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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: Spotlighting education, inspiration, and community through the performing arts

Results: Hamilton Players just celebrated its 20 year anniversary of the Hamilton Playhouse and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as an organization in 2019. Hamilton Players have inspired community members to develop creative problem solving skills, to become compassionate and proactive global citizens, and to pursue their performance dreams. Hamilton Playhouse is a place for the community to come together to share experiences, make memories, and celebrate the gifts and diversity in our community!

Target demographics: community members of all ages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4500 participants, volunteers, and attendees.

Geographic areas served: The Bitterroot Valley, western Montana

Programs: K-12 and adult theater education; improv education; full stage musicals, dramas, and comedies; concerts and special performances; and reader's theaters

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer for the Hamilton Players in many aspects over the last 16 years. The Playhouse brings culture and the arts to our community, with an emphasis on including local youth. They provide an outlet for creativity that would be greatly missed if it were not available.
Along with quality shows for audiences to enjoy, they involve community members doing everything from acting on the stage to painting sets to taking tickets and greeting people during the shows. We take great pride in having the Hamilton Playhouse as part of our community.



Rating: 5

I am not an actor in anyway but I enjoy live theater and have have attended performances through the 40 years of Hamilton Players. Upon retirement, I decided to volunteer at the theater. I worked in the box office, served as house manager, did costumes, keep their financial books, serve on their board and help where needed. It has been a great opportunity to work with people of all ages and life styles, to see young kids become accomplished actors, to see adults broaden interests, and to expand my knowledge and understanding of the theater. Our community is truly blessed to have very talented people willing to share their skills at all levels. Hamilton Players is an important part of my life.
J Whitlock


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Hamilton Players is a remarkable organization! Their productions are high quality and the range of talent on their stage is phenomenal...quite unexpected for a small, rural community! I highly recommend supporting this organization in any way you can: patron, donor, actor, volunteer...whatever. It will be well worth your time.

1 Mara L.


Rating: 5

I've been working with the Hamilton Players in various capacities for almost nine years and every project brings people together that would not otherwise have the chance to work together. Without a community theater, I'm not sure that I would still be in the rural town of Hamilton. My life is greatly improved by live theater (both in participation and in the audience) and in rural towns, it is often the only opportunity for adults and children to explore theater and the kind of creativity it fosters.