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Address: 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone Number: 601-696-2200
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Old Opera House Restored to Intimate Concert Venue

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Meridian, Mississippi
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35 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 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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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 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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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.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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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.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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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 

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Radford, Virginia
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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.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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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 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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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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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

This venue is perfect! There really isn't a bad seat in the house. The acoustics really are amazing! We have been to several performances here and we are never disappointed in the venue. Most recently my son and I attended the Heart Behind the Music. You could see each artist perfectly. When you factor in traveling time and fuel, if... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are ever in Meridian, try to attend a show at the MSU Riley Center. The restoration of this late 1800's theatre is breathtaking! I had the opportunity to see the theatre in the early 1990's and again around the year 2000, and the restoration job is so beautiful! The seasons provide much variety and great entertainment!

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