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MSU Riley Center

Opens in 8 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great venue for concerts and special occasions

Love attending a concert or play at this venue. So much history and ambience. Also, have attended... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
rhondad607
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Meridian, Mississippi
Excellent venue

After eating supper at Weidman’s (one block away), we attended the “Symphony Doodah” at the... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2019
Michelle V
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Alabama
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2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

Love attending a concert or play at this venue. So much history and ambience. Also, have attended many functions in their rentable spaces. I chaired a conference there years ago and it was such a pleasure to have the classroom spaces with up to date...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019

After eating supper at Weidman’s (one block away), we attended the “Symphony Doodah” at the beautiful Riley Center. Special guests were Disney characters: Donald Duck, Tinker Bell, Olaf, and Ariel. They were available for free pictures. Local teenagers sang favorites from the films while the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michelle V
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Recently attended the Monterey Jazz show. Tremendously talented musicians in a beautiful venue. Shows at the Riley Center never disappoint!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Excellent venue. Beautifully renovated and very well cared for. Security on site is a plus. We were here on a Saturday so, being located in the business district of downtown Meridian, there wasn't much else going on. Parking would be a little sparse for a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JPWade
Reviewed November 6, 2018

What a great addition to Meridian's activities! A boutique theatre to get up close and personal with performances from the performing artists!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gainescrawford
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Easy access in and out of the Riley center. Upkept and beautiful building. Have law enforcement on site. Not a lot of parking with it being right on the square but parking garage close. Love the single carousels around the city.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahgS8683OP
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Elegant, intimate, superb acoustics. Stunningly beautiful. Quality of shows has dropped off lately, though.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank anonymousdiner2017
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is an old opera house that sat dormant for years and fell into disrepair . Several years ago it was completely restored to its original grandeur and opulence ... it is a wonderful remembrance of the past and is a great music venue...

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank _fastenersrus
Reviewed January 8, 2018

This is a beautifully restored Grand Opera House of the late 1800's, and it is stunning. 25 million of our Federal grant dollars was spent to restore it, so you should at least see it. MSU does no better than an average job at booking...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Crane S
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The Riley Center is a great place to go for music. The opera house is a beautiful place to see without music, but when you add the music, it is outstanding. With only 900 plus seats you are always near the stage. Entertainment is first...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank lh021349
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You can HAVE them, just not have them turned-on. They will not search you UNLESS your phone rings or otherwise becomes a distraction during the performance. I have seen one person's phone light up when they pulled it out... More
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