Idaho International Choral Festival
Idaho International Choral Festival

Idaho International Choral Festival
Available Concert Venues

The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center

In 2002 construction on the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center began. After years of development this magnificent $37 million project is now complete.

Stephens Performing Arts Center Stephens Performing Arts Center

The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center is an impressive 110,000 square foot facility on the Idaho State University campus. Its magnificent architectural design makes it the most extraordinary building of its kind in Idaho, boasting three versatile performance venues and auxiliary spaces designed for academic work and community enjoyment.


The Stephens Performing Arts Center has three main venues:

  • A 1,200 seat acoustically perfect grand concert hall.
  • A 450 seat thrust theater designed for dramatic performances.
  • A 250 seat experimental black box theater.

The performance space is complemented by classrooms, academic teaching and office space, a costume design studio, a scene development and construction shop, green rooms, dressing rooms, catering kitchen, recording studio, gallery space and a central public lobby that is frequently used for events and exhibits.

Holt Arena

The nation's first domed stadium on a collegiate campus, and the second indoor football stadium in the world (only after the Houston Astrodome), Holt Arena seats 12,000 for Idaho State football, and was built in 1970 for $2.8 million. The host of two I-AA Championship games, Holt also saw packed crowds for Idaho State's run to the 1981 national title.

Holt Arena Holt Arena

Holt Arena is also utilized for many community events and has been the venue for the Gala Concert of the Idaho International Choral Festival.

Ross Park Bandshell

Ross Park Bandshell

The Ross Park Bandshell is located in Ross Park, one of the larger parks in Pocatello. This facility has been utilized for the Festivals outdoor opening ceremonies.

Idaho State University Quadrangle

This is an open area located on the Idaho State University campus and is used by the festival for open air concerts.

ISU Quad ISU Quad

Goranson Hall

Goranson Hall, which seats 450, is located in the Fine Arts Building, on 5th Street, within the beautiful campus of Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

Goranson Hall and the Fine Arts Building were built in 1965. Goranson Hall is not only the home of The Idaho State Civic Symphony, but plays host to many other musical and artistic gatherings in Pocatello. The Fine Arts Building also houses Idaho State University's Department of Music.

Goranson Hall

Pebble Creek

Pebble Creek Ski Area

Pebble Creek is a vertical playground that attracts skiers of all abilities. Mt. Bonneville is located 20 minutes south of Pocatello in the Caribou National Forest; Pebble Creek boasts 2000 vertical feet, 1100 skiable acres, 45 ski runs. The peak of Mt. Bonneville is 8,300 feet or 2530 meters.

The Pebble Creek Ski Area is utilized for the Idaho International Choral Festival's opening day activities.