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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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Great venue!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
DebNobleD
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Holt, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Seeing any professional theater performance is expensive, but we have always had positive experiences at the Wharton Center. If you use their concession stand, prices are high, but completely avoidable for a two hour show. It is difficult to get to the women's bathroom and back to your seat during the 20 minute intermission, but possible.

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The seats are probably 15 inches wide at the most (center to center). If you weigh over 150 pounds (or have a waistline over 32), you will feel cramped. A show over two hours long (no matter how good the performance is), will become tedious. The production my wife and I saw "Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" was very good. Sightlines,... More 

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