Culture in Idaho



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  • For some reason, people from larger cities are often surprised when they come to Idaho and realize we have a great deal of culture to offer. One of the reasons we like Idaho so much is that you can enjoy the fantastic outdoor offerings and come back to Boise in the evening for world class cultural events. This list is just the tip of the iceberg, as the saying goes.

    Trey McIntyre Project and Ballet Idaho are two of the best dance companies in the area, but there are plenty of others equally deserving of your attention. The two professional theaters are the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Boise Contemporary Theater, although there are dozens of community theaters that do awesome theater. The Boise Philharmonic is the home of the best musicians, many of whom play in various ensembles affiliated with the Philharmonic as well as some not affiliated. The Boise Art Museum is a traditional kind of art museum with both permanent and rotating exhibits. The Black History Museum offers a different view of Idaho History. And the Capitol Building is the quintessential picture of Idaho culture.

    So, while you maybe didn't come to Boise or to Idaho for the cultural events, you will certainly want to attend some when you are here.

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    Trey McIntyre Project

    775 Fulton Street

    World Class Dance Company... read more

    Boise Art Museum

    670 Julia Davis Drive

    World Class Art in an Intimate Setting... read more

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    Idaho Shakespeare Festival

    520 South 9th Street

    Shakespeare Under the Stars... read more

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    Boise Contemporary Theater

    854 Fulton Street

    New Plays all the Time... read more

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    Opera Idaho Inc

    513 South 8th Street

    Professional Opera... read more

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    Boise Philharmonic Associates Inc

    516 S 9th St # C

    Symphony Orchestra... read more

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    Ballet Idaho

    501 South 8th Street

    Classical Ballet... read more

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    Morrison Center for the Performing Arts: Ticket Information

    2201 Cesar Chavez Lane

    Every event you ever want to see... read more

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    Capitol Building

    700 W Jefferson St

    Stunning Restored Beauty... read more

    Idaho Black History Museum

    508 Julia Davis Drive
    (Julia Davis Park)

    Celebrating Idaho's African-American Culture...
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