Morris Performing Arts Center

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5February 13, 2019This theater is a beautiful example of what a the "theater" was long ago. From the gorgeous, lofty foyer to the gilt and velvet auditorium, it's first class all around. Well worth a visit.Read More
4December 11, 2018Being at the Morris is always a treat! We saw Straight No Chaser, but were a little disappointed. Their music and performance was not as put together as we had expected. It was still very enjoyable...Read More
4December 2, 2018We just went to the Morris to see the Sound of Music. Our seats were in the 2nd balcony to the far right in row K. We were a little aghast at the cost when we purchased them and figured our seats...Read More
Downtown South Bend
211 North Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601

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If you are seeking a unique experience for your next meeting or event, the Leighton Theatre at the Morris Performing Arts Center is just the "ticket." Originally built in 1921 as a vaudeville house, this fully restored historic landmark offers four venues for your event. The Morris/Leighton Theater's comfortable 2,565 seats make the auditorium perfect for lectures, presenting of new products, and key note speakers. The Theater stage can also be utilized as a unique space for banquets accommodating up to 200. The Morris Grand Lobby is the ideal to start any event, accommodating up to 500 people reception style. With its ornate 1920's elegance and natural light that fills the space, your attendees will surely be impressed. Located on the lower level of the Morris Grand Lobby is the Morris Bistro. The Bistro is perfect meeting space for your company and can accommodate 100 - 200 guests in a variety of room set-up styles. The bistro has a drop down 4 ft screen, and built in bar, a unique setting for a truly great event. The Morris Performing Arts Center also includes the elegant Palais Royale Ballroom, able to accommodate 125 to 450 guests for cocktails, dining and dancing.