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Address: 320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
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Wharton Center

I have been to a few events at the Wharton Center and have always had the same concerns. First, all seats are good however, the rows run the entire with of the seating area and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 11, 2015
EdLobel
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Holt, Michigan, United States
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Holt, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

I have been to a few events at the Wharton Center and have always had the same concerns. First, all seats are good however, the rows run the entire with of the seating area and have no breaks. that means if the row is 50 seats wide and someone is sitting in the middle they have to make their way... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

How amazing is it that a small town like East Lansing has such a wonderful theater! Big name shows appear every season and never disappoint. Highly recommended!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great shows in the past and will continue to be in the future. Enjoy seeing so many folks from all over Michigan coming to productions by auto or bus. bb

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Mason, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Wharton Center is a gem in our community. Found on the MSU campus it offer great shows. They always have at least a couple shows from broadway as well as many other offerings. We have been going to the Wharton Center for years.

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Ada, Mi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited East Lansing to attend a medical school function at the Wharton Center. The venue is on the campus of Michigan State University. Upon arrival we had to find alternate parking because the attached garage was full. After a short hike and finding the correct hall, we were seated in the upper level. The venue was clean and... More 

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Caseville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015

How lucky we are to have this beautiful theater on the campus of Michigan State University! I recently saw a performance of The Phantom of the Opera there and enjoyed every second. The Wharton Center parking ramp can sometimes be congested. If you park in the Shaw St. parking ramp (it is a little walk but usually free admission at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My hubby & I treated ourselves to the show and we weren't disappointed. The venue is very nice, large and easy to drive to. Plenty of leg room between rows. The staff (my guess would be Michigan State Students) were very friendly and helpful. The parking ramp attached was very convenient. We plan on catching another event there soon. PS... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been there for 2 shows, 1 being Tony Bennett. He was awesome and so were the acoustics and ability to see him clearly. The parking is easy as is the exiting. All in all, a great place to see a show.

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have visited the Wharton Center numerous times, for a variety of events, and have never been disappointed. The sight lines are good and the acoustics are excellent. The staff, which includes many students, is helpful and courteous. Parking in the adjacent ramp is especially convenient, although it may take a while to leave after an event. As an added... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The Wharton Center is known for providing the Lansing and surrounding areas with amazing performances. This is the perfect date spot. We saw the I love Lucy Show. The staff was very accommodating from picking up the tickets at the box office, to finding seats. The show was sold out and they remained calm and professional. Thanks for another great... More 

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