Vortex Summer Youth Theatre

In its 25th year, in 2016 The VORTEX’s award-winning tuition-free program rehearses and performs evenings and weekends June 5-July 30. Rehearsals culminate in a full production presented to the public over two weekends. SYT provides students with experience in all aspects of theatre including acting, movement, technical theatre, design, and publicity.

For more than two decades, SYT has provided high quality theatre to Austin audiences. This project teams adult professionals with students to create high-caliber theatrical productions of world-class literature. The Austin Chronicle named SYT “Best Theatre Program that Treats Kids like Grownups.” Nominated for dozens of local awards, SYT has been recognized with B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Production of a Play for Children for The Commedia of Errors, Outstanding Direction of a Play for Children for The Commedia of Errors, The Physicists, Moby Dick, and The Frogs, Outstanding Acting for The Physicists and Moby Dick, and Outstanding Sound Design for Machinal. Every year, students work with adult artists who are among the most celebrated theatre professionals in Austin. Producing Artistic Director, Bonnie Cullum, who founded SYT in 1991, was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2009.


Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722