62Imagine hanging with your honey, sipping some wine, sampling yummy apps and waiting for a top notch theatre production to begin, with thoughts of little ones far, far away.

No, it’s not a dream. More like a dream date.

Because while you’re attending the theatre pre-party, the kids will be having a bash of their own. It’s all part of Intiman Theatre’s new Date Night for Parents, which includes childcare for children ages 4 to 12 whose parents attend productions at Intiman on various Saturday nights throughout the season.

Just drop them off at John Hay Elementary School in Upper Queen Anne at 6 p.m., where they’ll be under the watchful staff of Kids Co. child care. While there, they’ll play games, do a drama workshop led by Seattle Children’s Theatre, have a pizza party and watch a movie.

Meanwhile, you’ll attend the pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. before the curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Then it’s sit back, relax and enjoy the show, with no worries about getting a call from the sitter.

Prices for childcare are $35 for one child; $45 for two; and $55 for three. And if you do the childcare, you get discounted theatre prices ($47.25 for singles; $44.75 for double dates). The first Date Night is Saturday, June 6, with a production of A Thousand Clowns. For other dates and to make reservations, go to www.intiman.org or call 206-269-1901 ext. 281.

Date Night at Intiman Theatre

PS – Many local businesses offer monthly Parent’s Night Out events. Mark your calendar and you & your Sig O may be spending much more time together this summer.