Morris Performing Arts Center

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Morris Performing Arts Center

Morris Performing Arts Center
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally opened in 1922, The MAGNIFICENT Morris is listed in the National Historic Register and completed a restoration and renovation process in 2000 of the stage house and interior restored to its original vaudeville splendor. The Morris is the HOTTEST TICKET in Northwest Indiana for live entertainment! The theater hosts a wide variety of concerts, national Broadway touring musicals, symphony..., Dance, comedians, children's/family shows, and is home to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Theatre League. The Morris has a seating capacity of 2,564 and is consistently ranked by Pollstar concert industry magazine among the top 100 theaters worldwide. The Morris has been awarded a "Prime Site Award" by Facilities Magazine for several years (voted on by over 10,000 people in the entertainment industry - booking agents, promoters, talent buyers and special event planners.)
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bbdn796
San Francisco, CA53 contributions
Family
We heard a superb performance of the South Bend Symphony at the Morris PAC. The acoustics are wonderful and the symphony and conductor are outstanding. Also the center is beautifully restored. We recommend this experience to everyone!
Written February 10, 2020
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Thank you for commenting on your experience! The Morris opened in 1922 and was built to project sound as back then there were not the speakers systems that are used today.
Written February 11, 2020
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James R M
Saint Joseph, MI436 contributions
Couples
We saw Lion King this afternoon. Wonderful musical with amazing costumes, music, and scenery.
We have been here many times over the years and highly recommend this theater.
Written March 8, 2020
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Ken Riches
South Bend, Indiana, United States47 contributions
Couples
Midwest gem, renovated theatre that gets great shows and great revues. South Bend, though only a city of 100,000, has the reputation of a much larger city. With a Symphony, a Theatre League for broadway shows, and great booking for comedians, musicians, and bands, experience an old style theatre experience. Put on some nice clothes, have a great meal at one of our many downtown restaurants, and see a show -- an experience.
Written January 25, 2018
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Thank you Ken for your great review! We hope you come again soon to experience one of the many concerts and shows hosted by the Morris!
Written January 26, 2018
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Cindy S
2 contributions
Absolutely love this place! Even when it is a full house, it is still not difficult to get around. Beautiful building and nice employees
Written November 3, 2016
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Thank you Cindy! We appreciate our volunteer ushers!
Written November 5, 2016
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Juancho D
Warsaw, IN649 contributions
Couples
Great theatre with restaurants and bars around- makes the experience even better. Parking is convenient close by. Went to see improv show. Do try and get close to stage. Webpage works very well.
Written October 6, 2019
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JustaHoosier
Brownsburg, IN237 contributions
Couples
The Morris is a nearly 100-year-old magnificently restored showplace, Once home to vaudeville acts and then movies, the theater now hosts Broadway productions, concerts, comedy acts, etc. The ornate interior is absolutely splendid and acoustics are very good. When you visit, you really get two shows for the price of one--it's entertaining just looking around at the gorgeous interior.
Written August 8, 2018
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granof03
Fort Wayne, IN270 contributions
Couples
This is a beautiful theatre but I don't agree with the some of the previous reviews about the seating all being great and as typical of older venues, the ladies restroom on the main floor is small ( 8 stalls) for the amount of patrons this theatre holds. The acoustics were good and what I got to see of the play, it was really good. The seats do not have enough of a downward slant (stadium style) for you to see over someone too tall so I spent $74.00 to see the back of someone's head and I didn't find them very comfortable. I would attend this theatre again but next time, we will try the balcony instead of the main floor.
Written March 31, 2018
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Thank you for our review. As you stated, restrooms are located on the main floor (near the Box Office.) Restrooms are also located on the second floor of the Grand Lobby and the newest restroom in the lower level updated in 2011 now has 11 stalls.
Written June 7, 2018
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stichnRN
South Bend, IN36 contributions
Family
This is a beautiful venue but the add on's increase a ticket by about $20. There is the "convenience fee" and the "historical preservation fee" and if you order on line there is another fee. Add these to an already high price of a ticket depending on the performance you want to see and it really adds up!
There is really no bad seat. Even the 3rd balcony has a great view of the stage, but bring your opera glasses for a closer look. The acoustics are great and there is no trouble hearing wherever you sit.
The restoration of this beautiful building is something to see.
Written March 2, 2017
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Thank you for your comments. The Morris is a rental facility which promoters rent to present their show. The promoter sets the cost of the base ticket price for their show. The Box Office is a service to promoters to assist in selling tickets for their shows and this money is transferred to the promoter. The Internet Convenience Fee covers the extra cost of the ticket web site, mailing tickets, etc. Customers have the option to purchase tickets directly at the Morris Box Office Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm to avoid this fee. The Capital Improvement Fund Fee was established to pay major maintenance such as roof repair and upgrades of the theater. The Morris is owned by the City of South Bend and regular daily maintenance is handled by an operating budget granted through the City of South Bend Common Council. Capital improvements are paid by people who attend events at the Morris.
Written June 8, 2017
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Impala guy
Grant, Michigan777 contributions
Couples
Went to the Moody Blues concert earlier this week. Waited for the concert venue to open in a small park across the street from the entrance. Never been here before, not that hard to find. Beautiful place, great seats and a wonderful vibe from nice, friendly staffers. Looked to me like almost all the seats had great sight lines.
Only thing to know is that parking is a block or so away and is not that well marked....just get there early and you will be OK. Signage helping out of towners find parking would make this venue even better!
Written November 4, 2016
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SkipperBill2
Belvidere, IL759 contributions
Couples
Our first trip to this theater was enjoyable. It's a lovely classic, but what gets it a rating of five is its staff. Friendly and helpful, even to the point of going outside to address traffic issues so the audience was sure to get seated on time. Thanks!
Written September 18, 2016
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Thank you Skipper Bill. We appreciate our helpful volunteer ushers!
Written September 20, 2016
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