453 Seats

(MAX 472)

The Whitefish Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located in downtown Whitefish within the Middle School. Crafted from a 75-year-old dilapidated auditorium, the facility was renovated by means of a $5.2 million private fundraising effort. When it opened in 2007, it was hailed as a “mini-Carnegie Hall.”- one of the finest performance halls of its size in the Pacific Northwest. Over 1000 community supporters (including many school kids, teachers and administrators) donated to the fundraising effort, and their pride and enthusiasm for the PAC remains strong to this day.

The PAC is available for rental by performing groups when it is not needed for school functions. In fact, this facility has become a critical new venue in our community to host outside arts and cultural events as well as outreach programs. Since the PAC opened its doors in 2007, here is a list of companies that utilize our stage:

  • Alpine Theatre Project (ATP)
  • Whitefish Arts Council (WAC)
  • Glacier Symphony and Chorale (GSC)
  • Singer and Simpson Productions
  • FreshLife Church (FLC)
  • Home School Theatre Club (HSTC)
  • Dance Elements
  • Noble Dance
  • Acadamy of Performimg Arts
  • North Valley Music School
  • Nonprofit Fundraisers
  • Montana Repertory Theatre performances sponsored by the Whitefish Theatre Company
  • the Western Governor’s Association Regional Conference

The PAC is an ADA accessible facility. Because it is part of a school building, no alcohol is allowed on premises. It has a proscenium-style stage with 475 seats for audience members, and has the following:

  • full curtain
  • state-of-the-art light and sound booth in the back of the hall
  • computerized rigging system with touch screen
  • State-of-the-art Projector with a projection screen
  • Steinway grand piano
  • Sound shells
  • small orchestra pit fitted with covers when not in use
  • freight elevator and a side backstage door to the street
  • spacious lobby with concession stand and antique piano
  • parking lot across the street plus available on-street parking
Handicap seats:
F3 (single)
F7,F8,F9 (Triple)
F15,F16,F17 (Triple)
F21 (single)

Seating Chart