Ticket sales cover only a portion of CYT Chicago's operating expenses. We are committed to remaining accessible for families by keeping our prices reasonable. Please help us continue to reflect Christ through the performing arts by becoming a donor. Christian Youth Theater is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization under the IRS Federal Tax Code and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the law. Your gift will have a tremendous impact in the lives of hundreds of kids.

COVID-19 Relief Fundraising

We are taking a huge financial blow with this outbreak and need your help. If you are able, please consider donating to bridge the gap. Every contribution brings us closer to what we need to continue to provide creative options for our families and support our staff, directors and teaching artists as they work to serve our current community.
As you consider donating, please remember what CYT means to you. It’s not about a performance or an end product. It's the place we grow up — our home away from home, our community moms and dads, our big brothers and sisters.
Thank you for your prayers and support as we develop character in those we get to serve and hope to serve for many years to come.

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"Standing O" Club

The CYT “Standing O” Club is part of our commitment to excellence and provides support that CYT can count on! Members of the “Standing O” Club are people or businesses who support CYT with a monthly or special monetary gift. That support is vital to the financial health of CYT and helps us continue to provide training in the arts in an atmosphere of excellence.

Christian Stilwell Scholarship

Christian Stilwell was born in Paraguay on December 4, 1993 and adopted at four months of age. Early on it was evident that he had a passion for singing, music, and theater. He applied his creative and musical abilities in more than 25 theatrical productions with CYT/Spotlight, High School, and Greenroom.

Christian had the ability to lift people up and make them feel like they belong. He gave to others the gift of acceptance, encouragement, purpose and hope. He was highly affectionate, always ready to give a hug or a smile.

Christian exuded servant leadership. He volunteered, interned, and/or worked for CYT/Spotlight, Willow Creek Community Church, Greenroom, and Cuisine America. Known as the kid with the clipboard, as he always carried one around with him with his multiple to-do lists, Christian often headed up special interest programs and community compassion events. He created a leadership conference to challenge his peers to become difference makers.

Christian went to be with his Lord on April 15th, 2011. His influence throughout CYT lives on through the Christian Stilwell Scholarship Program.
CYT is proud to sponsor the Christian Stilwell Scholarship. This is not a talent- or need-based scholarship. Rather, an award given to those who embrace the qualities in both leadership and serving (ministry) that Christian demonstrated so well.

Scholarships requirements:

  • Deadline is March 2, 2020 for a 2020-2021 academic year scholarship.
  • Juniors, Seniors, or current college students
  • Acceptance to college must be secured by May 2, 2020.
  • CYT/Spotlight program participants (minimum of 2 years)
  • Please fill out and mail hard copy application below
Special thanks to our sponsor!

CYT Chicago

Mailing Address:
755 Industrial Drive
Cary, IL 60013

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

Office hours:
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4:00 PM

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