To our valued families, friends and patrons of CYT Portland Vancouver

We wanted to let you know as soon as possible that we are working closely as a staff and board of directors to answer all of your inquiries regarding ticket refunds, upcoming classes, shows and camps due to the mandated cancelling of all Tarzan performances this week and recommendations from various officials. We will have additional information posted as soon as our board of directors meets over the next few days. Please stay tuned.
This situation is evolving rapidly. Be assured that we are all working hard to put a plan in place with an abundance of caution and our primary concern being the safety of our students, families and community. We appreciate your continued patience and support as we navigate this unprecedented turn of events.


Theresa VanWetten
Artistic Director

Jeff Lippert
Managing Director

About CYT Classes

CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Most of the classes are small to insure personal attention and growth.

At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.
Class Locations
Mill Plain United Methodist
15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98684
Mondays 5:30-7:30pm
Horizon Elementary School
7400 SW Sagert Rd.
Tualatin, OR 97062
Tuesdays 4:45-6:45pm

Current Classes:

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“Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.”

Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​

More on CYT Classes

Christian Youth Theater may produce incredible, Broadway-style musical theater, but at our heart we are an educational organization. Our purpose is to help childeren and adults grow in character, discovering their God-given gifts and becoming the best they can be.


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends!

There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!


A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT teachers are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals.  All CYT teachers have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn.
CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click below for our scholarship application. Once the application is completed, please submit it to

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