Welcome to the new, improved and refreshed CYT brand! We are excited to share the updated look with you and get the word out that CYT is exploding as the most vibrant, imaginative, inclusive, and uplifting children's theater experience in the world.  

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Exciting News!

Effective April 1st, Janie Russell Cox succeeded her father, Paul Russell, as President of CYT Inc. CYT has experienced steady growth and expansion over the last several years and is now serving over 20,000 students annually in 28 cities across America. What started in 1980 by Paul and Sheryl Russell as a small community theater has now grown into the largest children’s theater organization in the nation. The former CYT San Diego Artistic Director is eager to step into her new role where she can give her talents and time to support CYT globally!

Welcome to CYT San Diego!

CYT San Diego is one of 28 CYT Affiliates located throughout the country. CYT's across the nation offer weekly classes in voice, drama, and dance, as well as specialty theater classes for students ages 4-18. CYT San Diego produces more than 15 mainstage shows each year for students ages 8-18, and holds week-long camps for students 5-18 each summer. Along with classes, camps, and shows, CYT San Diego offers several other opportunities on stage and off for students and adults! CYT has many programs in place that foster theater arts in the community and we’d love for you to take part in the various initiatives that CYT has going on.

Current Events:

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334 14th Street, CA 92014
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If I am ever feeling sad, I just think about CYT!

Felicity Seaton

School Field Trips

CYT brings the best in children’s theater to students throughout the county. Literature from the classroom comes to life on stage in quality productions with colorful costumes, professional staging, energetic choreography and singing. All performers and crew members are students ages 8 –18.


CYT@school is an affordable after school program that supports performing arts training in public and private schools. The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. 


Christian Community Theater (CCT) is a community theater program that has open auditions to the general public for age appropriate roles.  

Job Opportunities

We are always looking strong, dedicated individuals to help us carry out our mission of building character in children and adults.  Learn about the many ways YOU can get involved!
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