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Address: 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone Number: 601-696-2200
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Maximum Enjoyment at the Riley Center

Awesome shows, and over time you can "learn" that the best seats are in the top-most section. However, make sure you get the very BOTTOM CENTER row of this top section to make it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Michael S
Meridian, Mississippi
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Meridian, Mississippi
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is one BEAUTIFUL theater and they offer some AMAZING acts! However, if you go, I highly recommend going for the floor seats. Because, while the theater has been newly renovated and looks fantastic by the way, it is a VERY old theater. As a result, the upper floor seats sometimes have a poor view of the stage (you can... More 

Thank Wade H
Meridian, Mississippi
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Awesome shows, and over time you can "learn" that the best seats are in the top-most section. However, make sure you get the very BOTTOM CENTER row of this top section to make it a real memorable visit. That way you will see everything, including times when the specific entertainer walks up the idle among the crown on the bottom... More 

Thank Michael S
Meridian, Mississippi
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I love going to concerts at the Riley Center and go every chance I get! It is so intimate that any seat is a good one. You can be up close and personal with the great recording artists that come each season. For some concerts a delicious pre-concert reception is provided at no extra charge with hot food and drinks.... More 

Thank Interstate20traveler
Meridian, Mississippi
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been to several concerts at the MSU Riley Center and have enjoyed each one. The hall is very charming, comfortable and with great sound. They have first rate entertainers also. I've enjoyed Amy Grant, Chris Botti and more and am looking forward to Christopher Cross in a few weeks. It's one of Mississippi's best attractions and feels like something... More 

Thank TammyW958
Meridian, Mississippi
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wonderful restored theater with an amazing sound system. Rarely does a town the size of Meridian become fortunate enough to have this wonderful facility for live proformances.

Thank Sally Q
Gulfport, Mississippi
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107 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stunning. Just stunning. Find a reason to go and take it all in. This really feels like it's been transplanted from a large city.

Thank JayEss61
Meridian, Mississippi
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This venue is one of the best anywhere--BAR NONE. The restoration is magnificent. At a meet and greet with Hal Holbrook after he performed "Mark Twain", he commented that it's a shame that today's engineers have lost the knowledge of acoustics that architects had in the days before electricity.. I saw Tony Bennett put down his microphone and belt out... More 

Thank Pat R
Radford, Virginia
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100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We held our reunion at the Riley Center. Our class picture was made in the opera house. It is a fantastic facility that has some great artist appearing in concert... From Bonnie Rait to Tony Bennett. As a Mississippi State University grad, I'm really proud to say this is part of our local campus.

Thank HokieDuo
Meridian, Mississippi
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The MSU Riley Center is the renovated Meridian Opera House,and a grand renovation was done. The acoustics are terrific! Seating is very comfortable and easy to access. The shows available are well-received and of varied interests,having many entertainers of world-class fame. We have been to the Center several times,but our favorite visit was to hear Itzak Perlman play with the... More 

Thank TexasRed32505356
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was on a road trip to Florida and planned a stop in Meridian,MS,it was a Thursday and just ate at Weidman's the oldest eating establishment in Mississippi. This is the place to go before you go up the block to the MSU Riley Center. This theater had Buddy Guy in for the evening,a welcomed surprise.My ticket was in parquet... More 

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