About VYT Education


Valley Youth Theatre’s Education Department: Magic in the Making!

For over 30 years, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) has inspired young people to be the best they can be through a wide variety of performing arts opportunities. Our classes and camp programs offer a place where children from diverse backgrounds can learn and grow as individuals, performers, and future community leaders. Every student will feel supported and encouraged to express themselves. We work hard to create a safe space where they can let their special talents and personalities shine!

VYT classes & camps are for every skill level.  Whether your child is looking for a place to start, or has been cast in a few shows, VYT’s students will have fun learning the fundamentals in acting, voice and musical theatre. Our professional instructors will help them prepare for auditions and will lead them through engaging acting games. Classes are designed to develop a young performer’s stage presence while teaching life-skills, enriching self-esteem, building confidence and fostering creativity.  

Join us for classes!  VYT offers three class sessions in Fall, Winter & Spring. Each session includes a 8-week course, culminating in a showcase performance for family!  

Spring Break camps in March!! We offer 2 1-week sessions culminating in a showcase performance for family!

Musical Theatre Summer Camps in June & July! We have the All Star Summer Playhouse for ages 5 - 8 and the Musical Theatre Summer Workshop for ages 9+.

Intern Opportunities!  Youth ages 16+ are encouraged to apply to be interns and take on a leadership position with classes and camps! Contact our Director of Education, at 602-253-8188 x 302 or email education@vyt.com for more info.

Field Trips!  VYT field trips are designed for classroom integration. Special weekday performances are timed so students can attend shows during the school day. Question and answer opportunities with the cast are a fun way for students to discover secret behind-the-scenes facts about the performance. Seating is extremely limited, and payment is due 30 days in advance of event.

Click here  for more information and to download our school show reservation request form.

Study guides are a great way to extend student learning beyond the performance. They are designed to accompany student field trips and the LTA program. They include production information, theatre etiquette, creative conversation starters, writing portfolios suggestions and integrated activities and discussion questions for before and after the show.

Literacy and the Arts (LTA)  Literacy and the Arts is a program designed to benefit students attending local Title 1 schools. The LTA program improves the lives of underserved and at-risk youth by enhancing their enthusiasm for reading; strengthening their comprehension skills and increasing their exposure to the performing arts. Teachers can request participation in this FREE program, which includes study guide materials, a book for every child and performance admission, by contacting Valley Youth Theatre's Director of Education at 602-253-8188 x302.  

For more information on Valley Youth Theatre’s Educational Programs, email education@vyt.com or call our Director of Education at 602-253-8188 x302.

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