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Wharton Center

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Address: 320 Wharton Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1318
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+1 517-353-1982

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Seen many shows

Great venue. Easy parking ($5 cash). Good sound and stage. Good variety of shows with both local and broadway, along with world tours.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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247 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue. Easy parking ($5 cash). Good sound and stage. Good variety of shows with both local and broadway, along with world tours.

Thank DGoat
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have been to the Wharton many, many times and each time has been an outstanding experience. This is a beautiful, large theater that accommodates everything form a large performance to an intimate one. On Valentines Day 2017 we saw Jarrod Spector and his wife Kelli Barrett perform their show of love songs. Jarrod is best known for his performance... More 

Thank Al A
East Lansing, Michigan
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice theatre on MSU campus to catch a show. They recently added parking to make it easier to get to. Nothing super fancy, but does what it should.

Thank MSUJason
East Lansing, Michigan
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A great, accessible space to see a play, concert, or host an event. Glad we have such a nice theater locally, drawing in international acts.

Thank Liza P
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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258 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was my first time at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of MSU. It is a large auditorium with a large main floor and balcony. I has no center aisles, like a few other venues I have attended and it makes it quite annoying for someone 45 seats or more over to keep passing in front... More 

Thank WmECamp
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141 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Live theater experiences are superb in Lansing! On MSU campus so parking connects to the theater and food options are close and numerous. Comfortable seating that is close to the stage

1 Thank Angelica M
Drummond Island, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I went to see Riverdance here with my family. I loved the show. The sound was great, the view was great even though we were fairly high up. The concession stand was good, not much to choose from but still good. Very nice place, we got in and seated fast, didn't have to wait very long and everything seemed to... More 

Thank Kezia07
Milford, Michigan
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258 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We took two grandkids to see Matilda and the play and the venue were both wonderful. All the ushers were so friendly, loved the $5 parking option. Our seats were in the 3rd row, right side and it was so fun to see the kids' faces as they sat mesmerized by the performers.

Thank MimiandPapa2862
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Broadway Shows at Wharton Center are something to look forward to every year. Our area would not be the same without Wharton Center!

Thank Joe O
Holt, Michigan
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128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 variety of other shows. Parking is easy with a $5 covered ramp connected to the... More 

Thank Greg S

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