498.2244
Box office: (425) 881-6777

Contact: Jen Kloe, Managing Director.

Since its opening in October of 1999, SecondStory Repertory has offered a year-round season 3 to 4 contemporary and/or classic shows as well as 3 to 4 children's theatre productions.

SecondStory's Theater for Young Audiences series reaches grade school children ages 4 to 10.

Age 16+ internship positions are available for high school and college students, and recent graduates. All internships are unpaid, and can count towards community service hours.

Production Interns will be assigned to act as assistants on Mainstage, TYA, or Summer Workshop production teams. Areas of study include: Directing, Stage Management, Lighting Design & Electrics, Costume Design & Construction,,Scenic Design & Technical Direction, Arts Administration, Marketing & Public Relations, and Education.


Peninsula and Islands

Bainbridge Performing Arts

200 Madison Avenue North

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

(206) 842-2460 x 2

Contact: Elizabeth Ellis, Operations Manager.

Begun in 1956 as a community organization which combined theatre, dance, and music, BPA produces 5 or more plays each season and runs a thriving educational program for children, youth, and adults.

BPA invites you to join the fun. Specific areas and the corresponding BPA staff member are listed on their web page and include: Front of House, Operational Support, Performance Support, Technical Theatre Support, and the Theatre School.

Interns are volunteers and not paid but paid positions are available on a project basis or in the box office.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)

PO Box 52

Langley, WA 98260

(360) 221-8262

Contact Deana Duncan, Education Director. The WICA Conservatory offers year-round arts education to people of all ages, including internships.  Conservatory classes are taught by working professionals.  Click Here for class information.



Portland Playhouse

Apprentice Company 

602 NE Prescott St  

Portland, OR 97211  

(503) 488-5822

Contact: Nikki Weaver, Education Director.  Since its founding in 2008, Portland Playhouse provides emerging artists with professional experience and training.

 Apprentices learn all aspects of running a theatre by working closely with core company members. The Apprenticeship begins in mid-August and runs through the end of June. Apprentices devote 40 hours/week to their specific craft: acting, design, directing, and stage management.

 Acting work includes Movement (Suzuki & Viewpoints), Voice, Scene Study, Community Engagement, and Devising for Ensembles. Designers, a director and stage manager focus on a single year-long mentorship. 

The program is free and has a small stipend. We offer free housing once accepted into the program. Applications close mid-April and selections are made in May. Apply using the online form on their web page.