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Absolute Must!

We have been attending Idaho Shakespeare Festival for years and it is one of the top things we look... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
mardie2018
Not What I Expected

Saw this show on Broadway and thought no way will this be anywhere near the quality - boy was I... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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5657 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise, ID 83716-8700
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This unique outdoor theater is a great summer outdoor activity. Set in a lovely park, the theater seats nearly 800 and offers a variety of plays and musicals all summer long. While many of the plays are Shakespeare, a variety of other shows are staged...More

2  Thank CMN14
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2018

ISF has taken to interjecting politics into their shows to a shame. Their most recent production of Around the World in 80 Days that they are taking to most of the schools in Idaho is nothing more than a shameful indoctrination of the pro-vaccine movement....More

4  Thank ZedTheGuy
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have been attending Idaho Shakespeare Festival for years and it is one of the top things we look forward to every year! You will not be disappointed. If you are able, purchase a 4 person or 6 person table, they are the most comfortable....More

Thank mardie2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Saw this show on Broadway and thought no way will this be anywhere near the quality - boy was I wrong. From the moment we arrived to receiving our picnic basket all ready for dinner to sitting prior to play and people watching, this was...More

Thank C0C052
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The outdoor setting is modern, nice. We have hosted receptions prior to the plays, which usually kick off about 8 am. A bit of a stretch to call a 5 play run with one Shakespeare play a Festival...but most people find it hard to watch...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed another marvelous performance! We brought first timers with us and they can’t wait to see what is on the schedule for next year! The costumes, choreography and acting were over the top, as always! Bravo! Brava!

Thank Barbara603
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Ok, the food is frickin amazing. It deserves 5 stars. The picnic basket for two was awesome. I visited my mom last year and we came to Hunchback which was fun. And this year we saw Mamma Mia which was a blast. The only reason...More

Thank Swingamuse
Reviewed 13 July 2018

What a fun-filled evening watching this great musical under a beautiful night sky. The live music before the show set the perfect mood for the main production. From the stage set-up, the live orchestra, to the performers made this play a magical experience. The singing...More

1  Thank Rod L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I recently attended a production of Mamma Mia at this theater. The venue is beautiful, and the production was very well done. My daughter, sister in law and I all enjoyed the show. I have never seen a production I didn't like at this theater.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We have been attending plays at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for five years, and we have enjoyed all of them. We love the outside setting underneath the clear Idaho skies beside the Boise River. The plays are a mix of high drama, humorous dialogue, and...More

Thank Jchase205
Reviewed 13 March 2018

ISF has taken to interjecting politics into their shows to a shame. Their most recent production of Around the World in 80 Days that they are taking to most of the schools in Idaho is nothing more than a shameful indoctrination of the pro-vaccine movement....More

4  Thank ZedTheGuy
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The actors were excellent! A little bit of humor thrown in was perfect. It was a delightful and entertaining evening. If you wanted, you could either bring or purchase a meal and drinks. What a great way to spend a relaxing evening.

Thank ksacura
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