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Morris Performing Arts Center

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Address: 211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
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The HOTTEST tickets in town are at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Originally...

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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Magnificent Morris!!

We had the pleasure of being in the sold out audience for the Centennial Concert presented by the Notre Dame Glee Club. Our seats were on the main floor and yes, it's true….there... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
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Chicago IL
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had the pleasure of being in the sold out audience for the Centennial Concert presented by the Notre Dame Glee Club. Our seats were on the main floor and yes, it's true….there is not a bad seat in the house! It is an architecturally rich venue and gorgeously decorated.

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MorrisPAC, Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're thrilled that you had a great experience at the Morris Theatre. There are many different styles of architecture in the theater which opened in 1922 as the Palace Theatre. The developer, Jacob Handlesman, wanted to give people a feeling as if they were taking a trip to Europe. The Morris is listed on the... More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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349 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The Morris is a beautiful, elegant venue in South Bend, IN. Whether you are there for a concert or off-Broadway show, you will appreciate the detail of your surroundings. There is a parking garage just a block away, and nice restaurants nearby.

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MorrisPAC, Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're thrilled that you had a great experience at the Morris Theatre. We aim to bring a variety of shows to the Morris so there is something for everyone. We are conveniently located near many great downtown restaurants and there is ample parking available. And for many shows, we also offer Dinner/Show packages in which... More 

Windsor, Canada
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1,622 reviews
743 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

The time I was there the theater was closed as there were no shows at the time due to other festivals in South Bend. Still it's a old historic building with nice architecture and I enjoy taking photos of these old buildings so if you're also interested in that then it may be worth taking a look and right across... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A wonderful venue for concerts, plays, and any kind of performance! Great location to several restaurants in downtown South Bend!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

This theater has some fantastic old world architecture. They hold everything from the South Bend Symphony to Rock Concerts. From Stand up comedy to Broadway shows.

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Mary S, Director of Marketing and Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. There are many different styles of architecture in the theater which opened in 1922 as the Palace Theatre. The developer, Jacob Handlesman, wanted to give people a feeling as if they were taking a trip to Europe. The Morris is listed on the Register for National Historic Places. More 

Granger, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

I took my mom to an Irish Christmas concert and it was fantastic. Historic charm, decent parking, very glamorous in its hey day. Preserved nicely and this is the venue to see great theatre, music and dance. Acoustics are fantastic and seats comfortable. The Morris is a city treasure for generations to come. You must go at least once!

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Mary S, Director of Marketing and Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed the show! The Morris was delighted to host the CELTIC WOMAN "Home for Christmas" show in December 2014, with great Irish music, songs, and dancing! More 

Berne
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We just saw our 3rd production at the Morris. It is an exquisite theater...masterfully preserved to its original beauty and charm. Great seats throughout and the performances are top notch!

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed shows at the MAGNIFICENT MORRIS! Last week we hosted a variety of shows with John Mellencamp opening his SOLD OUT "Plain Spoken" tour 1-21, State Ballet Theatre of Russia presented "Swan Lake" 1-22, and the national Broadway tour of SISTER ACT 1-23 and 1-24. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Second time at this venue and enjoyed another great show and fun evening. If it was not for the rude people behind and beside me holding a conversation through most of the event I would have even enjoyed it better. There is not a bad seat in this place. The seating is comfortable and the sound is nice. Definitely a... More 

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the show! More 

south bend,in.
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Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Have seen many concerts and shows at the Morris and love fact that there are no bad seats in the house, they have a very good and helpful staff to make sure you have a good time, they also have bar if you need a drink.

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Mary S, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this review

Dinner/show ticket packages are offered for many shows at the Morris and feature preferred seating in the theater. Patrons enjoy a delicious dinner in an elegant atmosphere and afterwards are just steps or an elevator ride away from their theater seats. More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This theater is absolutely gorgeous. It has been restored to its' original glory. As far as seating goes, if you can't get seats in the first half of the floor, then the mezzanine has a better view. I really think any of the seats would be fine. I probably wouldn't recommend the 3rd balcony if you can afford something closer.... More 

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