The Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium was built through a bond passed in December 1949. The building was completed in 1952. With approximately 1,800-seat capacity, the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts is the largest year-round performing arts facility offering a proscenium stage theater and Gala Orchestra Lift in the greater Idaho Falls area. 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 has presented their talents on the stage through the years. Recent well attended performances include Idaho Falls Symphony, Jenny Oakes Baker, Forgotten Carols, Russian Ballet's Swan Lake and Cinderella, Laughing All the Way, Zach Williams, and A Night of Queen.
Phase I Facility Improvements
Through generous donations from the Maeck Family Foundation and city contributions, the Auditorium received $1.8M in renovations that included: new seating, paint, carpet, flooring, dimming system, acoustical improvements, sound shells and baffles, new Gala orchestra pit lift. A new digital marquee was also installed.
Future Facility Improvements
Final conceptual design is almost complete for the installation of an elevator, ADA restrooms and lobby expansion. Estimated construction dates are anticipated for 2024 and 2025.