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Morris Performing Arts Center

211 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601
574-235-9198
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Ranked #7 of 27 Attractions in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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... more » 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.) « less
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

LaPorte, Indiana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have seen many concerts and shows at the Morris through the years. This beautiful theatre has been restored and is a real joy to go to. The only bad seats were at a recent concert with Brit Floyd. The speakers on each side of the stage were so big that it blocked part of the view. For most shows... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the Jersey Boys here. It was our first visit and will not be the last. Yes, the seats are somewhat tight, as are airplane seats and most live theatre venues, making me think twice about attending these events, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Every time I go to a live theatre event or concert, I am reminded that... More

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

We're so happy to hear that you enjoy your visits to the MAGNIFICENT Morris Performing Arts Center! The Morris does have some larger seats located on the main floor. Patrons can phone the Box Office directly at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415 to inquire about these seat locations. More

South Bend, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place is beautiful and I have been there many times to see shows like STOMP and Gabriel Iglesias. The place is beautiful and the service and help from staff is excellent! Seats are a little tight, but I always sit between people I know.

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

We're happy to hear that you enjoy your experiences at the Morris! The theater does have some larger seats on the main floor. Patrons can call the Box Office at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415 and staff will be happy to assist with these seat locations. More

South Bend, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Last night 11/02/2013 I visited this center for the first time, to see the earth wind and fire concert. First off''''''If you are taller than 6ft and 'god forbid your weight Is over270-300LB As I am 6-4 and bout 290'''I could not sit down In these very''SMALL"""SMALL''''and very'''TIGHT""TIGHT''''seats...Now'''''''I can understand that there was an remodel done''''and I'm sure the objective... More

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Mary S, Assistant Director - Administration & Marketing at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

The Morris does have different size seats and does have larger seats in the theater to accommodate larger size people. When purchasing tickets, patrons can inquire at the Morris Box Office about the location of larger seats. If there is a seating problem the night of a show such as seat size, view of stage, person seated in row ahead... More

Quogue, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

great venue - easy access - good prices - great shows! The venue is very comfortable, the access by car is very easy and the building is a great venue for a show. The prices are very affordable/reasonable and you can see great performers -- sign up for presale info.

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