The 10 Best Places for Live Theater In Idaho!

Idaho’s immaculate theaters and creative playhouses make it abundantly clear that the Gem State appreciates the craft that is performing arts. Whether comedy or serious drama, all the performers here work passionately to deliver the finest for your entertainment. With an ever-changing scene of new scripts and beloved classics, here are 10 of the most popular theaters to watch a fine night of acting.

1. Panida Theater, Sandpoint, ID

The Panida has been a historic platform for every kind of talent in North Idaho. Their classic and chic theater truly brings performances to life and will make you feel like you just stepped into a real-life play. No matter the event, you’ll enjoy what this beautiful building and its wonderful vendors has to offer. 

2. Hartung Theatre, Moscow, ID

This artistic and intimate space houses wonderful plays, many of which are straight from the drama students of the University of Idaho. This is perfect place for a simple and relaxed night out to watch rising talent take the stage. 

3. Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Make sure to always keep up with this theater’s lineup. It’s always good. As a non-profit organization, this playhouse strives for quality both in their actors and their atmosphere. As Idaho’s oldest live-acting establishment, their expertise is sure to shine through. 

4. Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater, Wallace, ID

Wallace houses some great live entertainment at this little theater. For many years, historically-rich plays have been performed on this stage and have become a popular entertainment venue for miles around. Check out this landmark’s event calendar for some truly captivating entertainment. 

5. The Playhouse, Boise, ID

For a great dinner and an even better show, hit up The Playhouse. The food is decent and the acting is stupendous. You’re sure to feel a part of the play with their interactive theme. This local favorite will have you returning for various performances, so be sure to get the perfect seat every time. 

6. Boise Contemporary Theater, Boise, ID

The only theater offering true contemporary entertainment for many miles, BCT is a top choice even for those that aren’t regular theater goers. You absolutely must make it over for one of their talented and wonderful shows. You will not regret one minute of it. 

7. Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Idaho, Idaho Falls, ID

If you haven’t discovered this stage yet, it’s highly recommended that you do. Offering a range of “for mature audiences only” entertainment, you’re sure to have a good time at the Actors’ Repertory. Whether it’s laughter or captivating drama, their talent is nothing short of enthralling. 

8. The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID

A restored historical auditorium, The Egyptian is like another realm as soon as you walk in. Housing the perfect classical atmosphere, you’re sure to see many good shows and films here. Whether viewing music, movies, plays or comedy, this theatre is sure to entertain. 

9. Palace Playhouse, Pocatello, ID

Dinner theater at its finest awaits at the Palace. This charming venue has both fine entertainment and a delectable menu to make your night the best it can be. Customers will tell you, this playhouse is fun, interactive and terrific, so hurry over and grab a seat for a night of superb acting. 

10. Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise, ID

A breathtaking outdoor amphitheater, the festival holds several performances during the summer that are sure to excite. Everything, from the acting to the food, is exquisite and will bring you back time and again to enjoy the best shows while seated right in the midst of nature. You WILL be sorry if you miss this gem, so don’t! 

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4951 Building Center Dr.#105, Coeur D Alene, ID
Mission: Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre is committed to producing live performances of theatre for the benefit, education and appreciation of our au... Read More
300 North First Avenue, Sandpoint, ID
Our History: The Panida theater opened as a vaudeville and movie house in 1927. Then, as now, its name reflected its mission: to showcase great per... Read More
805 6th Avenue, Lewiston, ID
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P.O. Box 8762, Moscow, ID
About Us: Bringing mature stage plays to the small but artsy community of Moscow, Idaho for three years, Sirius Idaho Theatre (SIT) breaks new g... Read More
212 Sixth Street, Wallace, ID
About Us : In 1983, a dream of having summer entertainment became a reality when a small group brought live theater to our community. Don and Joan... Read More
405 South 8th Street Suite 363, Boise, ID
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158 East Chubbuck Road, Pocatello, ID
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257 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
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203 Ninth Avenue South, Nampa, ID
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100 East Fort Street, Boise, ID
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700 West Main Street, Boise, ID
History: The Egyptian Theatre is surrounded by urban legends and history that makes this building a tour of Boise history and a cornerstone of the ... Read More
870 South Fisher, Blackfoot, ID
History The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center was built in 2004 and is operated under the auspices of the Blackfoot School District. It is a tax-ex... Read More
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PO Box 3092, Sun Valley, ID
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12655 South Old Highway 91, Arimo, ID
Mission Statement "The mission of the Marsh Valley Performing Arts Committee is to present stimulating, culturally diverse, and nationally acclaim... Read More
850 South Middlefork Road, Garden Valley, ID
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