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Christian Youth Theater

Christian Youth Theater is a nonprofit after-school theater arts education program for children ages 6-18

Nonprofit Type: Arts & Culture

Region(s) Covered: Oregon & SW Washington

Contact Information

website link:www.cytvanport.org
address:2700 NE Andresen Road, Suite G1A
Vancouver, WA  98661
principal contact:Bethany Larson
email:[email protected]


Developing character... one stage at a time!


CYT Vancouver was founded in 2002 and now enrolls more than 400 students each session. In 2007, CYT Vancouver expanded to Oregon and became CYT Vancouver/Portland. It now holds classes in Gresham and Beaverton, OR as well as in Vancouver and Washougal, WA. Because CYT does not own facilities, the organization rents space in the local community, utilizing classrooms and stages in churches, schools and local theaters. CYT is not affiliated with a particular church body, and people of all faiths are welcome.

CYT stands in the forefront in its commitment to the highest ethical, moral, technical and artistic standards of excellence.

CYT Vanport is a local chapter of the nationwide CYT organization founded in 1981 in San Diego, CA by Paul and Sheryl Russell who also founded Christian Community Theater for actors of all ages. Since 1981, CYT has grown to be the nation’s largest children’s theater organization with programs in thirteen states. Every session more than 12, 000 kids participate in classes and over 100, 000 community members attend their performances.