Morris Performing Arts Center

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5August 8, 2018The Morris is a nearly 100-year-old magnificently restored showplace, Once home to vaudeville acts and then movies, the theater now hosts Broadway productions, concerts, comedy acts, etc. The ornate...Read More
5July 28, 2018I experienced a concert at the Morris Performing Arts Center recently and really appreciated the beauty of the venue. The restored architecture in the auditorium and foyer is dazzling and the...Read More
5June 18, 2018My husband bought tickets for Wicked when it played in town. I had never been to The Morris before and d idnt know what to expect. I had a wonderful time and the building is old but we'll taken care...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.