CYT Riverside is one of 27 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 5-18. CYT Riverside produces 3 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 Riverside 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.
CYT classes include drama, voice, dance, and a broad spectrum of other specialty theatrical workshops. There are three ten-week 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.
CYT theater camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience. Campers will enjoy making new friends as they build performance skills and learn self-confidence and teamwork. There is no better place for kids to experience theater than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere - and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!
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
Other Ways to Get Involved!
There are many ways to be part of CYT beyond the stage! CYT programs consist of everything that is not a class, camp, or show. Some of the available programs include CYT@school, HYPE, Improvathon, and the yearly CYT EXPO.
CYT is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization funded primarily through its tuition, ticket sales, and outside contributions. We rely on your donations to provide the necessary tools and materials to deliver top-notch programming at an affordable rate!