Classes & Events

CCYT offers various programs throughout the year. We offer spring and fall classes that focus on specific skills such as acting, improvisation, or vocal techniques. In addition, our summer musical theatre workshop is a comprehensive experience where students learn many aspects of theatre arts. Our Workshop classes culminate in performances through various mediums including live performances, music videos, and digital web series. Read more about our programs below.

Payment for CCYT classes is accepted by check and credit card. If paying by check, select offline payment when registering your student. Checks can be made out to CCYT and mailed to 45 Payn Ave, Chatham NY, 12037. Check payments are only accepted up to one week ahead of the class.

Registration is now open for Musical Theatre Workshop 2024!

Scroll down to see our summer schedule and to register your student!

Scholarships are Available

Ages 3-5

July 29 – August 2
9:00am – 11:00am

August 2nd at 10:30am

Ages 6-9

July 8 – July 27
9:00am – 1:00pm

July 25 & 26 at 7:00pm
July 27 at 2:00pm

Ages 10-13

July 8 – July 28
9:00am – 2:00pm
(4:00 – 7:30pm on July 23)

July 27 at 7:00pm
July 28 at 2:00pm

Ages 14 and up

July 8 – August 2
9:00am – 3:00pm
(4:00 – 8:00pm on July 30 & 31)

August 1 & 2 at 7:00pm

Our Programs

Summer Musical Theatre Workshop

Summer Musical Theatre Workshop students rehearse on the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY. They are divided by age into 5 classes with each class performing an age-appropriate musical. Performances take place on the Chatham High School stage, the Ghent Playhouse or on the fairgrounds. CCYT’s resident directors, choreographers, and vocal instructors are child-centered professionals who ensure that each student’s potential is reached. The program also serves students interested in technical theatre as well as older students interested in our intern program.


CCYT began the M. C. Smith Elementary School Drama Club program in 2012 with the support of CCYT donors, the school district, and various foundations. Students work with our directors in mounting an age-appropriate Broadway style musical. Sets, costumes, and scenic elements are provided by CCYT.


The Performance Company is a touring company of young students who perform in musicals, plays and reviews that educate,  inspire confidence and promote self-worth in young audiences. Participants receive training in acting, singing and dance.

Performance venues include local schools, book festivals, community gatherings and fundraisers.

Summer Workshop Intern Program

Interns take part in aspects of the program that support their interests and career goals. They work directly with the students and set design, or focus on technical theatre, social media, and video editing. Everyone pitches in when it comes to striking a show!

Learn more about our instructors and staff on our team page!

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