After School Theatre School FAQ’s

How do I sign up?

You can:

  • sign up online
  • Call the box office (406) 442-4270 to register over the phone

How do I make payments?

You can:

  • mail a check
  • call or stop by and put in on Visa, Discover, Mastercard or American Express
  • pay in cash at the office
  • or pay when signing up online

Do I have to pay a registration fee for each session?

No. We do not have a registration fee.

If my child drops out before the end of the session do I get my tuition money back?

No. Sorry, teachers are hired at the beginning of the session based on the number of children enrolled.

Can I make payments?

Payments can be arranged for the longer sessions, however, full payment will be billed even if your child does not complete the session.

Which holidays do you take off?

We take the same holidays as Helena District 1 School. We do not prorate for holidays.

Will my child be in a performance?

Most of our classes are not performance oriented however, on the last class of each session there will be an opportunity to see what they have been working on. Some classes are performance oriented and those classes will perform in the late Spring.

Can I observe or come to class with my child?

We do not encourage parents or visitors in class except on the last class of each session. Once someone is observing the class suddenly the work in class becomes a performance which is not the intention for that day. If you still would like to visit class we would ask that you participate in all activities and excercises. Thanks for understanding.

How does my child know how to audition for the Christmas Show?

In order to audition for the christmas show you must be signed up for Sessions I and II, each parent must read the parent packet 2019 and audition packet, sign and fill out the conflict sheet attached to the packet. The child must prepare a song and a monologue, get an 8×10 color photo (headshot), and resume and complete their crew points. The orientation packet goes into more detail.

Does my child have to audition for the Christmas Show?

Absolutely not. The only classroom work that is related to the this production is audition techniques. All rehearsals for this production are done in the evenings.

How do you communicate with the parents?

We communicate almost exclusively through emails and newsletters posted online.

We also use an app called BAND

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. We have a scholarship fund from several sources – The Student Assistance Foundation, Captial City Optimists, Kiwanis Club, Alumni Scholarship fund, fundraising efforts, private donations and concession sales. Applications deadline is September 1st. Talent based scholarships are offered for currently enrolled students. Auditions for these scholarships are the last weekend in April.

Headshots and resumes

All students are required to have an 8×10 color headshot and an 8×10 resume stapled on the back. We provide a wonderful photographer (Kurt Keller Photography) twice a year but you can have anyone you want take the photo.

Where are classes held?

All students should enter and exit from the Lawrence Street door at the back of the theatre. The classes are held in various locations in the building and in our studio (328 N.Fuller Ave).

Sounds like fun - where do I sign up?