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MSU Riley Center

2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
+1 601-696-2200
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awesome experience.

the Riley Center offers awesome entertainment! the room has some of the best acoustic of anywhere... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Absolutely stunning!

A gorgeous old Grand Opera house! Revitalized by a local woman, Margaret, and her husband and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Fort Rucker, Alabama
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
+1 601-696-2200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank SteveLorrie9811
Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank PP6363
Reviewed 8 August 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.

Thank Bishop1127
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This fully restored theater functions for various show, both Broadway and off Broadway. The interior is top notch and very comfortable. Similar to sitting in an old opera house (but new). Parking can be different. Prices are based on what show is touring and varies....More

1  Thank L P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Every time I go to one of the many programs put on at the MSU Riley Center , my mind goes back to through the history of this grand old building, once the Grand Opra House of Meridian it hosted some of the great names...More

1  Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This place is a spectacular historic building that is absolutely gorgeous. They offer fabulous concerts and entertainment. Staff is so helpful and always so organized. This place conveys southern hospitality at every turn! Prices are always reasonable. If you ever have the chance to avail...More

1  Thank Warren G
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Always well organized with plenty of Usher's to help locate seats. Artist seem to enjoy the intimate setting and sound of the MSU Riley Center. A place for locals to see friends and visitors to experience the finer Arts of Meridian. Ticket sales is always...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This ok my 7 yr old to the meridian symphony performance - great performance and atmosphere. The seats are small because this is an old, restored opera house.

1  Thank Tricia L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It has been restored back to its former glory and they have some good entertainment there once in a while .

1  Thank Imaprincessliz
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Recently attended a civic event in the historic Riley Center. Amazed at the beautiful woodwork. Looking forward to attending a concert. Would definitely host a wedding beautifully.

Thank cbestleach
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20 October 2015|
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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
Cynthia R
8 January 2015|
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Response from TexasRed32505356 | Reviewed this property |
We have attended programs of almost any musical genre you might enjoy,from folk to country-western;classical;blues;jazz;even opera.