Capitol Kids

What is Capitol Kids?

Capitol Kids is a youth theatre arts program designed to inspire curiosity and unleash creativity. More engaging than watching a movie, Capitol Kids live performances are entertaining and interactive, giving children the opportunity to think, imagine, and dream. Our shows are presented by professional touring companies, providing teachers and students with high quality, easily accessed, one-of-a-kind experiences that help kids develop into well-rounded thinkers and problem solvers.

Why Capitol Kids?

Art is a crucial component to any complete education. Unfortunately, when education funding is reduced, arts programs are often the first courses eliminated. Capitol Kids was created to help ensure that all Yakima Valley children receive the benefits of arts programming; higher self-esteem, motivation, discipline, and creativity.

For more information on Capitol Kids contact Carol West at 1.509.853.8000 or by email at

Moses Pendleton manipulates the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water to produce a show full of aesthetic thrills, and surprising metamorphoses. Both enchanting and phantasmagorical, this multimedia spectacle of beauty and humor is Momix at its most magical.

Curriculum Connections: Physics, Science, Biology, Arts

Recommended for Grades 4th through 12th

The Cat in the Hat

January 28&29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in the Hat, the fun's never done!

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science
Emotional/Social Development

Recommended for Grades pre-K through 4th

The Lightning Thief

February 17, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships and Family, Social Studies

Recommended for Grades 2nd through 6th

Curious George

March 14&15, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m

All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. A day bigger than his birthday, George helps his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns about Rome, meatballs, ...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature-Based, Music, Relationships & Family

Recommended for Grades pre-K through 3rd

Let’s Go Science Show

April 14, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m

The wacky and talented Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall join forces for an educational, entertaining and exciting look at “how things work.”

These two fun and funny “scientists” address matter, gravity, air resistance, pressure and propulsion, gyroscopes, levers and fulcrums, static electricity and optical illusions in a fast-paced, interactive show that helps kids get a grip on the scientific method.

Curriculum Connections: Communication, Science

Recommended for Grades K through 8th

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