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MSU Riley Center

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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
Great place for music

The Riley Center is a great place to go for music. The opera house is a beautiful place to see... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Meridian, Mississippi
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2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Easy access in and out of the Riley center. Upkept and beautiful building. Have law enforcement on site. Not a lot of parking with it being right on the square but parking garage close. Love the single carousels around the city.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Elegant, intimate, superb acoustics. Stunningly beautiful. Quality of shows has dropped off lately, though.

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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

Thank Crane S
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

Thank lh021349
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.

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 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

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

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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