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Concord Youth Theatre

Concord Youth Theatre, Inc., founded in 1976 as Act/Tunes, is a non-profit educational organization committed to making high-quality live theatre accessible, relevant, and memorable for young people and their families. The purpose of Concord Youth Theatre is to enrich the lives of young people by providing opportunities for them to be actively involved in the creative process through participation in a variety of live theatre experiences under the leadership of professionals.

Through our performance company productions, theatre arts classes, summer workshops and guest artist performances, CYT teaches young people skills not only essential for performance on the stage, but even more critical to their success in school, work and social settings.

CYT wishes to thank all those who have supported us through the years. As we have for our first 40 years, we will continue to strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our patrons and students! 

The Concord Youth Theatre, Inc. is a public charity and educational program recognized under IRS code 501(c)(3). All donations to this organization are fully tax deductible. Concord Youth Theatre’s tax identification number is 04-2776922.

Our Companies

Concord Youth Theatre’s performance companies provide an opportunity for young people to participate in a full-scale musical production. We are a process-oriented education program and focus on the company members working together as an ensemble. We are committed to providing an environment that is creative and educational for our students. Click here to learn more about our companies.

Our Classes

Our classes and workshops are organized by age. They are designed for both children and young adults, though in some cases they overlap. Visit our classes page for more information.

Support CYT

There are many ways to support Concord Youth Theatre: becoming a member, contributing to our on-going Annual Appeal, participating in our Take A Seat Campaign, becoming a volunteer, or providing much needed items on our wish list. Visit our support page to learn more.


Celebrating 40 Years with Our 2016-17 Season!

Here's What's Happening at CYT!

Lest We Jest – April 1st CYT Wine Tasting Fundraiser

To our CYT friends and families, please join us on Saturday evening April 1st for Lest We Jest an exclusive wine and beer tasting event to support Concord Youth Theatre!

Starting at 7PM in Union Hall at 27 School Street in Carlisle center, tastings of wines and beer from around the globe will be available from West Concord Wine & Spirits. All of the unique vintages offered will be available for purchase and 5% of all sales from the event will be donated back to CYT

The evening will also feature a silent auction with select items including a weekend at private Vermont vacation home, a round of golf and lunch for 3 at the beautiful Concord Country Club, yoga classes at Pure Barre, event tickets and more.


Don’t be an (April’s) fool – purchase your tickets today!

Tickets are $20 and are available at http://concordyouththeatre.org/tickets/ or in person at West Concord Wine and Spirits, 1216 Main Street, Concord.

This event is open to the public so please bring your friends, as long as they are 21 or over!
Union Hall is part of the First Religious Society in Carlisle and free parking is available along School Street and in the Carlisle School parking lot.

For more information, please call Concord Youth Theatre at 978-371-1482.

Registration is Open for Summer Classes!

Don’t wait to hear the dreaded “I’M BORED!” from your child this summer…check out our 2017 summer classes! Summer Theater workshop opportunities are offered for young people ages 4 through grade 7.  Complete information including workshop dates, age groupings and tuitions can be found by clicking here.

CYT Announces 2016-17 Season

Concord Youth Theatre is pleased to announce our offerings for 2016-17! It will be a season full of laughter, intrigue, romance, where not everything is as it appears! We have chosen a fabulous line-up of classic shows – with a CYT twist – including Oliver!, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Dr. Dolittle, Sleeping Beauty, Once Upon a Mattress and more. We also offer a host of classes for students of all ages who want to improve their skills and prepare for auditions for one of our performance companies.

If you are new to CYT, be sure to attend one of our performances, meet some of our actors, and witness the magic of live theater. Please visit our performance company and classes pages to discover all that CYT has to offer and be sure to purchase tickets to all of our wonderful productions. We hope you to see you at the theater this year!

CYT Featured in Vanity Fair’s Pre-Oscar Party!!!

(Notice the CYT logo in the background!) (Left-Right) Johnny Kinsman, Amy Louise Nosowitz, Stephen LaConte, Xander Singh, Scott Evans & Chris Evans

(Notice the CYT logo in the background!)
(Left-Right) Johnny Kinsman, Amy Louise Nosowitz, Stephen LaConte, Xander Singh, Scott Evans & Chris Evans

CYT was SO honored, pleased and proud to be featured at the 2014 Vanity Fair pre-Oscar week party in Los Angeles, hosted by our own Chris Evans! Words cannot express our gratitude to Vanity Fair and Chris for their generosity, and how beautiful it was to see all of these fantastic CYT “kids” together for the event. Complete pride and joy just don’t seem to sum it up nearly enough! And a big thank you to CYT’s “East Coast Rep” Skip Fernandes!

Watch a video about the party by clicking here!


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