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Idaho State University’s Stephens Performing Arts Center ranked fourth on list of ‘Amazing College and University Performing Arts Centers in the U.S.’

December 7, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

POCATELLO — The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center at Idaho State University was ranked fourth on tripping.com’s list “The Best College Performing Arts Centers: Top 10 to Experience in the U.S.”

“We are proud of the world-class facility we have in Stephens Performing Arts Center as well as the cultural, artistic and educational opportunities that facility brings to the university and the community as a whole,” said George Casper, director of events at Idaho State University. “We are pleased to see it has once again been recognized as such.”

The L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.
The top 10 list was produced as part of a tripping.com blog which suggests “the best in off-the-beaten-track activities and events” for users who enjoy discovering new things to do near where they live or vacation. Tripping.com is a national search engine for vacation rentals.

“Whether you’re a student following your passion or an audience member appreciating the arts, these performing arts centers are nothing short of breathtaking,” reads the introduction to the article.

The Stephens Performing Arts Center is a $34 million state-of-the-art complex, built primarily through the support of the Stephens family and hundreds of other private donors, that boasts multiple venues including the Joseph C. and Cheryl Jensen Grand Concert Hall, the Barbara J. Marshall Rotunda, the Beverly B. Bistline Theatre and the Rogers Black Box Theatre. The facility also includes a costume design studio, set design shop and several classrooms and meeting spaces. The center opened in October 2004 and spans 123,000 square feet.

Tripping.com’s full list of performing arts centers can be accessed online at https://www.tripping.com/explore/the-most-amazing-college-and-university-performing-arts-centers-in-the-us.


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