Though it opened in 1984, the Morrison Center represents the fruits of a dream held by local philanthropist Harry Morrison since the late 1950s, to build a venue serving all the performing needs of the Boise community. Today the Morrison Center is the premiere performance venue in the state of Idaho.
The Center is located on the campus of Boise State University, but is funded and operated as a private entity. Featured attractions include nationally and internationally recognized performing ensembles, as well as tours of numerous major Broadway productions. The Morrison Center also serves the needs of many fine and performing artists of the region, providing a space for local artists to develop their work; pieces are often commissioned and developed specifically for performance at the Center.
The Center is also an educational institution, and includes an academic wing housing the University’s Music and Theatre Arts departments. Education programs offered to the public include a family reading series, student matinee theatre performances, and various performance camps.
Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 100 performances annually
- Admission: Ticket prices vary widely ($3-$140) depending on performance and seating. Groups of over 20 receive discounts of 10-15%.