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The Lerner Theater

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Address: 410 South Main Street, Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone Number: (574) 293-4469
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Have been to many fundraising events at the Lerner and cannot say enough about the venue! The ambiance is great, feels quaint even though there were 300-400 in attendance. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda H
Elkhart, Indiana
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Elkhart, Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to many fundraising events at the Lerner and cannot say enough about the venue! The ambiance is great, feels quaint even though there were 300-400 in attendance. The food is always AMAZING! It is almost unbelievable to me that on this large scale the catering is outstanding. I mean outstanding! The filet, salmon, appetizers, etc are delightful. We... More 

Thank Linda H
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have attended concerts at the Lerner and would say all seats are good even in the back of the balcony. I also play at this venue with the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra and can say that it is very enjoyable even if the stage is a bit small. A ticket to an event at the Lerner is one of the... More 

Thank RebeccaWElkhart
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Top notch theatre experience. Musicals, bands,rebuilt the original organ and show silent films which we have seen a few times. The people there are very nice and get you were you need to go. They have many different activities every month for people of all ages.

Thank Deanna F
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87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

The physical structure is beautifully appointed. Striving to keep its historical look, the Lerner was built on and renovated about 2009. Now it is THE place to hold special events in downtown Elkhart. The food never disappoints too. The theater venue is comfortable with a fun feel of history. They bring in top flight entertainmenters.

Thank Scott P
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was an excellent play, we went to Chicago to see Dirty Dancing and was very disappointed for being a Broadway play. Fiddler on the roof was do so professionally and the songs were fantastic, everyone in the cast were as good as any Broadway show. We have season tickets to the Learner and drive from Saint Joseph Mi to... More 

Thank nursebob
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

been here several times for concerts. Works out pretty good but I always sit in the balcony because tickets are usually cheaper and You can see better than any of the seats there.

Thank Goofy173
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Since the renovation, the Learner has brought in some amazing shows, concerts and events. The place is stunning. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. My friend even had her wedding upstairs in the ballroom and it was absolutely breathtaking. I love having this place so close! Thank you Learner Theater!

Thank Sofia M
Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautiful setting. A jewel on Elkhart's Main Street. The theater is comfortable. The lobby is gorgeous. The Crystal Ballroom upstairs is beautiful, and flexible. Catering is wonderful, never had a bad meal or poor buffet offereings.

Thank 316LBC316
Elkhart, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The concert last night was great. The Cowsills , Grass Roots , Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay , Association , and the comedy of Flo and Eddie The TURTLES . No bad seats in the house, the sound was great. The Theater looks outstanding the seating is very comfortable with good leg room. This is our 5th concert here and we will... More 

Thank Richard M
Elkhart, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Saw comedy act here. Was impressed with the sumptuousness of the building. Very comfortable seating that is wide enough for someone over 200 lb.

Thank Marsha L

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