COVID-19 Update

At this time we have moved select programming to a virtual format. Stay tuned for more details as the come! Please notify the office at 619-588-0206 or email us at regarding any questions you may have.
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:

Bye Bye Birdie

Apr 24 - May 3

San Diego East County
6 Performances
5050 Conrad Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
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May 22 - May 31

San Diego Central
6 Performances
The Pavilion at Legacy
875 Hotel Circle South
San Diego , CA 92108
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Shrek! The Musical

Jul 10 - Jul 19

San Diego South County
7 Performances
Joan B. Kroc Theater
6611 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
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Aug 8 - Aug 16

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