Morrison Center

A World-Class Facility

Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037- seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center and frequently listed in Pollstar’s Top 100 Theatre Venues. 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 Capital’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. Views of the Center, inside and out, as well as a showcase of events that have graced our stage, can be found in our Photo Gallery. The Center is an ideal venue for your next presentation. Below you will find much of the information needed to license the venue in order to realize your presentation on the magnificent stage of the Morrison Center Main Hall.

Scheduling Policy

Please review our Scheduling & Booking Guidelines to find out how to reserve a date for the Morrison Center Main Hall. This document provides some helpful information for first-time users. First-time users may be required to complete a Permit Application. A formal Licensing Agreement is fully executed once a date is approved and contracted. The Licensing Agreement outlines facility policies and requirements in detail.

Hold Requests

Please call Brian Thacker at 208-426-4111 or email [email protected]

Rental Rates,Venue Technical Specifications & Seating Layout

Please contact Brian Thacker at 208-426-4111 or email [email protected] for our current rates and building specifications.

A Truck Route Map is available to assist visiting touring productions.

The Center offers a flexible seating configuration designed to accommodate audiences of 800-1,300. The full details of how this option is implemented are contained in this PDF.


Please use acceptable Morrison Center logos when promoting your event.

Marketing Information

Feel free to review this compilation of Marketing Information to help promote your event at the Morrison Center.

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