The Arts

Enhance your visit to the Boise-Nampa MSA by attending any one of the many live performances from the thriving dance, theater, instrumental, and vocal group venues.

Ballet Idaho performs September through March and theater companies offer a variety of performances, many suitable for the whole family. The Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is home to the Boise Philharmonic with nationally known guest artists visiting through its sellout concert season, September through May. The Morrison Center also graciously hosts touring companies offering ballet, opera, musical theater, plus big-name entertainment productions.

The Boise Art Museum with its significant permanent collection, guest lecturers, visiting artists, and shows of local, regional, and national artists connects the area with the finest contemporary work available. Community Arts organizations have long thrived in Caldwell. The region’s newest multipurpose building – the extraordinary Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa – has just joined the existing programs of art and culture in Canyon County.

The arts also flourish on the campuses of The College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, and Boise State University. The numerous murals and public sculpture located throughout Downtown Boise and on the college campuses speak to Boiseans’ love of public art. Even traditionally mundane bus benches now have bold graphics honoring the community.

Ballet Idaho
501 S. 8th St., Ste. A
Boise, ID 83702
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702


Boise Baroque Orchestra
P.O. Box 9774
Boise, ID 83707


Boise Contemporary Theater
P.O. Box 1981
Boise, ID 83701-1981


Boise Little Theater
100 E. Fort St.
Boise, ID 83702

Boise Master Chorale
P.O. Box 2244
Boise, ID 83701
Boise Philharmonic Orchestra
516 S. 9th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Boise State University Dept. of Music
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725


Boise State University Dept. of Theatre Arts
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725

Idaho Center
16114 Idaho Center Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83687
Idaho Dance Theatre
405 S. 8th St., Ste. 363
Boise, ID 83702


Idaho Shakespeare Festival
P.O. Box 9365
Boise, ID 83707

Idaho Theatre for Youth
P.O. Box 9365
Boise, ID 83707


Knitting Factory Concert House
416 S. 9th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Knock’em Dead Dinner Theater
333 S. 9th St.
Boise, ID 83702
Log Cabin Literary Center
801 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702

Music Theatre of Idaho
203 9th Ave. S.
Nampa, ID 83651

Nampa Civic Center
311 3rd St. S.
Nampa, ID 83651
Opera Idaho
513 S. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
Trey McIntyre Project (Ballet)
775 Fulton St.
Boise, ID 83702


Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
2201 Campus Ln.
Boise, ID 83725


Please visit our online directory or browse museums, stage theaters, or movie theaters from our member directory!