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Morris Performing Arts Center

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Address: 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
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+1 574-235-9198
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The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally...

The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally opened in 1922, The MAGNIFICENT Morris is listed in the National Historic Register and completed a restoration and renovation process in 2000 of the stage house and interior restored to its original vaudeville splendor. The Morris is the HOTTEST TICKET in Northwest Indiana for live entertainment! The theater hosts a wide variety of concerts, national Broadway touring musicals, symphony..., Dance, comedians, children's/family shows, and is home to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Theatre League. The Morris has a seating capacity of 2,564 and is consistently ranked by Pollstar concert industry magazine among the top 100 theaters worldwide. The Morris has been awarded a "Prime Site Award" by Facilities Magazine for several years (voted on by over 10,000 people in the entertainment industry - booking agents, promoters, talent buyers and special event planners.)

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Best place in North Indiana to see/experience a show.

This is the finest, best organized showplace I've been in Northern Indiana. Have attended many shows, (including 5 Celtic Woman) and I highly recommend it. The acoustics are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Syracuse, Indiana
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Syracuse, Indiana
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the finest, best organized showplace I've been in Northern Indiana. Have attended many shows, (including 5 Celtic Woman) and I highly recommend it. The acoustics are great and the staff on board are terrific. Parking is relatively easy. Loved every moment. Keep up the good work!

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we hope you will visit again soon! More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've lived in Southwest Michigan my whole (roughly 30 years) and only recently went to the Morris for the first time this month to see a concert. I had such a great experience I bought tickets to see Wicked two weeks later! There is really no bad seat in the whole place and the tickets for both shows were reasonable... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you Amanda. We hope you will visit again soon! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

More civic is definitely the place to visit. They have very shows going all the time: kid shows, music,plays,musicals, comedies and more. It has recently been renovated and is absolutely gorgeous. There are seats on the main floor,mezzanine,first,second,and third balcony. My favorite seats anywhere the mezzanine. Because I'm short and I can always see. Very acoustically well designed in addition... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for review of the Morris Performing Arts Center. The lottery for $25 tickets was a special that WICKED does for that show. Front entrance lobby doors open one hour prior to show time. The inside doors into the theater seating open 30 minutes prior to show time. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our first trip to this theater was enjoyable. It's a lovely classic, but what gets it a rating of five is its staff. Friendly and helpful, even to the point of going outside to address traffic issues so the audience was sure to get seated on time. Thanks!

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you Skipper Bill. We appreciate our helpful volunteer ushers! More 

Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The theatre is a great size. No bad seat in the house. We went to see Wicked and sat on the main floor. We were towards the back but could see everything on stage and the actors expressions. The seats seemed old and cramped but comfortable. Note a large cup of popcorn was $5.00. Overall we had a wonderful experience.... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Glad to see that you had a wonderful experience at WICKED. More 

Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great production in a beautifully restored theatre. Love to go to the Morris. However, seats are small, rows tight, and not nearly enough restrooms for sold out shows. My friend did not get back to her seat after intermission because of the line. Really looking forward to seeing Straight No Chaser here in December 2016, with seats in the pit!... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you Marsha for your review. The 1920s vaudeville theatres were built to project sound and STRAIGHT NO CHASER will be another great show at The Morris! There are restrooms on all three levels of the theatre; however, when a show with 1500-2000-2500 people attending let's out after a 90-minute first act, all restrooms on every level are very busy.... More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Morris is a nice venue with a lot of history, not too big so you usually can see the performance well from a variety of seats and prices. Staff is always helpful and very friendly. I believe most of the ushers are volunteers. Wicked was fabulous. I had seen it before in Chicago in too large of a venue... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate our volunteer ushers. We agree that WICKED is fabulous!!! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This place is stunning! Every time we are here I am amazed at the work they have done to restore it to its glory. Truly a must see. Acoustics are great seats are comfy and all the volunteers and staff are wonderful.

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you! We agree! The 1920's historic theatre is stunning and the volunteer ushers are appreciated! More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The inside and out of this venue is stunning! The performances and shows they bring in are great for the size of the city they're in. Can't wait to go back!

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coldwater
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Wow what a wonderful place. It is small and quaint for a theater. We loved it but seating was oversold? We had seats 1 and 2 I row m on far right side by doorway to balcony. Row m and L both had seats 123 then 2 blank spaces and then another seat. So 2 guys show up for seats... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We're happy that you enjoyed the Joe Bonamassa concert at the Morris. A seating issue occurred when theater seats were removed to be used as a wheelchair position. (1 wheelchair position = 4 theater seats removed) It can be a challenge to reseat everyone quickly just prior to the start of the concert. We hope you will come to see... More 

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