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Wharton Center

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Address: 320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
Phone Number: +1 517-353-1982
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Great theater experience

Live theater experiences are superb in Lansing! On MSU campus so parking connects to the theater and food options are close and numerous. Comfortable seating that is close to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 June 2016
Angelica M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Live theater experiences are superb in Lansing! On MSU campus so parking connects to the theater and food options are close and numerous. Comfortable seating that is close to the stage

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Drummond Island, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I went to see Riverdance here with my family. I loved the show. The sound was great, the view was great even though we were fairly high up. The concession stand was good, not much to choose from but still good. Very nice place, we got in and seated fast, didn't have to wait very long and everything seemed to... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We took two grandkids to see Matilda and the play and the venue were both wonderful. All the ushers were so friendly, loved the $5 parking option. Our seats were in the 3rd row, right side and it was so fun to see the kids' faces as they sat mesmerized by the performers.

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Thank MimiandPapa2862
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Broadway Shows at Wharton Center are something to look forward to every year. Our area would not be the same without Wharton Center!

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Thank Joe O
Holt, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We have seen many musicals and plays at the Wharton Center, and the sound and sight lines are teriffic from anywhere in the house. Performances by the Lansing Symphony are scintillating in this venue. We have also enjoyed Jazz performances, as well as an eclectic variety of other shows. Parking is easy with a $5 covered ramp connected to the... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Dr. Wharton was the first African-American president of a major public university. I was an MSU student during his tenure. The Wharton Center is equally ground-breaking. It is a world-class performing arts venue. The seating is excellent! The performances range from Shakespeare to Seinfeld. Throughout the year - even during summer break - there are performances for all ages and... More 

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Thank Patrick L
Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Great shows, easily access- take five bucks for parking. Plenty of great seats. Haven't found a show yet that I've hated! Kids programs and symphony events have been great as well.

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Thank mochach1ca
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have been going to the Wharton for 20+ years and can honestly say we have never been disappointed in any performance we have seen. Highly recommend buying the play series, a great bargain and can capture better seating!

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Thank Shay G
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Wharton Center is truly a great place to take in the arts and culture scene...whether Broadway, Jazz, international, orchestral or discussions, there is something for the entire family. They have a wide repertoire for the public and for MSU students. The architecture, art, and stylings should not be missed.

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Thank Allyn S
Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Wharton Center is truly a gem in our community. Beautiful professional theater with top name shows and acts. Can be expensive but join their e-mail list for last minute sales on non-sold-out shows. Students be sure to claim your student discount! A couple of things to be aware of: There is a large parking structure attached, and it costs... More 

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