More Than Just a Show

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CYT Kansas City serves the community by providing quality, affordable educational programs, and productions. Unfortunately, revenue from classes, productions, and camps does not completely cover our operating costs. As a result, we rely on the generous support of people like you! 

A gift to CYT is an investment in an established, family-oriented organization that helps provide children a safe, wholesome environment and provides them with skills to make better life choices and become positive contributing members of their community. CYT allows young people to explore the arts in an atmosphere that nurtures their inner creativity while developing their character...one stage at a time.

"CYT has prepared me in many ways for my future. CYT has taught me how to speak in front of a crowd, how to balance school work with outside activities, commit to something and stick with it, and most importantly, CYT has taught me how to be bold and make new friends." - A CYT Student

Your tax-deductible gift will have a tremendous impact in the lives of hundreds of kids.

The Annual CYT KC Gala

Save the Date for our 12th Annual CYT Gala. Our annual fundraiser, the Gala is an opportunity to come together as a CYT community (and invite others to join us) for the specific purpose of raising funds to further reach families in and around Kansas City in developing character...one stage at a time. 

An evening filled with a dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and fellowship, we hope you will join us this year and consider how you can help make this our best Gala yet.

Contact Us if you are interested in helping with the Gala.

12th Annual CYT Gala
Saturday, March 30, 2019
The Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

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CYT Kansas City is funded by the generous donations of partners including foundations, organizations, corporations and individuals like you! Your generous support enables CYT Kansas City to continue reaching kids and families by offering a safe place to learn, create and be who God has designed them to be. Please consider how you can support CYT Kansas City. We truly are blessed by every single gift!

Donate Now

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How You Can Help

  • Give directly - Support CYT KC via the "Donate Now" section above. You may also send a check to: CYT Kansas City, 6800 W. 153rd St., Ste. A, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Sponsor a scholarship student - Consider sponsoring a student for any class session.
  • Sponsor an aspect of a production - Show Sponsorship is a great way to partner with CYT and build community. Consider donating towards the use of Projection, building Sets, underwriting Royalties, etc. Click here for more information.
  • Purchase an ad in our show playbillsClick here for more information.
  • Education Partners - When you join CYT KC Education Partners, you send kids to CYT shows and give them an educational theatre experience. Click here for more information.
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"The mission of developing character one stage at a time is so true. CYT grows kids in so many ways…students gain great confidence and learn responsibility, teamwork, the value of hard work, just to name a few. The lessons learned are like those derived from sports, but what’s better is that in CYT, everybody plays and everybody wins! CYT is an investment in future talent.”


Tim Vance, Vance Brothers

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support CYT Kansas City every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to CYT Kansas City!

Double Your Donation to CYT KC

Please consider asking your employer if they offer a matching gift program. Many employers will match charitable donations or volunteer hours made by their employees. It’s an easy way to double the impact of your contribution to CYT KC!
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In-Kind Donations

We are always grateful for donated materials for sets, props or costumes, donations for show concessions, donated storage space, and more! Contact us or speak with any of our staff.
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Volunteer with CYT KC

We are in need of individuals who are willing to donate their time, skills and/or materials to support CYT classes and shows!  We will find a place to use your unique skills! For productions, if you have seamstress/tailor, painting skills, construction skills, stage management experience or industry relationships that could partner with us, we would greatly appreciate your time and energy to help CYT KC grow. Email executivedirector@cytkc.org or speak with any CYT staff about joining our team.
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Rehearsal & Production Facilities

Finding facilities where we can hold classes, rehearsals and full-scale productions can be challenging. If you know of a facility we could utilize at a nominal price, or a space that might donate to CYT, we would like to hear from you! Please contact us or speak with any of our staff.
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Support Our Supporters

We are so thankful to the following sponsors for their generous support of CYT Kansas City.