Idaho Shakespeare Festival

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5657 East Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, ID, USA


Welcome to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater & Reserve!


As you enter our outdoor amphitheater and habitat reserve, you’ll be embarking upon a theatrical experience like no other!

In addition to all the magic, drama and passion of professional theater, and a 770-seat, state-of-the-art facility that was built to feature the human voice, the Festival Amphitheater & Reserve is nestled in a unique habitat that is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal species. The Festival operates under an agreement with the Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation. As you wind your way into the theater proper, you’ll enjoy native plants, the songs of water birds and glimpses of deer, heron, ducks, geese and an occasional fox.

The Festival’s mission is to produce great theater, entertain and educate. To realize this mission, the Festival seeks to:

Develop an artistic home for theater artists that supports emerging actors, encourages new regional and national playwrights, promotes sustained employment opportunities for artists and attracts the very best artistic staff;

Educate through a range of programs, including programs and tours for K – 12 children and teachers, ongoing adult education, interpretive programming, affiliations with universities and cultural organizations, as well as residencies and training opportunities for actors;

Illuminate human nature and our rich cultural heritage through a repertory that includes the plays of William Shakespeare, the richest and most complex in the English language, together with other works from a variety of dramatic periods and genres; and

Promote cultural understanding through highlighting diverse traditions and supporting artists and audiences of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival is proud to be a member of The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit

Café Shakespeare

Café Shakespeare is a great location for meeting friends and lingering on the flagstone patio with a glass of wine or a gourmet dinner. Enjoy your feast on the scenic cafe patio, or in several stunning picnic areas, scattered throughout the William Shakespeare Park, offering views of Barber Pool, the Oregon Trail, and the unique cottonwood habitat of the Boise River. Café Shakespeare — with catering by Lisa Peterson — offers a variety of gourmet deli items, picnic dinners, desserts and an assortment of beverages, beers and wines by the glass or bottle from an extensive and well cultured list.

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Purchase a Festival Membership today. Your ticket to preferred seating!

Contact Us



Box Office: 208-336-9221
Administrative Offices: 208-429-9908


P.O. Box 9365, Boise, ID 83707

Here's a slideshow to put you in the mood to plan for your best summer nights- with a picnic and ISF! Best pricing is now with Earlybird Season Tickets, as are the best gifts- ISF gift certificates in the amount of your choosing to create new happy memories. Planning ahead encouraged, we'll see you before you know it.

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

OPEN!!! 42nd season commence!

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Friday, May 25, 2018

Another gem from our site- by Master Gardener Taylor Davis. So pretty and peaceful.

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy school opening to Idaho Theater for Youth 2020! Check out this time-lapse video of how they put a whole new world together in gyms and cafeterias in about 100 schools. These actor-teachers are hard workers! Gorgeous set by the incredibly talented Angi Grow. ?. Thank you for having us @rollinghillscharter!

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Monday, February 10, 2020

Shakespeare Showcase recital, such a great “Friend Ship” bravo!

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Friday, July 26, 2019

@moodyjewsboise are rocking the theater tonight!! Mini-concerts pre-show are delighting patrons, be sure to be here about 7:15 Wednesday- Saturday to enjoy! ?

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Friday, July 19, 2019

Hurrah for Camp Broadway!

Posted by Idaho Shakespeare Festival on Friday, June 28, 2019

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