Founded in 1927, The Egyptian Theatre is Boise’s premier historical theatre located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Capitol Blvd. and Main St.
The Egyptian Theatre opened for business with “Don Juan” on April 19, 1927.
Also known by guests as the Fox in the 1930′s, the ADA in the 1940′s and again as the Egyptian in the late 1970′s, is the last of the downtown single screen theatre’s.
The 1999 Restoration of the Egyptian was commissioned by the Hardy Foundation, Inc.; Project Architect, Gregory A. Kaslo, AIA.
The Egyptian Theatre is one of Boise, Idaho’s most cherished historical landmarks. The venue offers a warm, lush and lovingly restored environment, with amazing attention to Egyptian architectural detailing. The acoustics in the room create a fantastic concert goer experience. The Egyptian has housed numerous top level national touring acts and theatre productions.
Notes: The proscenium, with much gilded detailing, is the main feature of the Auditorium. A large winged scarab, detailed in the drawings, holds a sun disk with ureaus, and is above the cornice torus within a painted geometric star motif panel. Completing the guilded scarab ornament, symbolizing the birth of the sun and centered above the Stage, are flanking horizontal reed bundles set with three swan-like figures on stylized water. Below, the outer proscenium arch is formed by three corbels witch at each side are supported by engaged columns.