Harry W. Morrison first conceived of and dreamed about the establishment of a performing arts center in his hometown of Boise some fifty years ago. During the 1960s, his wife, Velma, embraced that dream and vision.

Morrison Center Performing Arts
2201 Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise, Idaho 83706


Fax: 208-426-3021

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Boise Performing Arts - Velma Morrison Center
The Velma Morrison Center is clearly one of the finest performing arts halls in the country and continues to bring artistic excellence to Boise and southern Idaho. The Velma Morrison Center provides an unparalleled setting for world renowned performers and audiences alike.

Performing Arts Concert Events Boise Idaho
The Velma Morrison Center is Idaho's most celebrated performance complex, nestled on the bank of the Boise River and a part of Boise State University ( BSU ). With its lovely panoramic view of the city, parks, and mountains, it provides a cultural elegance to Treasure Valley Idaho residents and guests alike.

Boise Performing Arts - Past and Present
For over 20 years, the Velma Morrison Center has provided Boise and Idaho with Broadway musicals, opera, and symphony orchestra concerts in Idaho, providing an unsurpassed setting for performers and audiences alike.

Acoustically, the room is like a large musical instrument that can be tuned by adjusting ceiling and wall acoustical drapery. Whether the performance is a solo or a full musical production, the Center will have excellent acoustics. Because no seat is further than 131 feet from stage, audiences will have an unusual intimacy with the performers.

Morrison Center's ENCORE!
Explore never-ending creative-arts opportunities related to education!
The ENCORE! program began offering arts education opportunities in the Treasure Valley in November 2004. These now include a summer camp and teacher development workshops, with additional programming on the horizon!

To date, nearly 23,000 students and teachers have been able to attend ENCORE! performances. ENCORE! invites national touring companies to perform for school aged students. Through these performances, ENCORE! offers the opportunity to encourage children to dream, imagine, discover, and explore the world around them by experiencing the vast realm of the performing arts.

Fred Meyer - Broadway Across America

Fred Meyer and the Morrison Center Broadway Partners
Fred Meyer and the Morrison Center share your love for Broadway! Each season, we team up to offer you blockbuster musicals and special events guaranteed to provide a rich variety of exciting and memorable performances. Your theatergoing experience may begin with a simple ticket purchase, but we promise to build on that relationship with continual opportunities for endless memories. And thus, a star was born...

Contact the box office or visit the web site to learn about upcoming Idaho events.
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