The Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts (15 N. Ewing St., 406/442-0287, www.myrnaloycenter.com), named for the late film actress who hailed from the Helena area, is housed in the revamped 1880s jail. A performance space, gallery, and art-film theater combine to make this a jewel in Helena’s cultural crown.
The Grandstreet Theatre (325 N. Park Ave., 406/447-1574) is Helena’s community theater. Grandstreet works closely with drama students from Carroll College and conducts a theater school for young people.
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