5X5 Reading Series


Along with the entirety of the 20|21 MainStage season, we’ve had to put a hold on all the events we had planned for this year. We miss our gatherings, we miss the shows, but most of all we miss you. 
Though we aren’t able to bring you the 5X5 Readings for the spring session, we plan to come back full force this summer for the outdoor Summer Reading Series. Stop over to the Summer Reading Series page for more details, dates, and titles.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unparalleled and ever-changing waters. Your generosity and encouragement over the past year has inspired us to continue to fight to keep the lights lit. As ever, we remain steadfastly optimistic about our return next fall. As we like to say, the doors will open with great joy and abandon as we welcome you all back to the thought-provoking stories you’ve come to expect. 
There will be more soon about next Season. Stay tuned and, until then, we hope to see you this summer!


Experience five intriguing new plays straight off the page, and imagine the visual world without full sets, costumes or props. Let your creativity fill in the blanks.

From January through May BCT presents 5 new readings. Grab a cold beer or a glass of wine and enjoy an evening of theater in a casual and laid-back fashion, featuring some of Boise’s finest talent, and some of the hottest new scripts. Then join a discussion with the actors, directors and playwrights who bring these remarkable works of art to life.

The 21|22 Season 5X5 titles have not yet been announced, but we’ll keep you posted!


      • January 10, 2022 | 7PM
      • February 21, 2022 | 7PM
      • March 14, 2022 | 7PM
      • April 4, 2022 | 7PM

*Seating is General Admission

      • Single Ticket – $15.00
      • 25-and-Under & Student Ticket – $10.00
      • 5X5 5-Reading Series Package: $60 | $40 25-and-Under & Student