The first thing you’ll want to plan for is parking. Our concerts at the Civic Center for the Performing Arts bring in a crowd that is often too big for the parking lot next to it, so try to arrive early to assure that you either get a good spot or have some time to walk from the street. For concerts at the Colonial Theater, you’ll be dealing with parking in downtown Idaho Falls, which can be a little challenging, too. Always plan for an extra ten minutes or so just in case! Fortunately, we don’t charge for parking and neither do our venues, BUT parking downtown can get complicated. Check here for the most up-to-date information when our concerts are held at the Colonial Theater.
When you go inside, you can either pick up your tickets at Will Call (if you’ve ordered them ahead of time and selected that delivery method), purchase tickets at the Box Office, or if you already have your tickets, you can go into the hall if the doors are open. If not, feel free to purchase concessions, which you are allowed to take into the hall with you.
Typically, we open the doors by about 6:15pm for the pre-concert talk, and you’re welcome to go in and find your seats or sit closer to the front during the pre-concert talk. The pre-concert talk is an opportunity for the music director and/or soloists to discuss the music and composers being performed on that concert, and to share anecdotes about what they do. It is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions, if you’re feeling up to it! The pre-concert lecture is over by 7:00pm, at which point you’ll need to go find your seats.
At about 7:30pm, we’ll start the concert with opening remarks, the concertmaster will tune the orchestra, and you can refer to your concert program for what happens for the rest of the night!