“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 121: 1-2 

As CYT faces the mountain of rebuilding our theater community after a year of broken dreams, distant friendships, and longing for normalcy, we ask that you consider donating to our Revive CYT Campaign. 

In order to produce the high quality theater CYT Chicago is known for, we have relied primarily on ticket sales over the past 24 years. While the auditorium seats are empty, we anxiously wait in the wings to once again bring life to the stage. Your contributions to our Revive CYT Campaign will give us the financial foundation we need to once again bring theater to the lives of our CYT families and friends. 

CYT Chicago is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Donor Levels 

Donor Levels represent different types of assistance your donation can provide. 

What is YOUR level? 

$32 - Teaching Artist Pay for 1 class
CYT offers 300+ classes every year taught by our incredible Teaching Artists.*

$75 - Theater Space Rental for 1 hour
Our casts and crews spend up to 50 hours in our rented theater spaces preparing and performing our shows. This will help to pay for one hour of rental fees.*

$190 - 1 student sponsor 
$190 provides the opportunity for a child to attend a session of CYT classes and grow in their God-given talents.*

$344 - Directing Team Pay for 1 Week
Each CYT show is led by a team of 4 Teaching Artists who work tirelessly to inspire our students. This will cover one week of pay for our directing teams.* 

$485 - Rights Rental for Scripts
CYT produces 27+ shows every year. This will help to provide scripts to students for one of these shows.*

$1200 - Class Facility Rental for 10 weeks
CYT partners with local churches and uses their facilities for our classes. This will help to cover the facility rental fees for 10 weeks of classes.**

*Donors will have their names listed in our programs
**Donors will receive 4 tickets to a CYT show and a program listing. 

1. How often would you like to give?

2. Your gift amount.

Select your donation's designation:

Campaign Participation

Create your own CYT Campaign page and raise funds to REVIVE CYT. Whether you are a current student, teacher, director, alumni, staff or community member your participation supports this campaign. Find out more about how to set up a campaign page, receive a FREE T-Shirt, prizes and other information.

The Who's Who

Want to see the families and students who are putting their messages out there? Click below for a selection of participating families.

We miss the lights.

We miss the laughter. We miss the dancing and singing. But more than anything, we miss the community we found at CYT Chicago. 

“I love how much the teachers, directors, crew, and others care about the students. They make theatre worth doing and help grow both our talents and our character.” — CYT Student

“CYT helped theatre become one of my major passions and I simply cannot imagine what my life would be like without my family here. CYT means the world.” — CYT Student

“What I miss most about CYT is the loving and supportive community. The friendships that I made at CYT are going to last me a lifetime!” — CYT Student

‘" love how kind everyone at CYT is, from the teachers, to the directors, to the parents, to the kids. Everyone there knows how to make you feel special.” — CYT Student

“Being a senior in 2021 was hard for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons was that I couldn’t be at my second “home” every Monday, Friday, and Saturday. I wish there was a way to go back in time to enjoy those special moments surrounded by my friends and family even more than I did. I wish more than anything that the little kids can experience the love and joy I felt when I was there! Thank you CYT for being the best part of my week! I am going to miss you.” — CYT Student

"It’s my home away from home, a forever safe place for me to be, brings me joy in the hard times and the good." — CYT Student

CYT Chicago

Mailing Address:
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL 60013

Phone: 847-516-2298
Office Address:
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL 60013

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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