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CYT San Diego is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to developing character in children and adults one stage at a time.

Programs of CYT San Diego include:
CYT Classes, Shows and Camps - serving children ages 4-18 years.
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CCT  —  Playing Our Role in the Community!

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CCT's History

Paul & Sheryl Russell, both teachers at Christian High, began a community theater in their family garage in the summer of 1980. The show was The Sound of Music. The purpose was to provide a vehicle for talented amateur performers from the local San Diego community. All performances were held atop beautiful Mt. Helix in La Mesa. The sets were made from cardboard and the lighting was ... READ MORE



Since starting in the 1980's, CYT has collected one of San Diego's largest inventories of scenery, drops, props, and costumes made available for rent. We'd love to help you out with your next theater, school or church production or even if you are just wanting to make your event extra special. As an educational theater organization, our shows have priority over any others, but what we are not using is just waiting to ... READ MORE

CYT@school  —  Sharing performing arts… one school at a time.

School Contact: Rechelle Conde-Nau, CYT@school Director Phone: 858.483.8262
Parent Contact:
Carolyn McClaskey, CYT@school Coordinator

Current CYT@school Offerings:
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  • All Hallows 
  • Ashley Falls
  • Blessed Sacrament 
  • Blossom Valley - Tuesday
  • Blossom Valley - Thursday
  • Boulder Oaks
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Directors Choice Awards

Directors' Choice Awards is CYT’s version of Hollywood’s Academy Awards! Each year CYT nominates the best of the best in each category from our Fall, Winter and Spring sessions of shows around the county. The artistic director, the managing director, and a selected committee review all the shows and nominate outstanding work.

Nomination for 2016-2017


Have you ever watched a skit from “Whose Line is it Anyway” and laughed your head off? Don’t miss this opportunity to see CYT kids at their funniest. Teams from all over the country get together each summer for workshops, joining in some hilarious games and skits. This three day event culminates with a competition to see who really is the funniest CYT area at  IMPROVATHON!

South - East - Central teams:
Corwin Batchman
Sarah Carder
Abby DePuy
Eli Dilbeck
Ella Felberg
Emma Filley
Bryn Frazee
Jackson Lawrence
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Intern Directors

Overview: This course is designed to give students the background, overview, and hands on training in what it takes to be a director of a fully staged musical theater production. The course is divided into 15 hours of classroom instruction and the second have of the course practical “real life” experience in working with actual directors, musical directors and choreographers as they produce a fully staged musical production. The lab hours for this part of the course vary from 35-50 hours. The class is designed to study the process of directing a children’s theater production in a classroom setting and then the following week receive hands-on training ... READ MORE

HYPE  —  High School Youth Pursuing Excellence

Mission Statement
To develop a new generation of young leaders.

Values and Objectives
We exist to make a difference in our community by uniting, mentoring, and serving others inside and outside of CYT, at all times reflecting Judeo-Christian values

HYPE, which stands for High School Youth Pursuing Excellence, is the leadership group at CYT designed to give high school students opportunities for service, mentorship, and leadership. The group plans social events, fundraisers, and service projects for CYT and the community.

Beyond performing these basic functions, HYPE students are mentored themselves ... READ MORE

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