Calendar of Events

The Clayton Center Performing Arts Center Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill

Aug
2
Thu
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Aug
3
Fri
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Aug
4
Sat
2018
CYT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the army, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Clayton Youth Theater presents this fabulously fun production July 27 and 28, and August 2-4, at The Clayton Center. Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 25, at 10 AM. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 students 18 and under.

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Nov
16
Fri
2018
CYT Auditions – The Diviners
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm

Clayton Youth Theater is looking for a few good student actors! CYT will host auditions next week for the winter production of The Diviners by Jim Leonard, Jr.

Students must be in 7th-12th grade during the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible to participate. Auditions will be held Friday, November 16, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, November 17, at 10 AM, at The Clayton Center.

Visit CYT online for more detailed audition information.

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.

His latest creation, Tomáš Kubínek – Miracle Man, is a rip-roaring revival of strong-man stunts, snake-healings and mass-hypnosis that leaves audiences dazed, beaming and in love with life once again.

“Hilarious and enormously talented.” Timeout, London

With appearances in more than 30 countries and a professional career spanning three decades, Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theatres, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway and at international festivals. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter. His internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world.

Please note: Due to the focused nature of the program, this performance is not suitable for children under 8 years old.

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This event is generously sponsored by the businesses and organizations:

 

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Feb
21
Thu
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Feb
22
Fri
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Feb
23
Sat
2019
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Diviners presented by Clayton Youth Theater @ The Clayton Center

Clayton Youth Theater presents The Diviners, Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, at 7 PM.

Winner of the American College Theatre Festival, The Diviners, is the story of a mentally challenged boy and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher. In the fictional town of Zion, Indiana, during the Great Depression, a widowed farmer is raising his teenage son Buddy, whose brain was damaged during a near drowning. Because of this experience, the boy is terrified of water, yet he has also developed a certain brand of giftedness. When C.C. Showers, a former preacher, comes to the farm seeking employment and food, a special (and ultimately tragic) bond develops between the two. Rated PG for mild language and tragedy.

Tickets for The Diviners are $12 for adults and​ $6 for students 18 and under, plus sales tax and fees. All seating for these performances is reserved.

Let CYT plan date night for you! Enjoy dinner at Clayton Steakhouse and then head to The Clayton Center to see Clayton Youth Theater’s production of “The Diviners.”

Clayton Steakhouse is offering 25% off for #TheDivinersCYT ticket holders! This is a first come, first served offer valid only for the date printed on your tickets. Reservations can be made directly through Clayton Steakhouse at 919-553-2299. Just be sure to mention that you are a ticket holder for CYT’s “The Diviners.”

Make it an extra special evening with dinner AND a show!

The fine print:

  • 25% off offer is valid on food only
  • Reservations are encouraged and typically fill up a week in advance
  • When making a reservation, let Clayton Steakhouse know you are a ticket holder for “The Diviners” and be sure to bring your tickets with you to dinner, as you will need to present them to redeem the offer
  • Offer is only valid for the performance date printed on your tickets
Mar
14
Thu
2019
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid”
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm
East Clayton Elementary School presents "The Little Mermaid" @ The Clayton Center

The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
East Clayton Elementary School presents “The Little Mermaid”
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm
East Clayton Elementary School presents "The Little Mermaid" @ The Clayton Center

The East Clayton Elementary School Drama Club presents “The Little Mermaid.” The annual club production will take place Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Click here for tickets.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
James Judd with Jen Kober
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm

James Judd is a stand-up storyteller and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, the legendary improv troupe The Groundlings, and The New Faces of the Hollywood Improv. Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, James weaves comic, autobiographical tales that crowd the stage with hilarious characters and situations. James will be joined by Jen Kober who brings crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. $22

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Apr
5
Fri
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
6
Sat
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions – Grades 2-5
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersCarolina Youth Theatre will hold a special casting call for students in 2nd-5th grades interested in auditioning to play Munchkins in the summer production of The Wizard of Oz. 

Auditions are Friday, April 5, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
12
Fri
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersStudents in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz can audition on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Apr
13
Sat
2019
The Wizard of OZ Auditions
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

CYT auditions for The Wizard of Oz for 2nd-5 gradersStudents in grades 6-12 interested in participating in Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer production of The Wizard of Oz can audition on Friday, April 12, at 6:30 PM, and Saturday, April 13, at 10:00 AM, at The Clayton Center. Complete audition information is available here

Jun
10
Mon
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
11
Tue
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
12
Wed
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
13
Thu
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE

Jun
17
Mon
2019
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders
Jun 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CYT Stage Right Camp for 6th-8th graders @ The Clayton Center

Launching for the first time in 2019, Stage Right is a three-week camp giving 6th-8th grade students the opportunity to explore the components of musical theatre and develop the skills necessary to be successful on stage. Each week will focus on a different skill set – acting, singing, and dancing. Offering small class sizes and personal instruction, participants will be taught by the production staff of Carolina Youth Theatre’s summer musical in a nurturing environment that will build confidence and help students understand their strengths and weaknesses on stage. Students will benefit most by participating in all three sessions. Material for each week will be drawn from The Wizard of Oz.

Stage Right will open for registration on April 22 as a three-week package.  Should space remain, individual weeks will open for registration on May 1, 2019. Visit carolinayouththeatre.com for more information.

June 10-13 ACTING

June 17-20 MUSIC

June 24-27 DANCE