Committed To Enriching Lives
The 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.
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
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. Outreach Activites Calendar
Free tours of the theater are available for groups of 15 or more. Students should be age 7 or older. The average tour is 60 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.
Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education Program
Since 1991, The Alberta Bair Theater and Billings Public Schools have been members of the Performing Arts Centers and Schools: Partners in Education Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In 2003, Laurel Public Schools joined the partnership. Selected because of our combined commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative programs to make the arts integral to education.
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 contact William Mouat, ABT Education Director, 256-8915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2013-2014 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; Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation; US Bancorp Foundation; Bair Family Trusts; Underriner Motors; Billings Clinic; Wendy’s; Crowne Plaza; Target; Stillwater Mining Company; Valley Federal Credit Union; MDU Resources Group, Inc.; Montana Arts Council and The Hoiness Family Foundation.