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Wharton Center

320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
+1 517-353-1982
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Simply the Best

We have seen many musicals and plays at the Wharton Center, and the sound and sight lines are... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2016
Greg S
,
Holt, Michigan
via mobile
In Memory of President Wharton

Dr. Wharton was the first African-American president of a major public university. I was an MSU... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Patrick L
,
East Lansing, Michigan
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great shows” (6 reviews)
“great venue” (7 reviews)
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320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
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+1 517-353-1982
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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We have seen many musicals and plays at the Wharton Center, and the sound and sight lines are teriffic from anywhere in the house. Performances by the Lansing Symphony are scintillating in this venue. We have also enjoyed Jazz performances, as well as an eclectic...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Dr. Wharton was the first African-American president of a major public university. I was an MSU student during his tenure. The Wharton Center is equally ground-breaking. It is a world-class performing arts venue. The seating is excellent! The performances range from Shakespeare to Seinfeld. Throughout...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Great shows, easily access- take five bucks for parking. Plenty of great seats. Haven't found a show yet that I've hated! Kids programs and symphony events have been great as well.

Thank mochach1ca
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We have been going to the Wharton for 20+ years and can honestly say we have never been disappointed in any performance we have seen. Highly recommend buying the play series, a great bargain and can capture better seating!

Thank Shay G
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Wharton Center is truly a great place to take in the arts and culture scene...whether Broadway, Jazz, international, orchestral or discussions, there is something for the entire family. They have a wide repertoire for the public and for MSU students. The architecture, art, and...More

Thank Allyn S
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Wharton Center is truly a gem in our community. Beautiful professional theater with top name shows and acts. Can be expensive but join their e-mail list for last minute sales on non-sold-out shows. Students be sure to claim your student discount! A couple of...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 13 October 2015

It was packed and people supposed to be let inside 30 minutes before event...but they weren 't. The whole experience when seating and watching performance was great. However prior to the show I felt that they don't open the theater to seat people soon enough....More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I saw Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Phantom of the Opera, and many more. It is a beautiful place with great acoustics. We have been fortunate that we were usually in the middle or front. Lovely place. The only thing I found wrong with it was...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Wharton Center is the main venue for top name performers in Lnsing. The Center gets top name perfomers and traveling troupes (aka Blue Man Group, Prairie Home Companion as well as Itzak Perlman, other classical stars) Wharton has really grown on me and I've come...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 17 August 2015

On the last visit to see Phantom we sat in the first row of the balcony - this was a nice view, but for future visits we will return to our normal floor seats. The balcony was uncomfortably hot. We always park at the Shaw...More

Thank Kay G
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Phillip B
12 October 2015|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
It cost $5.00 for parking. There is an elevator or steps if you are not one the direct level to the center. Very clean and lots of parking.
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