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MSU Riley Center

Opens in 9 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Muppet Panel Talk

Excellent venue. Beautifully renovated and very well cared for. Security on site is a plus. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Beautifully restored theatre in the heart of downtown Meridian

What a great addition to Meridian's activities! A boutique theatre to get up close and personal... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Meridian, Mississippi
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“great sound”(2 reviews)
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2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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
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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
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
Thank lh021349
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

the Riley Center offers awesome entertainment! the room has some of the best acoustic of anywhere I have ever heard. artists from all over marvel at the sound of the room. good parking and seating.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SteveLorrie9811
Reviewed August 8, 2017

A gorgeous old Grand Opera house! Revitalized by a local woman, Margaret, and her husband and staff a few year ago. The history was evident and well preserved. We were there for a Judy Collins concert, but the theater nearly stole the show! Worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PP6363
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Very enjoyable atmosphere with a back in time feeling. A good viewing from most all seating, some better than others. Great sound within and theater workers are very helpful in assisting you with seating. Buying tickets online or in person is easy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bishop1127
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
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