Welcome to CYT St. Louis Metro East

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. 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.

CYT St. Louis Metro East is one of 28 CYT branches 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 4-18.  Along with classes, camps, and shows, CYT St. Louis Metro East 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.

Something for Everyone

CYT offers classes for students ages 4-18 throughout the school year. Classes include drama, voice, dance, and behind-the-scenes training in makeup, costumes, tech, and more.

Classes are held for two hours once a week and run for ten consecutive weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. Class sizes are small and offer supervision both inside and outside the classroom. Each session culminates in a high-energy showcase to demonstrate to family, friends, and fellow students the skills acquired.

All the World's a Stage

CYT shows are always appropriate for the entire family and are an excellent way to introduce children to the arts at a young age!

Enrollment in CYT classes provides students ages 8-18 the opportunity to audition for the current production. CYT Chapters produce one Broadway-style musical each session (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Students who want to be part of the show without performing can participate on the backstage crew, technical team, or as an usher.
 
During the summer, CYT Branches put on week-long musical theater day camps for students ages 4-18. Camps are designed to be a fun and energetic immersion into the world of musical theater. Camps are jam-packed with games, activities, and interactive workshops that build performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. Typical camps include team competitions; rotations through drama, dance, and music workshops; and a concluding showcase for family and friends. 

CYT Summer Camps are all about fun, friendships, and theatrics. Camps are great yearly tradition for your child!

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.

Contribute to CYT

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!