Motor City Youth Theatre

celebrating 30 years!


MCYT Bard Bums is a professional level acting company, comprised of youth actors who are in grades, 4-12. Motor City Youth Theatre (est. 1990) began its Shakespeare for Families program in 2005, with its premier production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, featuring a mixed cast of adults and children. 

MCYT's Shakespeare for Families has performed Hamlet, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of Macbeth, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, with adults as well as youth productions of Hamlet, Macbeth, The Tempest,  and two productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In 2015/16 the name, MCYT Bard Bums, was given to a well-deserving youth cast that offered eight performances of the full version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, including a performance at the Wayne State University Hilberry Studio Theatre. 

Bard Bum's Past Productions

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2014

The Tempest 2016

A Shakespeare Re-Mix 2017

Romeo and Juliet Meet the Hatfields and the McCoys 2018 and 2019

MCYT Bard Bums study and rehearse Shakespeare's plays for 100 hrs prior to their productions. Come and be amazed by these wonderful kids who love Shakespeare and want to share the Bard's exciting work with you! 

Join us this summer (or later) for HAMLET, THE MUSICAL!

Due to existing Coronavirus concerns, the following program has been canceled. Please contact us if you are interested in the program when it starts up again.

Motor City Youth Theatre offers classes for new actors, ages 5-10

Each week students will watch a short play performed by MCYT actors and then have the opportunity to perform the same play with coaching from the director.


3:30-5:00 PM Saturdays

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18

​​Request registration forms for all of our programs here: