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Address: 2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
Phone Number: 601-696-2200
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So worth it!!!

We went to see LeAnn Rimes, as my husband is a huge fan! She is a true talent. Once again I was reminded of what a fabulous acoustics this opera house has. She did a Patsy Cline... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Meridian, Mississippi
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Meridian, Mississippi
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see LeAnn Rimes, as my husband is a huge fan! She is a true talent. Once again I was reminded of what a fabulous acoustics this opera house has. She did a Patsy Cline medley that finished with an acapella ending that was so transcending. Half way through the performance she took off her boots and you... More 

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MS
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautifully restored old opera house built in the late 1800's. We had a wedding rehearsal dinner on the stage and the views looking out over the theater were gorgeous. The stage is large enough to accommodate fairly large groups for dinners and the staff was wonderful. Meridian has a jewel with this theater.

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Thank MsStjimmy
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The MSU Riley Center offers a variety of top level entertainment every season. It is a completely renovated and restored Opera House from the 1800's. One of the most beautiful places I've been. The acoustics are amazing. You won't go wrong coming here to see one of your favorite performers.

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Thank dhcc21
Meridian, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The Riley Center is an absolute gem. The theater is stunningly beautiful and the acoustics are incredible. Artists regularly get "lost" in the sound and beauty and speak to both. Many great vocalists make a point to sing acapella during their shows to show their range and the impressiveness of the acoustics. I highly recommend everyone take an opportunity to... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Have visited the Riley Center many times! The grandeur of this old Opera House is exquisite in nature. With its rich history, one can still experience a concert, theater performance, or attend a convention, and your presence will take you back to the era in which the Opera House was originally built. Absolutely breathtaking!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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129 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The building has beautifully restored and must have been quite spectacular when it was originally built. It would be delightful to see operas performed on its stage again. However, the facility works well as a conference center. As a speaker at a professional conference, I appreciated the helpful IT staff who helped me locate the connector to the projection system,... More 

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Meridian
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Enjoyed the Peppermint Pops, the symphony is wonderful and the opera singer was a pleasant surprise, we had a lovely time.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

A great place to hear a band, or symphony, or watch a play. The only drawback is the seats are small and close together.

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Thank wulfe97
Meridian, Mississippi
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95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Riley Center is truly the jewel in the crown of Meridian. Probably the ONLY jewel. The restoration and renovations are incredible. We have attended concerts, parties, and shows here and have never been disappointed in this venue. If you are in the area, you really should request a tour. It's lovely!

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Lauderdale, MS
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Very neat place to visit. Not a bad seat in the house! Meridian has done a great job re=doing this place.

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