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Alberta Bair Theater

Education Programs

Alberta Bair Theater is committed to enriching the lives of everyone in our community by providing a rich variety of exciting learning experiences in the arts for educators and their students, as well as the general public.

Please click ABT 2016-17 Education Brochure to download a low-resolution copy of our current student matinees, workshops, Ten for Ten shows and more.  If you are having problems downloading the PDF, try using Chrome as your browser. Or call a contact listed below, and we’ll email you a copy.


For more information about our Education & Outreach programs, please call or write:

Student Matinees

During the school year, the Alberta Bair Theater presents specially designed matinees for students and schools at discounted prices. Learn more

Professional Development Workshops for Educators

The ABT is committed to providing engaging, exciting and practical learning opportunities that invigorate teachers to become better educators. We do this through Professional Development Workshops and the Summer Teachers Institute. Learn more

Outreach Activities

The Alberta Bair Theater offers school residencies, master classes, student workshops, lecture demonstrations, panel discussions and informal performances featuring touring artists and their companies who are performing at the ABT.


Free tours of the theater are available for groups of 15 or more. Students should be age 7 or older. The average tour is 30 minutes in length and includes the history of the theater and a view of back stage. Tours must be requested 30 days in advance and are not available the day of performances.

Access to the Arts

This program offers complimentary tickets to evening and student matinee performances at the Alberta Bair Theater for hundreds of children and their families in the community. Non-profit organizations whose mission involves serving people with social, physical or economic disadvantages may apply for acceptance into the program.

Ten for Ten

Educator Discount Tickets Bring a group of ten or more students to specified ABT evening performances, for a discount ticket of $10 per person. For a list of performances and the time period during which to buy, contact William Mouat, ABT Education Director, 256-8915 or email

Thank You!

ABT Education Programs are funded in part by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the State of Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts; Montana Cultural Trust; Western States Federation (WESTAF); Billings Public Schools; Laurel Public Schools; Billings Education Foundation;  U.S. Bancorp Foundation; Bair Family Trusts; Underriner Motors; Billings Clinic; Sam & Judy McDonald Foundation;  Stillwater Mining Company; Valley Federal Credit Union; MDU Resources Group, Inc.; Montana Arts Council; Downtown Billings Alliance; and Friends of Leslie Pitman.