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Morris Performing Arts Center

211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
+1 574-235-9198
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Great place for any type of show!

I've lived in Southwest Michigan my whole (roughly 30 years) and only recently went to the Morris... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Amanda H
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Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
Fantastic: Acoustically & beautiful

More civic is definitely the place to visit. They have very shows going all the time: kid shows... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
charthestar711
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South Bend, Indiana
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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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211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

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

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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

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...More

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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

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

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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

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

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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

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...More

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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

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

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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 reviewResponded 13 September 2016

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

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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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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...More

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

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...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Relaxing and intimate. Very well maintained. be careful with parking. We parked on the North side and got towed because we were in the parked in (old overflow) private parking.More

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Mary S, Director of Mariketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

We're glad you enjoyed your visit top the Morris except for your car being towed. The parking lots on the north side of the Morris Center are private parking lots. Public parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of Main and Colfax,...More

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