Mission and History


Our mission is to enhance the performing arts culture of the greater Billings region through education, development and performance.

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts came into existence when Venture Theatre and Rimrock Opera merged on May 11, 2013. A nova is a star that suddenly becomes much brighter. Our organization is much brighter and our performing stars shine. The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts offers drama, musical theater and opera under one roof. With other organizations renting NOVA for performances or meeting space, the building is in use almost every day of the year providing the Billings community a local space for performance arts. NOVA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts History

 Rimrock Opera History

 Venture Theatre History