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***Important Notice to Customers–Jan. 20, 2023***


  • All Spring '23 Theater Operations of Pittsboro Youth Theater are discontinuedTheater Operations May Continue Under New Management in the future


  • Center for the Arts MUSIC SCHOOL IS CONTINUING Private Music Lessons


  • Entire PYT/CFTA Family of Community Performing Arts Organizations Up For Sale

We regret to inform you that after 10 years in business, Tammy Matthews and Craig Witter, the sole Member/Managers of Pittsboro Youth Theater LLC, do not have the financial resources or personal energies to continue to operate our theater organization or continue with plans to build our new North Chatham Performing Arts Center. 


We are very sorry that our decision to close Pittsboro Youth Theater will cause sadness for a great many kids, parents and other supporters. We love you very much.


To those who are not saddened by the passing of our organization and/or those who have talked poorly of us to others, shame on you. Tammy and Craig, flawed humans like everyone, invested all our best personal efforts and financial means to benefit a community we now cannot afford to continue to live or do business in; we did our best, but now we and our money are spent.


Therefore, regarding Pittsboro Youth Theater activities, 

  • Spring 2023 theater casts of Pittsboro Youth Theater are discontinued effective immediately. 


  • All scheduled Spring '23 cast rehearsals/auditions/performances from this date forward are cancelled.


  • All deposits paid to Pittsboro Youth Theater for children's participation in Spring 2023 theater cast(s) will be refunded to payers as soon as possible. 


  • All donations made to help us build the new North Chatham Performing Arts Center (NCPAC) will be used by new owners of our organization for that purpose if possible. If no buyer is found who wants to continue with NCPAC by Feb. 20, 2023, then all donations made to help build NCPCAC will be refunded to those who donated as soon as possible thereafter.


Tammy and I will do our best to find suitable buyers of Pittsboro Youth Theater LLC as soon as possible. We hope that a buyer or buyers will be found soon, who will resume theater operations with as little interruption as possible, continue to operate CFTA's music school, and/or continue the NCPAC building project uninterrupted.


We hope to find a buyer of our entire family of operations. One way or another, assets of Pittsboro Youth Theater LLC will be sold in an increasingly granular fashion; i.e.:


  • Starting now PYT theater and CFTA music school organizations with their assets are for sale; perhaps different buyers will be found for PYT theater and CFTA music school organizations.


  • Starting on March 1, 2023, assets that have not been sold in bulk with theater and or music school organizations will be sold independently (by the each), including:  costumes, props, set pieces, technical equipment, music school instruments/equipment, etc


We hope to find a buyer for our theater organizations/operations that who will reopen theater operations soon and/or continue our music school and/or NCPAC building plans.


Pittsboro Youth Theater LLC assets for sale include:

  • Community performing arts organizations with 10-years growth interrupted only by COVID until 2023

  • An exceptionally affordable 15-year lease on an unfinished North Chatham Performing Arts Center facility with building plans to finish the space

  • Every thing a community youth theater needs to do business, including:  costumes, props, set pieces and technical equipment (lighting, audio, etc.), furniture, fixtures, etc.

  • Office equipment, software, procedures, experienced staff contacts

  • Much, much more


We will try to communicate the wonderful upsides of our organization to prospective buyers who have the resources to follow through with building and opening North Chatham Performing Arts Center by Summer 2023.


Tammy and Craig's goal was to transfer ownership/operation to new, younger and more capable owners and/or operational staff before we got into this situation. We're sorry that things came to this so suddenly, and we hope that we can find some way for PYT to continue to provide services to our patrons soon.





Tammy Matthews and Craig Witter

Co-founders, Owners, Operators, Member/Managers


Pittsboro Youth Theater LLC

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at 2023 Junior Theater Festival

Atlanta, GA  •  January 13, 2023

Our small town kids brought the house down at JTF Atlanta, the worlds largest celebration of youth musical theater. 


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It's Sign Up Time!

Rehearsals Start mid-Jan.

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Summer Camps


More Info.


Here's an article published by Parents® that describes the impact theater has on children.

more info.

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Sing, Dance, Act, Give


Pittsboro Youth Theater's family of community arts organizations are moving our Center for the Arts Pittsboro into our own new performing arts campus in Bynum!



North Chatham Performing Arts Center

Opening April 1, 2023

Now under construction.


Presently, we barely have enough money to finish our new arts campus. So please make a tax deductible donation today, and tell your friends and neighbors we need their help too.


Let's all pitch in and create a nice new community performing arts center where area children and adults will learn, practice and perform their chosen arts for decades to come.


NCPAC will have:

• a bigger and newer theater for performances by Pittsboro Youth Theater, Chatham Community Players (adult) acting troupes, and others,

•  More private music rooms than we've had in our old CFTA Pittsboro Music School, and 

• A beautiful new dance room with a sprung, Danish hardwood floor, ballet rails and mirrors. 

Please help us finish


North Chatham Performing Arts Center

Opening April 1, 2023

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Sign up for casts and lessons,

and manage your family's performing arts

account online.

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Since 2012 Pittsboro Youth Theater has built our reputation by staging full productions; every cast member takes the stage in full costume, with a full complement of props, professional set pieces, lighting, audio and more–we provide our young actors much more than T-shirts and a room.

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In this scene from PYT's 2021 performance of "Frozen Jr." Anna, played by Cate Hall, sings with the snow chorus outside her sister, Elsa's, ice castle.

"As soon as this play ended, I shouted, “That was great!” Because it was! I thought the set was great and very pretty. I could almost imagine it was a real castle. I also love that the costumes looked a lot like the clothes from the movie."

Emory Kasten (he/him), 8-year old Staff Writer

Chatham Life and Style

Read the entire review...

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Arendelle townspeople dance around Wandering Oaken's wagon in this scene from PYT's 2021 performance of "Frozen Jr." in UNC's beautiful Forest Theater. 

Children and families come together at Pittsboro Youth Theater to sing, dance and act. Enjoying this trifecta of performing arts in a vibrant arts space, PYT patrons experience community through performing arts group activities.

Especially during this pivotal time after COVID and when social media increasingly seduces people to socialize while isolated, team performing arts programs and live events are an invaluable key to our community's mental and interpersonal health.


Read more about how involvement in Pittsboro Youth Theater impacts children, families and our community.


performance arts campus

in downtown Pittsboro, NC



Pittsboro Youth Theater 

PYT local youth performance troupe based in CFTA

CFTA Music School 

Professional private music lessons in CFTA

Chatham Community Players

Local adult community theater performance troupe

For more information about our wacky family of arts organizations snoop all over this website.


Thank you and bee safe!


Tammy Matthews and Craig Witter

Owners, Founders and Operators

Pittsboro Youth Theater's

Family of Arts Organizations in the 

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro

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