Bringing the excitement of the performing arts to the Big Sky Country.

Alberta Bair Theater

Capital Campaign

We have begun a historic journey to expand and improve the Alberta Bair Theater. It’s been 31 years since the old Fox Theatre was renovated to become our beloved Alberta Bair Theater. In that time tens of thousands of people have attended performances to Tony awarded Broadway musicals, Grammy Awarded musicians and the best of ballet and modern dance, as well as theatre for all ages. As stewards of ABT and its legacy of excellence, we must again renovate the theater to continue bringing world class entertainment to our region.

The latest concept design for the exterior of the renovated ABT is above. Included in the $12 million renovation needs:

Main Floor Lobby & Concessions

Stage Rigging System

New Audio System

Balcony Lobby & Concessions

Upgraded Seats

New Lighting System

Increased Mezzanine Restrooms


Increased Main Floor Restrooms

Acoustic Treatments

ADA Compliancy


Building Code Requirements

Theatrical Consultant

Grand Staircase

New Ticket Office

Digital Marquees

We are fortunate several organizations, families and individuals understand the value Alberta Bair Theater adds to our region in terms of quality of life and community as well as economic impact and have risen to the challenge as philanthropic leaders.

John Jones, president of Charles M Bair Family Trust, Jan Dietrich, executive director of Alberta Bair Theater and Brooke Murphy, board president of Alberta Bair Theater, announce the foundation’s $2.5 million gift to the ABT Capital Campaign at a sold out performance of Jersey Boys in December 2017.

These are exciting times and we invite you to be a part of Alberta Bair Theater’s legacy.

Please contact Jan Dietrich for more information at or (406) 294-5201.

The following gifts are current as of August 22, 2018:


C.M. Bair Family Trust

City of Billings (TIF Funding)

James R. & Christine Scott Foundation


Dr. Hewes & Susan Agnew


First Interstate Bank and Foundation


John & Patricia Burg

Carolyn K. Ennis

Cynthia Foster

John & Carol Green

Linda & Denny Menholt


Mary & Bill Underriner



Robert & Cindy Beers

Jody & Cyndy Desin

Jay & Brittainy Doucette

William & Kim Gottwals

Benjamin & Mary Lou Marchello

Langlas & Associates

Dave & Gini Langlas

Laurence R. & Ruth Martin

Sam & Judy McDonald Foundation/

Greg & Eileen McDonald

Gavin & Brooke Murphy

Ron & Karin Smith

Ron & Amy Yates


Bill & Anne Cole

Anne K. Dietrich

David & Jan Dietrich

Dr. Paul Grmoljez & Alice Gordon

David & Judy Johnson

Dave & Elaine Kinnard

Michael & Sara Sanderson

Valley Credit Union


Bruce Ennis & Margaret Davis

Kirk & Brittney Jensen

Doug & Shannon Jensen

Joel & Andrea Long

Paul & Ann Miller

Moulton Bellingham PC

George & Patricia Selover

Corby Skinner

Kathleen Benoit-Whiteley &

Craige Whiteley


Steve & Patti Ballock

Heather & Robb Bergeson

John & Chris Dorr

Jody Grant

Brad & Lisa Griffin

Kristin Hammler

Doug & Kathy James

Jerry Lydiatt

Jerry & Beth A. Madsen

Joan & Clayton McCracken

Travis & Meadow Nilles

NorthWestern Energy

Jane Ohnstad

Walt & Mary Peet

Arlo Thomas

Bill & Sally Toner