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Wharton Center

320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
(517) 353-1982
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in East Lansing
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Jun 5, 2014
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Okemos, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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737 reviews 737 reviews
147 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
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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Lansing, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We have been going to performances at the Wharton since we moved to Lansing in 2008. With one exception, we have been overwhelmed with the quality of performances that the Wharton Center brings to East Lansing. When we started going to the Wharton, we bought individual tickets to shows, and ended up in the balcony for popular shows or in... More

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Holt, Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My daughters graduation was held here. It was clean, spacious, holds a lot of people and has MSU memorabilia threw out building.

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Okemos, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Wharton Center is such an asset to Michigan State University and the entire Lansing area. The caliber of entertainment presented at the Wharton never ceases to amaze me. I have lived in the Lansing area since 1995 and have attended numerous performances at the Wharton every season. Parking is plentiful, reasonably priced and easy-access. And I always arrive early... More

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Detroit, Michigan
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I am a regular of broadway shows at Wharton Center's Great Hall. It's the exact same road show as you would see in Chicago or Detroit but a fraction of the price. If you are in town and looking for entertainment I highly suggest seeing a show here.

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

In general Wharton Center in East Lansing, Michigan is a good venue with acceptable acoustics. If you want to pay $5 to park, there is an attached ramp, otherwise good luck finding a spot, as the center is located on the campus at Michigan State University, where parking is hard to find, highly monitored by campus police and not conveniently... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wharton has a variety of shows each year from their broadway series. We have enjoyed every one we have attended.

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