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Address: 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone Number: 601-696-2200
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Meridian, Mississippi
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Radford, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 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 

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Meridian, Mississippi
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fantastic place to see live music. The theater has been completely redone and is beautiful in the old opera house style.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful restoration of the opera house. Wonderful meeting venue.i used the facility for a conference and it met and exceeded all of my expectations.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We enjoyed this venue for a children's play. The place is very intimate, and as my title suggests, not a bad seat in the house. My only disappointment is the lack of concessions. They offer a variety of music artists and plays throughout the year. We will be returning in the spring for another children's play.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Worth seeing and touring even if you can't make an event. Professional and Big-Name artists all are floored by the sound and the facility itself and state it frequently. Do not miss this while in Meridian!

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Starkville, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A restored opera house with amazing acoustics. Beautiful and all seats are close to the entertainment. A must visit site in Mississippi.

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