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MSU Riley Center

2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
+1 601-696-2200
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Elegant setting for entertainment

This place is a spectacular historic building that is absolutely gorgeous. They offer fabulous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warren G
Ocean Springs, United States

Always well organized with plenty of Usher's to help locate seats. Artist seem to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
John G
Meridian, Mississippi
via mobile
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“opera house” (19 reviews)
“great venue” (3 reviews)
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2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301-5809
+1 601-696-2200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Warren G
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

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.

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 .

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
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Great show! The music was great! It was fun to hear the stories and people that inspired some of his songs.

Thank monicagraham
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were fortunate to be in Meridian when Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra were performing at the Riley Center operated by Mississippi State University. The concert was fantastic and the venue is phenomenal. This old opera house has been completely restored...More

Thank OldEagle48
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The perfect venue to experience both the Music and the Performer. A small theater with great acoustics. No need for a large screen to bring the Performer close to you. All of the seats are good seats. We enjoyed the concert and the Riley Center...More

Thank Cdbiam
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Riley center hast the best performers and shows. It is always a great time to attend. This is a beautiful restored theater and convention center. Great for rexpceptions and events. It is also used for education events. The local symphony has performances here as well.

1  Thank Littleliz1949
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We hosted an event at the MSU Riley Center and were blown away by the history and picturesque beauty of the building! The MSU Riley Center is even more stunning in person and our teams couldn't get over how great it was to work a...More

1  Thank Zurixx
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I got the tickets for my concert in the mail and in a list of items not allowed it says "cellular phones". Can you really not have them or just not take photos(which I can understand).
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
Cynthia R
What Music does it play?
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.