Chatham's Theater Scene - She's a Changin'
Virtual Zoomicals, Plays, Choirs, Old-time Radio Programs & More
The following is what performance-artsy folks are up to
in our neck of the online woods.
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Online Play for 3rd - 7th Graders

Rehearsals start July 6th.

more info...

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ZOOM Online Musical (Zoomical) for Ages 10-17

Auditions July 1st   •   Rehearsals start July 6th.

 more info...


Old-time Radio Entertainment

Rewritten and Reproduced in Pittsboro   more info...

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Watch "Pittsboro's Beautiful City Virtual Choir" video on YouTube.


Is it insensitive to hope this video goes viral?

Please pardon the pun but recognize that the shared traumatic experiences, including COVID-19, our courthouse fire and confederate statue protests, contrasted against a message of hope vocalized by local children in the video are likely to strike a positive cord in viewers around Pittsboro, Chatham and NC,...

Us all pulling together to promote the opportunity for good that comes from shared tragedy might do us all some good.

Singers in the video, members of our Godspell musical cast, recorded their parts on cell phones with their families while social-distancing at home.  

Lots more virtual theater videos coming to Pittsboro Youth Theater's YouTube Channel. While you're there please "Subscribe" to help support us.

Pittsboro Youth Theater's

Family of Community Arts Organizations

Activities During COVID-19

Updated:  11am, 5/11/20

Dear PYT Family, Patrons, Friends and Lookieloos,

Tammy and Craig, co-founders and -operators, wish to share the following updates on our family of community arts organizations. Click on the following organization links for details about activities, programs, performances, online endeavors and specific impacts and changes due to COVID-19.


Red figures below reflect monthly revenue declines since mid-march 2020. Suffice it to say, if our family of arts organizations were a medical patient today, we would be in "serious" condition. Without some successful cash-infusion treatment we expect to be in "critical" condition sometime in August 2020. Please watch our virtual performance videos on our YouTube channel and...

Pittsboro Youth Theater -25%

(PYT local youth performance troupe based in CFTA)

Fall 2020 Productions

Summer Camps

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro -100%

(CFTA arts campus in downtown Pittsboro, NC)

CFTA Music School -40%

(professional private music lessons)


CFTA Art Gallery/Gift Shop -100%

(professional private music lessons)

Sweet Bee Theater -100%

(live-performance theater/stage in CFTA)

Sweet Bee Caffe -100%

(purveyor of fine coffees. chocolates and more in CFTA)

Chatham Community Players N/A

(local adult community theater performance troupe based in CFTA)

Small businesses in general and performance arts organizations in particular are being hit hard by economic conditions, social distancing and restrictions of the size of gatherings. We encourage our patrons to keep this in mind as you make decisions about how, where and when to enjoy/support the arts.


The family of arts organizations at the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro will do our best to addapt and economize. This so we can continue to provide wonderful cultural arts skills and experiences to area children and adults during COVID and come back stronger long term. 


If you would ordinarily support us in ways that new circumstances change, please consider donating the value of our virtual performances to continue our financial solvency and increase the likelihood that our organizations will be here when circumstances improve. 

Here's a short list of Summer 2020 activities we hope will brighten the spirits of wonderful folks in Chatham county and beyond:

  • Summer Virtual Theater Activities for kids. More info.

  • YouTube Performance videos by PYT’s Spring season casts... a dozen are in production now. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss one video!
Baskerville  A terrific Sherlock Holmes comedy by PYTs most
experienced High School age cast
Godspell Musical, PYTs spectacular musical of the season
Tinker Bell, a gem of a comedy play by PYTs talented middle-aged cast
Pixies, Kings & Magical Things by PYTs youngest cast
The Show Must Go Online! Terfficic comedy about theater
during social distancing by PYT veterans
      ... Announcing
Episode 1 of PBO R&R, "Buddy's Closet"... The first in a series of locally rewritten and reproduced old time radio style programs starring adult members of our Chatham Community Players with performances by local musicians. LISTEN NOW!

More information about our operations and activities during this COVID mess and our wacky family of arts organizations is below and all over this website.


Thank you and bee safe!


Tammy and Craig, Owners and Founders

Pittsboro Youth Theater's

Family of Arts Organizations in the 

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro

See more info. about Pittsboro Youth Theater Summer Theater Opportunities for Children
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Coolest, Darned, Pittsboro Rewritten & Reproduced series of old-time radio, feel-good comedy programs with local musical guests.

by Chatham Community Players acting troupe.

