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Morris Performing Arts Center

211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
+1 574-235-9198
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Willie Nelson at the MOAC

Have been to this venue many times. There is convenient street parking as well as a garage... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
indybrad
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Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
Dirty Dancing

The theater is beautiful and the performance was absolutely amazing. I am so glad I got to see... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
pdr2017
,
The Villages, Florida
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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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211 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1202
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+1 574-235-9198
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to this venue many times. There is convenient street parking as well as a garage adjacent to the facility. We sat in the first mezzanine and the seats were fabulous. Great sound beautiful theatre.

Thank indybrad
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your awesome review of the Morris for the Willie Nelson concert!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

The theater is beautiful and the performance was absolutely amazing. I am so glad I got to see Dirty Dancing.

Thank pdr2017
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed Dirty Dancing!

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Very good performance. The graphics in show were really good. The theatre is very pretty and a historical part of South Bend.

Thank lovebeach2
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This is the second time my daughter and I have seen Derek and Julianne Hough, but it's the first time at the Morris. We were seated in the second balcony center stage. It's was a spectacular view, the ushers were very helpful in finding our...More

Thank Andrea B
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Andrea. MOVE was an awesome show and we appreciate our volunteer ushers.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have attended 2 performances at the Morris, the theater itself is absolutely beautiful. BUT, we arrived approximately 35 minutes before curtain time with reserved seat tickets. 2 staff were posted at the 4 exterior doors scanning tickets, this allowed patrons to enter the lobby and...More

Thank joanieanchovy
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The MOVE show held at the Morris 4-20-17 had just opened their tour the previous night at another venue. Opening the doors into the Morris theater seating was delayed by the tour manager because they were delayed in setting up...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've gone to plays all over this country and while I am in South Bend was surprised at the class of this theatre. I've seen one okay there and was mesmerized at the quality of show as well as the atmosphere of this historical place....More

Thank Pearl H
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing review! We were very proud when the Morris received the League of Historic American Theatres "2015 Outstanding Theater Award." The Morris truly is a gem in downtown South Bend!

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Mezzanine seats are what we like best. Ushers are very helpful. Lovely setting for entertaining events. Have seen wonderful shows of different genres there. Sound is good.

Thank Sara W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

You have to see this ornate and historic theater when you are in South Bend. Even if you don't see a show, it's worth a look see. I saw Wicked there with my mother and it was a fabulous experience. The stage has obviously been...More

Thank Anita S
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. The theatre originally opened as the Palace Theatre in 1922 and was designed with many different styles of architecture to give people a feeling as if they were taking a trip to Europe. The Morris and stage completed a...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a beautiful venue but the add on's increase a ticket by about $20. There is the "convenience fee" and the "historical preservation fee" and if you order on line there is another fee. Add these to an already high price of a ticket...More

Thank stichnRN
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. The Morris is a rental facility which promoters rent to present their show. The promoter sets the cost of the base ticket price for their show. The Box Office is a service to promoters to assist in selling tickets for...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have been to concerts, ballets and musicals here. All were great, this is a wonderful venue in downtown South Bend

Thank NatalieSP
Mary S, Operations Manager at Morris Performing Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

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Kim D
Are the mezzanine seats better than orchestra
27 August 2016|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
Everyone has their favorite sections of the theater. Some patrons prefer the main floor, some prefer the mezzanine or balcony area. Please call the Box Office Monday-Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and staff can assist with you... More
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Kim D
Where are the best seats
27 August 2016|
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Response from Mary S | Property representative |
Everyone has their favorite sections of the theater. Some patrons prefer the main floor, some prefer the mezzanine or balcony area. Please call the Box Office Monday-Friday from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and staff can assist with... More
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Amanda E
How tall is the first balcony
23 July 2016|
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Response from bevColdwater | Reviewed this property |
No clue. Big I do know that. Great seats as long as not near handicap seating.
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