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Frequently Asked Questions

Attending a Performance

The beautiful Jewett Auditorium is the home for most Caldwell Fine Arts Performances.  It is located on the College of Idaho Campus in Caldwell, Idaho at 2112 Cleveland Blvd. Caldwell ID. Search “Jewett Auditorium” in your navigation system for best results.

We also host activities in Langroise Center, next door to Jewett Auditorium and offer community events at Indian Creek Plaza at 120 S. Kimball Street in downtown Caldwell.


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Parking is free (yes, really!).  Enter our main parking lot at the corner of Fillmore and 20th.  Additional parking is available along 20th, or in the Activities Center parking lot at Indiana and Oak. Parking in the Jewett lot may be tight. Please leave extra time to park. Handicap parking is available in all parking lots.  Please call 208-459-5783 for any special needs.

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Anything!  Well…almost.  Most people feel comfortable in business casual attire at our events.  Others choose casual clothing, while some choose suits and dresses.  It is your call.  For our Nutcracker Ballet performances, you would feel right at home in a sparkly tutu. (But don’t worry…tiaras are optional.)

Most of our patrons will tell you that there isn’t a bad seat in Jewett Auditorium.  It’s true!  Our remarkable acoustics make every seat a magnificent surround-sound experience.

There are no beams or other visual barriers to worry about. Some people prefer to sit in the A section to be closer to the action, while others prefer the balcony in sections B or C.

For piano concerts, many people prefer to sit on the left side of the auditorium to see those flying fingers.

For families with young children, we recommend aisle seating.

Yes!  We love young people at performances, and strive to maintain a family-friendly line-up of events in our season.  We consider every event to be appropriate for all ages.  Most children will be enthralled by our performances and with some coaching beforehand can be very successful concert-goers.

We do not have an age requirement, but do encourage parents to carefully consider their child’s temperament as they make decisions about bringing them to events.  We suggest that you select an aisle seat in case your child grows restless, and wait in the lobby with them until you can return during applause between numbers.  Please be courteous of other concert-goers and make sure children’s behavior does not distract from anyone else’s enjoyment.  Some families choose to bring a small notebook and crayons for younger children in case they become fidgety.  Most events have an intermission for bathroom breaks and snacks. We do not charge for babes-in-arms, but again ask for your consideration of other concert-goers.

You will want to arrive about 15 minutes early if you already have your tickets.  If you need to purchase tickets, make a change, or have any special needs, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to showtime.  If you arrive late, you will be asked to wait until applause between numbers to be seated.  For popular or sold-out performances, we reserve the right to seat others in your seat if you have not arrived 10 minutes after showtime.

We begin selling tickets one hour before the performance begins.  You may make online reservations up until one hour before the performance.   After that time, please come to the Ticket Table.

No.  Just No.  Please turn off all electronic devices before the performance begins without reminders.


All performances are reserved seating. We encourage purchasing your tickets ahead of time over the phone or online, so you can avoid waiting in the ticket line the night of the performance.

We don’t believe in the common arts practice of advertising one price, then charging excessive ticketing fees at checkout. (Okay. Enough soapbox.) We only charge $3.00 for each online ticket to help defray our costs.  At the door, there is also a $3.00 fee per ticket for credit card orders. There are no fees for cash or check purchases at the door.

We have prices in three seating levels for Adults and Children/Students to fit a variety of budgets. Any child under the age of 18, or a college student with an ID card can purchase a Child/Student ticket.  Current College of Idaho students receive free entrance into events.  The Student Programs Board has prepaid these tickets through Student Activity Fees.

We frequently offer other discounts for online ticket sales on our Facebook page or through our email list.  Make sure to sign up and get the discounts!

•  Like us on Facebook here.
•  Sign up for our mailing list using the form at the base of the website.

If you have a group who would like to come to a performance, we offer great discounts based on the size of your group.  We offer multiple performances at a discount when purchased for a group, such as a business.  Call us at (208) 459-5783 or email for information.

Season Ticket and Flex Package Discounts
Our biggest discounts come by purchasing the Simple Season. Choose 4 different events before September 1 and receive 20% off your whole order! The discount is automatically applied. Just give us a call if you need help.

We love to host business groups, scout troupes, charities, churches, and families!  Give us a call to talk about group discounts.  We can even recognize your organization at the performance.

Our print-at-home tickets come as PDF files you open through your confirmation email.  The first step is to make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed and up-to-date on your computer.  Click here to download this free program:

If you have Adobe and still can’t access your tickets, try printing your confirmation email.  You can present that in place of your ticket at the door.  You can also present your ticket on a smart phone or tablet.  If all else fails, just come to the ticket counter 30 minutes before the performance and we’ll look up your account on the computer.

Just give us a call.  We’d love to help you over the phone or in person.


Yes! We would love to have your help. Please check out our volunteer page here for more information about ways you can volunteer.

Our Mission:
Caldwell Fine Arts engages, educates, empowers, and entertains through the arts and humanities.

Our Vision: 
We strive to foster creativity and inspire community through performance, outreach, and collaboration. We believe in arts for all.

There is handicapped parking available.  Jewett Auditorium is equipped with wheelchair and wheelchair companion seating.  If you order tickets online, you will see the wheelchair designated seats.  If you order over the phone, we can help you select an appropriate seat.

There are no stairs required to enter the building.  There is a ramp up to the auditorium. We offer handicap-accessible restrooms.

If you have any special needs, please don’t hesitate to call us at 208-459-5783. We’ll do anything we can to help you have a wonderful experience with Caldwell Fine Arts.

Please sign up for our mailing list and select paper mail, email, or both.  We mail once or twice a year through regular mail, and about every month with email.  We’ll never sell or misuse your information.

•  Use the form at the base of the website.

We also keep a lively Facebook page going where you can get the latest on upcoming events, pictures from past events, audition notices for Children’s Theater and the Nutcracker, and even a discount here and there.  Make sure to “Like” us on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing!  Click here to visit our Facebook page.

Caldwell Fine Arts has stayed alive for over 50 years through ticket sales, donations, and grants.  The costs related to bringing in the world’s best entertainment far exceeds ticket revenue.  We depend on the generosity of the individuals and organizations that are committed to keeping live performance in our community. Please see our Season Sponsors on our webpage.  Click on the logos and visit these organizations.

Business Sponsorships are always welcomed.  Contact us at 459-5783 or if you’d like more information on business opportunities.