CYT is looking to the leaders of today, who truly believe that funds invested in youth is an investment in our future, which goes to the heart of the CYT mission. Charitable support allows CYT to grow and enhance the quality of our training and productions while keeping tuition and ticket prices affordable.
All staff positions are currently filled, but we are always looking to add more people to our waiting list for future sessions.
One year later, in 1981, the parents of this newly found organization Christian Community Theater (CCT) asked Paul and Sheryl to start an after-school theater arts program for their children. Paul and Sheryl with two small children and one on the way birthed another child, Christian Youth Theater (CYT). It began with 24 students producing the show; You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.
CYT continued to grow in San Diego County, as parents wanted CYT closer to their neighborhood. Programs opened in Escondido in1986 and South County in 1987. Other areas soon followed and now CYT is located in 9 areas around San Diego and Temecula Valley with an annual participation of 4,000 students who take classes, participate in shows and attend summer theater camps.
Families from San Diego moved to Chicago, Illinois and Spokane, Washington.
Their desire to have CYT in their community motivated them to work towards having
CYT in their cities and thus the birth of CYT-USA took place in the Fall of 1997.
CYT-USA has now grown to be the largest children’s theater organization in America
with branches in 13 states and 31 programs.
Annually CYT-USA trains more than 10,000 young people ages 4-18.