The BCT Experience

Boise Contemporary Theater (BCT) is a professional theater company located in Boise, Idaho. BCT is the only company in the Boise area committed to performing exclusively contemporary work. BCT’s home is in the heart of Downtown Boise in the BODO district.

Our season runs October through May and includes a five-show main-stage season as well as a spring 5X5 play reading series which introduces five new works to our audiences. Post-show discussions, scheduled during the run of each play and during each 5X5, encourage dialogue between artists and audiences.

The Theater

Boise Contemporary Theater’s Main-Stage is a black box theater. It is a highly intimate space with only 230 Seats. The seats start at number 1 on house right and run consecutively to the end of the row. There are 9 rows of seating. The seats in the theater were donated by the Egyptian Movie Theater when they went through their latest renovation. The chandeliers in the main hall as you enter the theater are on loan from the Idaho Historical Society and were once housed, at the turn of the last century, at the Pinney Theater once located on Main Street between 9th and 10th Streets.

 

Accessible Seating

  • Disabled Access:

    BCT has one entrance for disabled patrons. An elevator in the alley next to the theater will take you to the Lobby on the first floor.

  • Wheelchair Seating:

    Seats in Row A, numbered 24-31, can be reserved for Wheelchair Seating.

  • Assisted Listening Devices:

    Headsets for hearing-impaired patrons are available for every play and can be picked up at the Box Office.

Theater Amenities

BCT serves beer, wine and coffee as well as a selection of other hot and cold drinks in the lobby of Boise Contemporary Theater. Chocolate from The Chocolat Bar and cookies from Wildflour Bakery are also available for sale. Concessions open one hour prior to curtain. Beer, wine, and coffee served by BCT are generously provided by Payette Brewing Co./Bittercreek Alehouse, Hayden Beverage, and Flying M Coffee.

  • On-Site Emergencies:

    If you have an emergency while you are at BCT, please contact the House Manager or a BCT staff member who is in the Lobby.

  • Off-Site Emergencies:

    When leaving a number for a sitter or relative, please give the BCT Box Office phone number – 208.331.9224 x205 – as well as your seat locations and the name your tickets are under.

  • Lost and Found:

    Lost and Found is located in the BCT Box Office. After a performance if you need to check on an item, please call the BCT Box Office at 208.331.9224 x205.

  • Late Seating:

    Because of the configuration of the theater, there is NO LATE SEATING. Latecomers may be seated in their assigned seats after intermission. Until they are seated, latecomers may listen to the production from speakers located in the lobby.

  • Lost Tickets:

    If you misplace your tickets for a single play, come to the Box Office the night of your show and we will reprint your tickets. If you lose an entire set of subscription tickets, call or stop by the Box Office and we will reprint your tickets. It takes at least 24 hours to reprint a set of subscription tickets.

Hotels:

BCT is pleased to recommend the following Hotels:

 

Directions

  • From The Connector:

    Turn right onto 9th Street.
    Your next left is Fulton Street.
    The theater is on the corner of 9th Street and Fulton.

  • From Broadway:

    Turn left onto Front.
    Turn left onto 9th Street.
    Turn left onto Fulton Street, which is the street just before River.
    The theater is on the corner of 9th Street and Fulton.

  • From Downtown:

    Drive south on 9th Street.
    Turn left onto Fulton Street, which is the street just before River.
    The theater is on the corner of 9th Street and Fulton.


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Parking

Parking on the street is free but is subject to availability.

Paid parking is available:

  • Diamond Parking Lot on Fulton Street

    (across from the theater)

  • The corner of 9th and Myrtle Streets

    (two blocks north of Fulton Street)

  • A Word of Caution:

    Parking in the Diamond Lot on Fulton Street without paying is costly. Also, please do not park in the Esther Simplot Academy/Ballet Idaho lots located to the Northeast of the Fulton Street Theater, as our patrons have been towed. Thanks!

FAQ

What time do the performances start?

Performances start at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Performances start at 2:00 PM for Saturday matinees.

What is BCT’s Late Seating Policy?

Because of the configuration of the theater, there is NO LATE SEATING. Latecomers may be seated in their assigned seats after intermission. Until they are seated, latecomers may listen to the production from speakers located in the lobby.

What is the BCT Ticket Exchange Policy?

There are NO refunds or exchanges on single tickets. There are no refunds on season tickets; however, subscribers may upgrade their individual subscriptions. Subscribers may exchange their tickets up to 24 hours prior to the performance by calling the Box Office at 208.331.9224 x205. Exchanges will only be made twice for each play. BCT reserves the right to charge an additional fee for additional exchanges.

What if I lost my tickets?

If you misplace your tickets for a single play, come to the Box Office the night of your show and we will reprint your tickets. If you lose an entire set of subscription tickets, call or stop by the Box Office and we will reprint your tickets. It takes at least 24 hours to reprint a set of subscription tickets.

May I bring my children to the theater?

The recommended minimum age for those attending the theater is 18. We consider most of our plays to be rated R. As a courtesy to all those in attendance, there are no babies allowed in the theater. If you have questions regarding age recommendations for specific shows, please call the Box Office at 208.331.9224 x205.

Do all shows have an intermission?

Depending on the length of the show, there is usually at least one fifteen minute intermission. Longer shows may have more than one intermission. For information on the length of a show and the number of intermissions, please call the Box Office at 208.331.9224 x205.