The Morrison Center Endowment Foundation
The Foundation’s principal goal is to act as a financial safety net for the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in regards to operational and capital expenditures when additional funding is required. In addition, the Foundation encourages expanded use of the Center by subsidizing facility costs to Idaho’s performing arts groups. Grant applications are administered in two grant cycles. Deadlines are July 1st and January 1st of each year. For more information on the Application For Funding, the Foundation may be contacted by mail at 827 E Park Blvd, Suite 200, Boise, Idaho 83712, or by phone at 208-345-5225. Visit the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation Official Website for more information.
Morrison Center History
The legacy of the Morrison Center is chronicled through a Historical Perspective, while the Hall of Fame commemorates both the civic leaders whose devoted efforts helped bring the Center into existence and members of the community who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the performing arts.
Affiliations and Memberships
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
Core Values of the Morrison Center
Present World-Class Entertainment
The Morrison Center is the premier performance venue in the state of Idaho and holds a position of national rank with performance halls throughout the country. The Morrison Center can accommodate major Broadway touring productions and the most finely tuned instrumentation on the national and international concert circuit. A theatre of this caliber is best used by those whose skills, experience and artistry can match, and even transcend, the demands of the space.
Encourage the Artistic Growth of Local Arts Groups
Another major focus of the Morrison Center is to provide premier performance space for local artists and institutions which have developed their work specifically for this region and community. Resident companies are part of the cultural and economic fabric of this region and must be given opportunities to produce their work. In this context, the Center is a place where artistic growth is nurtured and experimentation is valued.
Advance Arts Education and Outreach
As an educational facility, the Morrison Center plays a central role in Boise State University’s mission to provide performing arts education and to enhance the cultural opportunities in the region. Any Boise State University student of the performing arts who aspires to become a professional artist, technician or manager, has the opportunity to study and perform in the Morrison Center.
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Important Venue Information
The Morrison Center opens one hour prior to the start of the event. Seating in the auditorium begins one-half hour prior to curtain.
House chimes ring prior to curtain and the closing of auditorium doors. Patrons who arrive late are seated at the discretion of management and may be asked to wait at the auditorium doors until an appropriate break in the program. Patrons may be seated at the back of the auditorium until intermission. This policy is subject to change based upon the discretion of the House Manager or the specific requirements of the event.
Please visit our Accessibility page for information on how to request an interpreter.
Assistive Listening Devices
Located opposite the Morrison Center Box Office by the northwest entrance to the building.
Located in the northeast corner of the main lobby, allowing access to the upper levels. Note: only the paths to entries 1, 11 & 12 are free of stairs.
Located adjacent to the Morrison Center Box Office in the main lobby.
Local cookies, truffles, soft drinks, water and alcoholic beverages are located throughout the facility. Some restrictions may apply.
Located throughout the facility. All restrooms have disability access. Diaper-changing stations are located on the first-level men’s restroom and the second and third level women’s restrooms.
Lost and Found
Please call (208) 426-1609 to inquire about a lost item or visit the main office during normal business hours.
Located next to the Box Office in the main lobby.
Programming and Etiquette
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VELMA V. MORRISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2201 W Cesar Chavez Ln
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725-1050
And so the American experiment began... Happy 4th! ???— Morrison Center (@morrisoncenter) July 4, 2019
Blast your @Hamilton soundtrack (again!) & celebrate! In honor of the holiday, we'll be closed July 4th-5th. Have a fun, safe weekend! (Don't do anything Hercules Mulligan wouldn't do...) #takeyourshot #HamFam #Hamiltour pic.twitter.com/5B7oywE9M0
Happy B-Day to the song ‘Oh, Pretty Woman!’ Hear this hit Oct 14th when Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly return to the stage in a cutting edge holographic show! Celebrate this ICONIC song w/a pair of select tickets for just $55 (+fees)w/code PRETTY! (TODAY ONLY!) https://t.co/I9ALWCyn1r pic.twitter.com/vZAEibst1P— Morrison Center (@morrisoncenter) August 28, 2019