CYT Programs

Get involved in CYT beyond the stage! CYT Tri-Valley 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.


High School Youth Pursuing Excellence (HYPE) is a leadership training group designed to challenge and guide the advanced students of CYT to be leaders inside and outside of CYT. Getting involved by serving the community around them, continuing to grow as an individual, and committing themselves to excellence in all they do are the core components of this CYT program.

The first CYT National Talent-Thon took place from April 22nd - June 20th, 2020. Hundreds from across the nation shared their talent with CYT and 15 Grand Prize Winners were announced at the Finale on June 20! This nationwide fundraising event benefited ALL CYT's around the country, as CYT celebrated 40 years of character building through theater arts. We look forward to the next 40 years with jazz hands lifted high!

My CYT Story

The National My CYT Story Competition invites students ages 12-18 to share their CYT Story with the world. Winners are first selected locally at the Branch level, and then each Branch winner moves on and is entered into the National Competition. Winners receive prizes and national recognition at the annual CYT EXPO.


The Decathlon Award recognizes exceptional CYT students who have demonstrated a love for theater by pursuing a well-rounded education in the theater arts and who have exhibited a character consistent with CYT values. The award includes a certificate of recognition to be presented at the CYT EXPO, as well as a personal letter of recommendation from Paul Russell, CYT Co-Founder.


The CYT EXPO is an annual celebration of our CYT family. It is a chance for us to bring unity to CYT Branches across the country through workshops, gathering, sharing, and more! The EXPO is open to CYT students and Branch leadership and hosts our national Improvathon competition, HYPE trainings, leadership meetings, and student activities. Come be a part of the bigger CYT picture!
The annual CYT National Leadership Conference (NLC) provides an opportunity for CYT Leadership such as Artistic Directors, Managing Directors, Coordinators (Chapter, Shows, Classes, Camps), Board Members, and more, to step away from the day-to-day operations of CYT and invest in the organization through training, fellowship, and commitment to what we do.

CYT Tri-Valley

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1586
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Phone: (925)421-1351
Office Address:

Livermore, CA 94550

Office hours:
9a-7p M-F / 10a-4p Sat
Classes and Rehearsal Times as Scheduled

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