Welcome to Christian Youth Theater!

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-17. Since its founding in 1980, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater program in the nation, with Branches across the country training thousands of students a year. To learn more about CYT and to find out how to start CYT in your city visit www.cyt.org

Each Branch’s yearly calendar is made up of three ten-week sessions: Fall, Winter, and Spring. These sessions involve after-school classes in theater arts and the opportunity to audition and perform in a Broadway-style musical or work behind-the-scenes. Additionally, CYT offers a Summer session consisting of camps, workshops, and performance opportunities.

Mission Statement 
Christian Youth Theater develops character and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater arts training that brings families and communities together while reflecting the Creator.

Values & Objectives
  • Treat each individual with respect and significance
  • Develop character traits including discipline, self-confidence, and integrity
  • Bring families together through the use of individual talents and abilities
  • Share the love of Christ in word and deed
CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical, and artistic standards of excellence. Instructors are professionals, qualified in teaching and/or performing, who understand our mission statement, values, objectives, and goals.

Theatre links with the very first response we have to the universe: the desire to play.

Annie Castledine

What does CYT San Diego offer?

CYT San Diego has various programs for people in all ages and stages of life. 
CYT partners with community leaders, volunteers, donors, and alumni to produce our year-round programming.  Check out the ways we engage the community of San Diego in our mission!

CYT San Diego

Mailing Address:
1545 Pioneer Way
EL CAJON, CA 92020

Phone: 619-588-0206
Office Address:
1545 Pioneer Way
EL CAJON, CA 92020

Office hours:
office hours vary - reach out for appointment time

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