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James Patrick Head ShotDear Friend,

This past season the Morrison Center was again named the #2 University Venue in the nation for live entertainment and #4 for “Top Stops in the Pacific Northwest”. Much of that success can be attributed to your vital patronage and support. 

This year we are delighted to present a wide selection of entertainment with a roster that has something for everyone including the very best that Broadway touring has to offer. In collaboration with Magic Space Entertainment, we are proud to offer you the exciting 2017–2018 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise Series, including Disney’s The Lion King and Kinky Boots. We invite you to subscribe today and become a Season Ticket Holder so you are first in line.

In addition, we will present affordable, family offerings as part of our Velma V. Morrison Family Theatre Series. You can also count on wonderful performances from our University music and theatre students, our resident companies (Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, The Cabin and Boise Music Week) and a multitude of other national entertainers and artists.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our Volunteers, Boise State University and the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. Thanks to you and many others, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is one of the most impressive theatres in the country—a destination for arts, culture and entertainment that we can all be proud of!

Sincerely,

James Patrick
Executive Director
Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

The Morrison Center Endowment Foundation

The Foundation’s principal goal is to act as a financial safety net for the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in regards to operational and capital expenditures when additional funding is required. In addition, the Foundation encourages expanded use of the Center by subsidizing facility costs to Idaho’s performing arts groups. Grant applications are administered in two grant cycles. Deadlines are July 1st and January 1st of each year. For more information on the Application For Funding, the Foundation may be contacted by mail at 827 E Park Blvd, Suite 200, Boise, Idaho 83712, or by phone at 208-345-5225.

A Point of Pride...

President Kustra Image.jpg"We are very fortunate to have the Morrison Center, one of the most impressive theaters in the country, on the Boise State University campus. The Morrison Center provides access to world-class performing arts to our students and public audiences from across the region.

The Morrison Center is also a tremendous asset to our educational programming in theatre arts, dance, and music. Approximately half of the building is devoted to classroom and practice space for these programs, and student performances occur on the main stage throughout the year. The Morrison Center is a significant point of pride for Boise State University!" - President Robert W. Kustra, Boise State University

Every Great City…

Mayor Bieter Head Shot“Every great city has a great performing arts facility. In the Morrison Center, Boise has that and much more: a soaring, visible tribute to the importance of arts and culture in our community. As the most isolated city of our size in the Lower 48, Boise possesses a fierce self-reliance in everything we do, including music, theater and dance. The Morrison Center provides more than just a stage for creative expression; rising from the banks of the Boise River, midway between the iconic architectural bookends of the Idaho Capitol and the Boise Depot, the Morrison Center stands as a testament to this city’s embrace of the artistic.”     - Mayor David H. Bieter, Boise, Idaho

Morrison Center History

The legacy of the Morrison Center is chronicled through a Historical Perspective, while the Hall of Fame commemorates both the civic leaders whose devoted efforts helped bring the Center into existence and members of the community who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the performing arts.

Affiliations and Memberships

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