Boise’s Premier Historical Theatre
The Egyptian Theatre is one of Boise, Idaho’s most cherished historical landmarks. The venue offers a warm, lush and lovingly restored environment, with amazing attention to Egyptian architectural detailing. The acoustics in the room create a fantastic concert goer experience. The Egyptian has housed numerous top level national touring acts and theatre productions.
The Egyptian Theatre is available as a preforming arts & movie venue. A center for concerts, opera performances, guest speakers, film festivals & movie premiers. Additionally, 35mm and BlueRay, DVD, and even 70mm equipment provide support for business, conferences, weddings, private parties, corporate events, benefits, and more.
• The Egyptian Theatre opened for business with “Don Juan” on April 19, 1927.
• Also known by guests as the Fox in the 1930’s, the ADA in the 1940’s and again as the Egyptian in the late 1970’s, is the last of the downtown single screen theatres.
• The 1999 Restoration of the Egyptian was commissioned by the Hardy Foundation, Inc.; Project Architect, Gregory A. Kaslo, AIA.
Notes: The proscenium, with much gilded detailing, is the main feature of the Auditorium. A large winged scarab, detailed in the drawings, holds a sun disk with ureaus, and is above the cornice torus within a painted geometric star motif panel. Completing the guilded scarab ornament, symbolizing the birth of the sun and centered above the Stage, are flanking horizontal reed bundles set with three swan-like figures on stylized water. Below, the outer proscenium arch is formed by three corbels which at each side are supported by engaged columns.
Boise’s Beautiful Egyptian Theatre:
A Unique Piece of History
(Watch This Short Video & Learn More)
(Nov 29, 2015) This is a mini-documentary about Boise, Idaho’s Egyptian Theatre.
700 W. Main Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Ph: (208) 345-0454
Information Line: (208) 345-0454
Email: [email protected]
BOX OFFICE HOURS
11am – 4pm: Tuesday thru Friday
11am – 2pm: Saturday
Closed: Sunday & Monday
If an event is held on Sunday or Monday, the box office will open 2 hours prior to the scheduled door time
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