About YETI

Bluff City Theater’s Youth Education Theater Initiative (YETI) is now in its eighth year of engaging children and teens in theater at many levels. We believe that all children benefit from the exercise of creative expression regardless of experience, background or natural talent. Theater arts help children overcome shyness and fear and encourage collaboration and friendships.

No Child is Turned Away

While it’s true that some children show remarkable ability for acting at an early age and may ultimately choose to pursue theater as a vocation, many others benefit from just experiencing the freedom and joy that comes with play-acting. We try to foster both and inclusion is a key tenet of our programs.

While some of our programs charge fees to offset costs, we are grateful for the support of local agencies who ensure that economic circumstances are no barrier to participation. Each year approximately one-third of our participants receive partial or full-scholarship support.

In particular, we acknowledge the invaluable support of the George Riedel Foundation which has been a bedrock financial supporter of YETI since the beginning.

YETI incorporates our Youth Mentorship Program, The BCT Academy, BCT Summer Camps for Younger Children and Artists in the Classroom.

While we have made every effort to maintain youth programs during the pandemic, not all programs are being offered at this time. Please check back with us regularly and monitor our Facebook page yeti@BCThannibalMO for the most up-to-date news.



Coming in July and August of 2024!

Help your child master their theatrical skills! Whether they are beginner or advanced, no child is turned away.

In this camp, participants will learn all the basics of theatre, from acting for the stage to voice dynamics and more! The camp will also put on one act play the last day of camp, before BCP’s production of Daddy Long Legs on August 3rd.

Camp Dates: July 22-August 3, Mondays-Fridays.

Drop Off: 9:00 A.M.

Pick Up: 1:00 P.M.

Register for this Camp

Coming in August of 2024!

Pre-teens and teens! Learn to master your theatrical skills! In this camp, the first week will consist of participants learning all aspects of theater, including: character work, auditioning, acting workshops, history of theater, technical theater and much more! The second week will be a 5-day rehersal process where the campers will put on a one act play the last day of camp, on August 17rd. Everyone will be involved in the production, in whatever way they want, from acting, to costumes, to lighting, and more!

Dates: August 5-August 17, Mondays-Fridays.

Drop Off: 9:00 A.M

Pick Up: 1:00 P.M.


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