Civic Center for the Performing Arts


The Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium was built through a bond passed in December 1949. The building was completed in 1952. It is a performing arts facility with a proscenium stage theater and a seating capacity of 1892.

The auditorium has hosted a wide variety of activities including opera, symphony, ballet, dance concerns, conventions, religious services and lectures. Traditional series of the Idaho Falls Symphony and Community Concerts are held here. The musicals, both Broadway and religious have been presented annually to the public. Many of the schools hold musical performances and commencements at the "Civic."

Large spectrum of performers have presented their talents on the stage through the years. Performs include:
  • American Festival Ballet
  • Ballet West
  • Buck Owens
  • Burl Ives
  • Chet Atkins
  • Doc Severensen
  • Donny Osmond
  • Fred Waring
  • Johnny Cash
  • Louie Armstrong
  • Motley Crue
  • Roger Williams
  • Ron White
  • San Francisco Opera
  • Utah Symphony


CAC Recommendations Executive Summary 9-6-17
Many major improvements and additions have been made to the Auditorium including:
  • Baffles
  • Curtains
  • Handicapped ramp
  • Lighting system
  • Orchestra pit
  • Stage floor remodel
  • Updated sound system
Money was raised through community organizations for a new Steinway Concert Grand and a Rodgers Organ. The City takes great pride in this historical auditorium and continues to work toward making improvements for our patrons.