Amphitheater FAQs


Where is the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater & Reserve?

The Amphitheater & Reserve is located at 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, along the Boise River, adjacent to the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation offices. For a map of the directions, click here.

Can I bring my own food and drink into the theater?

Certainly! Picnicking is encouraged as an ISF tradition.  If you don’t have time to pack your own, consider purchasing appetizers and drinks, dinners and/or desserts at Café Shakespeare, where a portion of the proceeds benefit the Festival.

Is there wheelchair accessibility?

The Amphitheater & Reserve is accessible to wheelchairs and is equipped with an assistive listening system. To reserve wheelchair seating, contact the Box Office at (208) 336-9221 in advance of the performance. A convenient “drop-off” zone for patrons is located immediately at the main entrance into the grounds, as is designated parking for seniors, expectant parents and patrons with limited mobility.

What time should I arrive at the theater?

June – August, Tuesday – Saturday, the amphitheater opens for seating and picnicking at 6:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 6:00 p.m. For all September performances, Wednesday – Saturday, the theater opens at 6:30 p.m. On Sundays in September, the theater opens at 6:00 PM. The Shakespeare Café opens daily at 5:30 p.m., and the picnic areas and patio outside of the amphitheater are always available for use before the theater opens. Patrons arriving after a play has begun will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager.

What time do the performances start?

For June – August, Tuesday – Saturday, the Greenshow begins at 7:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 8:00 p.m. Sunday nights June through August, there is no Greenshow, and the performance begins earlier, at 7:00 p.m. For our September schedule, there is no Greenshow, and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays, when the performance begins earlier, at 7:00 p.m.

Is there parking available at the theater?

The Festival’s Amphitheater & Reserve has ample parking on surface lots at the entrance to the Festival grounds. A convenient “drop-off” zone for patrons is located immediately at the main entrance into the grounds, as is designated parking for seniors, expectant parents and patrons with limited mobility.

Can I rent the facility?

Yes. The availability of the theater varies by time of year and the Festival’s main stage season. The Interpretive Center has year-round availability. For additional information, contact Lisa Peterson Catering at (208) 323-9487.