Welcome to CYT!

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is the largest after-school theater arts training program in the nation. Affiliates across the country offer classes in drama, music, dance, technical theater, and more! Each local program offers camps and classes for ages 7 - 18, and full-scale productions for ages 8-18.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our 2021 Spring/Summer session will look a bit different.  Although CYT Austin is a theater arts training organization which normally requires students to be enrolled in a class in order to be eligible to audition for a show, we will not be offering or requiring classes in this Spring/ Summer session.  We will however, be producing a Summer show for which anyone ages 8-18, may audition. Video audition information and song choices will be posted on the classes page by the end of the week.

Registration will open on Sunday, April 4th for our Summer production of The Music Man Jr.  All students enrolled in this class will be cast in the production. Main rehearsals will be held on Saturdays from 9-3; in addition some students may be called for Friday evening (5-7) rehearsals, as well as occasional meetings in-person or over Zoom for individual scene/vocal work. During the main rehearsal, groups will alternate rehearsing vocal, dance and blocking in order to manage COVID restrictions. If we have more students than COVID-19 protocols will allow, we will double cast. All students will perform in at least two shows each.  Space is limited, and students must enroll by age group.  Go to the classes page for more information or click the link below to register.  Please note that additional rehearsal locations may be added. 

Please be aware that we follow CDC guidelines for COVID safety protocol for all our rehearsals and performances. These guidelines may change over time; if they do, CYT's protocols will adapt. At present these guidelines include wearing masks, which will be expected at rehearsals and performances.

How To Set Up A New Family Account

All families will need to register for a new account on our new website. Here's a handy tutorial to walk you through it. Questions? Contact austin@cyt.org.
CYT classes include drama, voice, dance, and a broad spectrum of other specialty theatrical workshops. There are three sessions a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring), and a showcase at the end of each session that allows students to show off what they have learned to family & friends.
Students that are enrolled in classes have the opportunity to audition and perform (or work behind-the-scenes) in a Broadway-style musical performed for the community. CYT shows are appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts.