CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts! CYT San Diego produces five Broadway-style musicals every Fall, Winter, and Spring. Enrollment in CYT classes provides students ages 8-18 the opportunity to audition for a current production. Students not cast in the show are encouraged to participate in other ways. Depending on age and ability, students (and siblings) can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or on the costume and makeup committees.

Every time I step out onto that stage, I have the opportunity to use my God given talents and passion to portray a soul, a portion of another’s story.

Nina Noelle Russell, CYT Student

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. Educational guides are available to help prepare your students for the performance, discussing the story and explaining theater etiquette.

CYT School Day performances are designed specifically for elementary and middle school classes. Last year over 10,000 students attended our productions.

Production Teams

Parents are the backbone of CYT! Without them, CYT would not be the family-oriented organization that it is and could not produce the high-quality community shows that it does.

At least one parent of each student cast in the production must serve on a CYT Production Team. Options include, but are not limited to: costumes, refreshments, props, greenroom, backstage, public relations, sets, docents, technical, make-up, programs, and house management.

Backstage Crew and Tech

The backstage crew and tech teams are the "magic" that make a show happen!  All members of our crew have the ability to learn sound, lights, running projections, and backstage crew where you are moving sets on and off the stage for scene changes. Our stage managers for each production are seasoned crew kids that found their passion in running these technical aspects of the show.  Some of our CYT kids are now real life stage managers in the professional world!  Check out our current list of classes to see if there is a tech class offering near you or simply join one of our shows as crew to start learning how it all works!

Become a Show Sponsor or Advertise in one of our programs!

CYT San Diego shows are attended by 2,000-2,500 patrons per production.  If you would like to sponsor a show or advertise in one of our show programs, please fill out our CYT Advertising and Sponsorship Form .  A representative will contact you regarding availability.  If you have questions about our opportunities, contact

Current Shows:

Les Miserables School Edition

Oct 25 - Nov 3

San Diego East County
7 Performances
Joan B. Kroc Theater
6611 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
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Schoolhouse Rock Live

Oct 18 - Oct 27

San Diego Central
7 Performances
5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
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The Lion King Jr

Oct 19 - Oct 27

San Diego Tri-City
6 Performances
Star Theatre
402 N. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
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The Wizard of Oz

Nov 8 - Nov 17

San Diego South County
7 Performances
Mater Dei Catholic High School
1615 Mater Dei Dr
Chula Vista, CA 91913
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Junie B. Jones

Nov 8 - Nov 16

San Diego North County Inland
6 Performances
The Heritage Center at Calvin Christian
2000 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
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Traditions Of Christmas Remixed

Dec 13 - Dec 22

San Diego East County
8 Performances
Lincoln Performing Arts Center
4777 Imperial Ave
San Diego, CA 92113
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