Grandstreet is Montana’s premiere community theatre with over 40 years of continuous service. Sustained by volunteers from an exceptionally talented population, Grandstreet also trains over 400 K-12 students each year in our nationally recognized Grandstreet Theatre School. Each year we produce 10-12 plays and musicals in a beautifully preserved 200-seat turn-of-the-century romanesque granite church and an additional 45-seat black box studio. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains in a small but thriving arts community, Grandstreet enjoys tremendous public support and regularly produces some of the best live theatre in the Northwest.
The mission of the Myrna Loy Center is to inspire Helena by presenting culturally enriching arts experiences of all disciplines; to support local and regional artists in their work; and to foster a lifelong love of the arts through educational projects and experiences.
Myrna Loy, Montana’s First Lady of Film, moved to Helena at age 7. She and her family lived a few blocks from the Lewis & Clark jail on 5th Street. Myrna made her stage debut at age twelve at Helena’s old Marlow Theater in a dance she choreographed. After the death of her father, Myrna’s family moved to Los Angeles. Myrna was 13. After many years of exceptional accomplishments, both in the arts and as a humanitarian, Myrna passed away in 1993. She is buried in Helena, Montana.
The Myrna Loy Center presents contemporary media and performing arts; supports the creation of new works by Montana, regional and national artists; and nurtures a lifelong involvement in the arts through arts education and residencies.