historic drawing of Civic Center

Contact Us

Diane Stavnes, Civic Center Manager, Phone 406-447-8382 E-mail 
Bridget Johnston, Administrative Assistant , Phone 406-447-8481 E-mail 
Don Phillips, Technical Director, Phone 406-447-8382 E-mail 
Administrative staff business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM   Fax # 406-447-8480

Helena Civic Center

Originally built as a Shrine temple in 1920, the Helena Civic Center is now owned and operated by the City of Helena. The Helena Civic Center offers the community a unique place to enjoy concerts, conferences, conventions, banquets, balls, wedding receptions, expositions, art shows and other special events.

The Helena Civic Center houses two major facilities: the 1,925 seat Auditorium Theater and the 15,000 sq. ft. Ballroom exhibition hall, which is used for banquets, craft shows, dances, weddings, trade shows and conferences. The Auditorium and Ballroom may be booked separately or together for an event. The Ballroom facility includes a second floor mezzanine over-looking the ballroom and a catering kitchen with a walk-in cooler.  The Auditorium contains a Green Room, two (2) stage-level dressing rooms and two (2) upper-level dressing rooms.

Visit Helena as she was to learn more about Helena Civic Center's history.

Helena Civic Center Advisory Board

The Helena City Commission appointed an 18 member Civic Center Advisory Board in 1972. In the years of its existence, the Civic Center Board has raised and spent over two million dollars in renovation and repairs of the Civic Center building.  Those fundraising efforts, along with a huge contribution from the City Commission and the City Manager through tax increment financing, and a generous helping of sponsorships, moral support, and appreciation from the public for the endeavor have made it possible for great strides to be made towards making the Civic Center a first rate cultural and arts facility.

Since the creation of the Civic Center Board, over 100 of Helena's most innovative and energetic citizens have served (18 at a time) to ensure that the building is used and remodeled to its full potential and is kept in good repair for the generations to come.

Visit www.helenaciviccenterboard.org for more info.