Morrison Center For The Performing Arts
The mission of the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is to encourage cultural and intellectual activities for the benefit and enjoyment of all Idaho citizens, by:
Attracting national and international artists in the performing arts;
Fostering the growth of community arts groups;
Developing and promoting excellence in the performing arts at Boise State University;
Promoting the usage of the Morrison Center for a variety of performing and fine arts activities;
Providing art related education and programming opportunities through collaborative efforts;
Providing a setting for programs that enhance the cultural and intellectual growth of the community
Events: The Morrison Center allows Boise to host local performances such as the Philharmonic Orchestra & Master Chorale, Ballet Idaho, and Opera Idaho. But it also accommodates touring Broadway shows and other exciting national and international events. It is certainly an excellent resource for the arts and art loving patrons in Boise. The house: There is not a bad seat in the house for viewing a show. It is nice to know that, even if you purchase last minute tickets, you'll be able to truly enjoy the event. However, the lack of center aisles makes it challenging for both the seated patrons and those trying to navigate to their seats. Entering the venue: The entrance from the parking lot to the venue is a little awkward as you go through the hallways of the university. Once in the lobby, it feels more like a real theatre experience. There is an amazing view of the Boise River from the second level and there are nice accomodations. The staff and volunteers are friendly and greet you with a smile. Getting there: Traffic to the Morrison Center can be a bit unpredictable especially if there is construction. We had an experience where we arrived within a quarter mile of the parking structure 45 minutes prior to the show, but were unable to reach the the parking area because the traffic lights weren't timed appropriately and the Morrison Center did not hire anyone to direct traffic for the event. I got out of the car and walked while my husband parked the car and slid into his seat as the opening music was starting. We have since figured out better ways to navigate there and typically leave even earlier to avoid this. It is disappointing that they don't hire anyone to direct traffic and make the experience more positive for patrons.
Wonderful venue I have been to many performances, one a year for as long as I can remember. Never disappoints. The staff members are professionals with great personalities. All productions of all genres, my go to for an entertaining time. You all should check this out.
Very nice theatre in Boise. Parking was close by. The seats are good and leg room is very good.
Mike Sandy Durrflinger
Love the Morrison Center. Very clean and the staff are super friendly. They have some really great shows. I have had seats all over the auditorium and there is not a bad seat in the house. I prefer the main floor over the Mezzanine.
Saw Buddy Guy back in August 16. Wonderful show. Great staff. Clean and spacious. They usually have good shows and prices.