Morrison Center provides students with forum, culture

Morrison Center provides students with forum, culture

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Located on the campus of Boise State, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. 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 Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma Morrison, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984.

Today, the Center is recognized both nationally and internationally as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. The Center’s signature program is the annual Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series featuring the very best that Broadway touring has to offer. The Center is also home to many of Boise’s prestigious arts organizations including the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, The Cabin, Boise Music Week, and Boise State’s Music and Theatre Arts Departments. In addition, promoters from around the country rent the facility, presenting quality touring concerts, dance, and cultural events. As an important part of the campus community, the Center provides student discounts to select shows whenever possible.

The Center’s signature Education and Outreach programs include the Family Reading Series (which brings classic story telling to life in an intimate setting), the Family Theatre Series (popular, affordable family entertainment), and weekly Summer Performance Camps serving over 230 children grades 1-12.

As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a nonprofit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, to tour the Center or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at www.morrisoncenter.com. Located on the campus of Boise State, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. 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 Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma Morrison, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984.

Today, the Center is recognized both nationally and internationally as a major destination for arts and culture, hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. The Center’s signature program is the annual Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise series featuring the very best that Broadway touring has to offer. The Center is also home to many of Boise’s prestigious arts organizations including the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, The Cabin, Boise Music Week, and Boise State’s Music and Theatre Arts Departments. In addition, promoters from around the country rent the facility, presenting quality touring concerts, dance, and cultural events. As an important part of the campus community, the Center provides student discounts to select shows whenever possible.

The Center’s signature Education and Outreach programs include the Family Reading Series (which brings classic story telling to life in an intimate setting), the Family Theatre Series (popular, affordable family entertainment), and weekly Summer Performance Camps serving over 230 children grades 1-12.

As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a nonprofit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, to tour the Center or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at www.morrisoncenter.com.