the belt performing arts center
bringing the performing arts
to rural 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 performing arts.
Our goals are to provide a home stage for the Belt Valley Shakespeare Players, a summer stage for the belt theater academy's community players, and to provide an essential and affordable gathering place for our school and rural community through the use of our theater stage, conference and ballroom spaces.
Our center is dedicated to the preservation of the historic Knights of Pythias Castle building. After twenty 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 will provide a well-appointed 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 an all-volunteer Board of local residents with a love of live performing arts and a dedication to the preservation of the historic knights of pythias castle.
The Belt Theater Company’s Current Board of Directors and Officers:
James M. Olson, President City of Belt Mayor and Retired Federal Contracting Officer
Carlen C. Keaster, Vice President Certified Public Accountant, Anderson ZurMuehlen
Casey R. Dawson, Treasurer AVP/Wealth Mgmt Trust Specialist, First interstate bank
Amy L. Olson, Secretary Retired Federal Contracting Officer
Dave Anderson, Director Owner/Operator, Belt Creek Cattle
Samantha Smith, Director Insurance Agent, Agency Insurance Division
Kevin Hollingworth, Director VP of IT/Facilities, Montana Credit Union
Gary Gray, President Emeritis Retired Business Manager
Elizabeth Harrison, ex-officio Asst. Director, Belt Valley Shakespeare Players
Steve Keaster, facility liaison Contractor/Builder, Keaster Construction