About the belt performing arts center

bringing theater and the performing arts 

to central montana

The Belt performing arts center's mission is to advance youth, amateur and professional performing arts productions while enriching the lives of rural central Montana residents through exposure and participation in the humanities.  


Our goals are to provide a home stage for the Belt Shakespeare Players, a stage for summer stock performances, lead the preservation and promotion of historic downtown Belt, and provide a world-class and affordable gathering place for our community.  


Our center is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the historic Knights of Pythias theater building.  After over twenty (20) years of dedicated effort in raising the funds necessary to restore this iconic building, serious renovation and reconstruction began in 2016 and was completed in May 2018.  The Center intends to provide a world-class performing arts venue for the benefit of residents and visitors to central Montana. 

Our Board of Directors

The Belt Performing Arts Center is led by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of Belt community members with a passion for the performing arts and a dedication to the preservation of this iconic and historic theater.

The Belt Theater Company’s current board of directors and officers:


Carlen C. Keaster, President                 Certified Public Accountant

Dave Anderson, Vice President            Local Cattle Rancher

Casey R. Dawson, Treasurer                   AVP/Wealth Management Trust Specialist                                                                                                                                     

Amy L. Olson, Secretary                           Retired Military Contracting Professional, SMSgt, USAF

Elizabeth Harrison                                   Asst. Director, Belt Valley Shakespeare Players

Steve Keaster                                                 Local Contractor/Builder

Amy L. Smith                                                   Asst. Director, Unemployment Insurance Integrity  Center                                                                   


Gary Gray                                                       President Emeritis


belt performing arts center

58 castner street, belt, mt  59412

Phone:  406 277 3844

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Hours of Operation

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