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MSU Riley Center

2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
+1 601-696-2200
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This is an old opera house that sat dormant for years and fell into disrepair . Several years ago... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
_fastenersrus
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Oxford, Mississippi
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Your tax dollars at work

This is a beautifully restored Grand Opera House of the late 1800's, and it is stunning. 25... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Crane S
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“opera house” (22 reviews)
“great sound” (2 reviews)
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2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
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+1 601-696-2200
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is an old opera house that sat dormant for years and fell into disrepair . Several years ago it was completely restored to its original grandeur and opulence ... it is a wonderful remembrance of the past and is a great music venue...

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a beautifully restored Grand Opera House of the late 1800's, and it is stunning. 25 million of our Federal grant dollars was spent to restore it, so you should at least see it. MSU does no better than an average job at booking...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Riley Center is a great place to go for music. The opera house is a beautiful place to see without music, but when you add the music, it is outstanding. With only 900 plus seats you are always near the stage. Entertainment is first...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 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.

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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

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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 20 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

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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 11 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
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southlover117
21 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
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Cynthia R
9 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.
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