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Address: 320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
Phone Number: (517) 353-1982
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Beautiful Venue

How lucky we are to have this beautiful theater on the campus of Michigan State University! I recently saw a performance of The Phantom of the Opera there and enjoyed every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

How lucky we are to have this beautiful theater on the campus of Michigan State University! I recently saw a performance of The Phantom of the Opera there and enjoyed every second. The Wharton Center parking ramp can sometimes be congested. If you park in the Shaw St. parking ramp (it is a little walk but usually free admission at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My hubby & I treated ourselves to the show and we weren't disappointed. The venue is very nice, large and easy to drive to. Plenty of leg room between rows. The staff (my guess would be Michigan State Students) were very friendly and helpful. The parking ramp attached was very convenient. We plan on catching another event there soon. PS... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been there for 2 shows, 1 being Tony Bennett. He was awesome and so were the acoustics and ability to see him clearly. The parking is easy as is the exiting. All in all, a great place to see a show.

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have visited the Wharton Center numerous times, for a variety of events, and have never been disappointed. The sight lines are good and the acoustics are excellent. The staff, which includes many students, is helpful and courteous. Parking in the adjacent ramp is especially convenient, although it may take a while to leave after an event. As an added... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Wharton Center is known for providing the Lansing and surrounding areas with amazing performances. This is the perfect date spot. We saw the I love Lucy Show. The staff was very accommodating from picking up the tickets at the box office, to finding seats. The show was sold out and they remained calm and professional. Thanks for another great... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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160 reviews 160 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been to the Wharton Center many times in my close to 20 years living in the area and it is always special. From concerts to broadway plays there simply is no better place to see a show than at Wharton. I love the mid-century modern feel of the place, the comfortable seating, and the unmatched sound from any seat... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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131 reviews 131 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We bought tickets to Alton Brown live way before the event date. We were presently surprised to be right in the front row. Up close and personal! Staff can be a bit odd, we had all the future Kindergarten teachers of america as our hosts. Can I just say I feel for the younger generation? "No photos please, and I... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have seen all sorts of plays, comedy shows and concerts. Great acoustics so you don't miss anything. Entertainment offered is top notch and lots of variety so that the entire community can enjoy the offerings. Good parking too.

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Okemos, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have been going to the Wharton center for over 25 years and have enjoyed so many amazing Broadway musicals. It's a wonderful local venue for the arts to be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a neat place to see a Broadway show, a ballet or any live entertainment. We have attended many shows there and the only thing it is missing is a center aisle. This sometimes makes it hard to get in and out. The last people that arrive always have seats in the middle, so everyone has to get for... More 

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