the mission

Montana TheatreWorks, which owns and operates The Ellen Theatre, is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting to the Gallatin Valley the very best in the performing arts, with the goal to entertain, educate and inspire the audience, while celebrating the human experience, providing cultural and social enrichment for all.

The Guiding Principles of Montana TheatreWorks and The Ellen Theatre

bulletPresent the very best in the performing arts, education and entertainment;

dingbatBring professional performers (actors, dancers, comedians, musicians, etc.) to the community, for those who otherwise would not have the ability, through access or opportunity, to see;

dingbatMaintain and protect the integrity and continue the renovation of one of the most architecturally historic and significant buildings in Bozeman;

bulletProvide opportunities for the community to participate in the performing arts;

bulletEducate young people about the different aspects of the performing arts.

cecil and sally

One of the earliest nationally-syndicated popular radio shows,
Cecil and Sally (played by Johnny Patrick and Helen Troy) had over 15 million fans by 1930. They performed
live at The Ellen, November 22, 1933.