Valley Youth Theatre

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The front of the Valley Youth Theater

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is a community theatre located in Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1989, VYT produces six mainstage shows each season, two of which are produced at the Herberger Theater Center.

Affiliations[edit]

Community service[edit]

  • Each season, more than 4,600 inner-city students attend a VYT mainstage performance and are given free books through a "Literacy and The Arts" outreach program
  • Each year, more than six hundred children, representing numerous social service organizations throughout the Valley, attend a free performance and are given a complimentary lunch through an annual "Sponsor-A-Seat" program.

Facility[edit]

Valley Youth Theatre performs in its renovated facility in Copper Square in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

An old storefront was gutted in 1998 and rebuilt to include a 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) proscenium stage with orchestra pit, 202 seat continental-style audience seating, a lobby with box office, and "backstage" areas: a lighting and sound booth, small scene and costume shops, and rehearsal and dressing rooms.

History[edit]

  • 1989: Established.
  • 1992: First permanent home in the basement of Tower Plaza.
  • 1999: New permanent home at Copper Square in downtown Phoenix.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://vyt.com/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2015-04-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Connie Cone Sexton (May 26, 2011). title=Phoenix Valley Youth Theatre's 'Annie' finds dog stars. The Arizona Republic. Accessed 2011-06-06.