The Alberta Bair Theater is the largest fully equipped performing arts theater in Montana, designed to meet the needs of both local performing groups and professional touring companies.
PRIOR TO 2019-2020 RENOVATION:
Alberta Bair Theater’s main lobby is designed from a sculptural approach with the major features being shape, space and light. The large concession area allows for smoothly run intermissions and receptions. Public restrooms, a second concession area and additional lobby space are located on the mezzanine.
All 1400 seats in the theater including the main floor, loge (lower balcony) and balcony have excellent sightlines. Continental seating on the main floor assures that prime seating is not wasted by aisle ways and provides for easy exiting.
A 20-ton capacity hydraulic lift raises and lowers the stage apron for performances, allows equipment and furniture to be moved on and off stage easily and provides direct access to the dressing rooms for wardrobe cases.
The Orchestra pit located below the stage has a capacity for 40 musicians. A custom designed orchestra shell and large vinyl dance floor provide complete versatility.
Two large chorus dressing rooms and two star dressing rooms can accommodate more than 40 performers.