LISTEN  to Episode #1 on Our YouTube CHANNEL!

Sam Ezell, Featured Artist

Folk and geometric artworks on exhibition in CFTA's Great Room Gallery

Starting when we reopen

Pat Stucke, Accordion Player

Enjoy live European cafe music in CFTA's

Sweet Bee Caffe select weekend afternoons.

Starting when we reopen

The Center for the Arts, Pittsboro (CFTA) and our resident arts organizations, services, events and activities only exist because people in our community know about us and choose to come here. 

Great for Pittsboro to Know...

Check out all the goings on at CFTAYou might be surprised!


A "by-accident" organization, Pittsboro Youth Theater is CFTA's anchor tenant

and the only reason this hot-mess of arts-related goodness exists in Pittsboro.



Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas

A joint endeavor of a volunteer ensemble cast and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro to change the fraying social fabric of the US

Music Lessons

5 Instructors 6 days a week teaching singing voice, guitar, violin, piano, ukulele, cello, stand-up bass, fiddle and more.


Sweet Bee Caffé

Fine fresh Coffee and Chocolates


Art Gallery and Gift Shop

Paintings and hand-made art glass jewelry and hangings by local artists)


Chatham Community Players

Area adult actors and actresses audition, rehearse and perform 3-4 shows a year in Sweet Bee Theater






Coolest, Darned, Pittsboro Rewritten & Reproduced series of old-time radio, feel-good comedy and local music entertainment programs

by Chatham Community Players acting troupe and local musicians.

LISTEN  to Episode #1 on Our YouTube CHANNEL!

Sweet Bee Theater

The one and only public theater in Chatham County! Home to Pittsboro Youth Theater, Chatham Community Players and Social Justice Theater of the Carolinas, events, private parties, conferences, movies and more


...Please Tell Your Friends!

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March 4, 2020
As We Address Coronavirus Together
Dear Patrons of Sweet Bee Caffe, Pittsboro Youth Theater and the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro.

As members of the family of fine organizations within the Center for the Arts, Pittsboro, we are dedicated to improving the lives of area residents. 

The ongoing good health of our customers, neighbors and vistors is of great importance to us.

All employees and owners of organizations here are working hard to keep our facility as clean and sterilized as we can. We have added extra cleaning procedures with bleach and Lysol before, during and at the end of every day we're open.


In addition, we've instituted new hand washing procedures in the theater and caffe. Every cast and crew member must wash their hands with soap and water before every rehearsal or performance.


Caffe workers must wash their hands before handling drink or food materials, supplies or equipment–after receiving payments, after touching their face or touching anything other than clean equipment, materials or supplies.


We strongly believe that the elderberry products we serve and sell in our Caffe will help keep our loved ones, y'all, healthy.

Below we offer professional medical and scientific research which supports our belief that drinking elderberry extract will help keep us safe from viral infection.


Craig Witter

General Manager, Sweet Bee Caffe


Executive Director, Center for the Arts, Pittsboro


Robust Body of Research

Supports Immune System Benefits

of Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Extracts

Click Here

for professional and scientific articles published by:

December 2019

   We are so happy to have multiple cast members recognized in Chatham Life & Style's "Best of the Year" performing arts awards.

One of our Pittsboro Youth Theater Ensemble cast members, Fiona Tiegreen, was honored as a "Rising Star" for her performance in Dorothy Meets Alice. At age 9, Fiona was the youngest performer to be honored in any category.

Additionally, Jon Woolard was honored for his performance in October's Arsenic and Old Lace by the Chatham Community Players. Jon played a scarily accurate Jonathan Brewster and gave show-stopping performances every night!

It's great that Pittsboro's own family of Theater organizations were recognized as "Outstanding"  alongside Triangle region heavyweights, such as DPAC, Raleigh Little Theater, Ward Theater, Burning Coal Theater and other much larger, well established and funded organizations and venues.

In the heart of downtown Pittsboro

Sweet Bee Theater

is the only

public theater in Chatham county.



in Center for the Arts, Pittsboro


Hours of Operation through Sun. 2/16/20

Monday-Friday 1-6:30pm

Saturday 8am-5pm

Sunday Noon-5pm

...and for local and theater Events



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    M,T,W,F 1pm-6:30pm

       Closed Thursdays

    Sat. 8am-5pm

    Sun. Noon-5pm

     ...& for CFTA events



PYT's Mission: 

"Improve Pittsboro's future by enriching local

children's lives and continue Pittsboro's rich arts heritage"

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