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Morris Performing Arts Center

Address: 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: 574-235-9198
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally built in 1922, The...
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally built 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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south bend,in.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Have seen many concerts and shows at the Morris and love fact that there are no bad seats in the house, they have a very good and helpful staff to make sure you have a good time, they also have bar if you need a drink.

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South Bend, Indiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This theater is absolutely gorgeous. It has been restored to its' original glory. As far as seating goes, if you can't get seats in the first half of the floor, then the mezzanine has a better view. I really think any of the seats would be fine. I probably wouldn't recommend the 3rd balcony if you can afford something closer.... More 

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San Diego, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a wonderful historic theatre. The theatre is a smaller intimate feel and you close to the performer! Cons: parking is iffy and the street in the front of the theatre has strange access, it is difficult. The seating is comfortable, the acoustics are wonderful. Drink prices are high, but they are for any event today. The theatre makes... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is an awesome, historic theatre to watch any event! They remodeled it a few years ago and did a fabulous job. The feel of the theatre is amazing, taking you back into the day. The sound is amazing. There's little to none parking at the theatre itself but there are a couple of parking garages within walking distance. If... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I saw Wicked in Chicago and then saw it again when it came to South Bend. Because the Morris is much smaller, you really feel the energy! I got goosebumps on top of goosebumps when Elphaba sang Defying Gravity! For the price difference, South Bend Morris delivers awesome performances. I see no reason to go to Chicago for a show... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed WICKED so much at the Morris! The cost for show tickets, parking, gas, tolls, etc., is more to see see national traveling Broadway shows, concerts, and comedians in Chicago than to see the same shows at the Morris in South Bend. More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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179 reviews 179 reviews
51 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Have seen several shows here and enjoyed them all. Comfortable seating, beautiful historic interior, decent acoustics. Parking is a little sketchy, but not too bad. Will definitely go back. Recommended.

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

We're happy to know that you enjoyed several shows at the Morris! Convenient event parking is available in a lot adjacent to the Morris Center operated by the Downtown South Bend organization, at the public garage on the corner of Main and Colfax, and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel/1st Source Bank Complex. Parking is also available on the streets... More 

Edwardsburg, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful setting for the many and varied shows and performers that are brought to South Bend. Seats are comfortable and the acoustics are good too. Have made good use of an old city landmark. Parking garage nearby as there is not too much on street parking available.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have visited the Morris on many occasions and it is one of my favorite places to see a show. Always clean and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for your positive comments about your experiences at the "MAGNIFICENT" Morris! It's always great to learn that patrons have enjoyed coming to see shows and concerts at the Morris. More 

Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I didn't like the way I was treated at the box office when I purchased tickets. I also didn't like the way I was treated by ushers. No one seemed welcoming just demanding that we hurry up, show our tickets, get seated. Box office people acted like they were doing me a favor in selling me 4 expensive tickets. The... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback on your experience at the MOVE LIVE ON TOUR show. Your comments regarding the box office and ushers will be given to the Box Office Manager and Operations Supervisor of the volunteer ushers. This was a completely sold out and very busy show; however, we want all patrons to have a great experience when they... More 

Destin, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had been here many times for different productions over the years, it is a beautiful theater and the Broadway shows, (Stomp! and Titanic), and comedy acts (Brian Regan), and many others have been either good or very good.

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

We at the Morris are happy that you enjoy coming to see shows! More 

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