It's More Exciting Than Ever!
This past season the Morrison Center was named the #2 University Venue in the nation for live entertainment in its category and #1 for total number of performances. 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 2016–2017 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise Series, including Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular, new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and Beautiful—The Carole King Musical. We invite you to subscribe today and become a Season Ticket Holder so you are first in line.
In addition, we will once again 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!
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.
Every Great City…
“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.