Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 1,994-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho's home for the arts. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks, and foothills, the Center's 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol's picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984.
Today, the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment shows, touring Broadway, and offering arts education that enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center's budget is supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations, and grants. The latest economic impact study for the Morrison Center shows the generation of $27.9M in value to the local and state economy.
As Idaho's Home for the Arts, we create lifetime memories and impactful shared experiences by:
- Presenting touring Broadway, arts entertainment, and local events.
- Enriching the community through arts education & engagement programs.
- Stewardship of an innovative performing arts center on the campus of Boise State University.
The Morrison Center team believes in the following practices for how we work together and ensure the Morrison Center is a welcoming and inclusive place.
- We create a space where everyone feels included.
- We use our skills and resources to make an impact in our community.
- We are in service to artistic expression and champion the courage it takes to share it.