People sitting in a dark theatre watching a live performance.

Why You Need to Visit the Morris Performing Arts Center

South Bend, Indiana, has something for every type of traveler! Our area has Notre Dame football for sports fanatics, first-class restaurants for foodies, and the Morris Performing Arts Center for aesthetes. This venue hosts shows and events that range from Broadway classics to stand-up comedy shows. The performing arts center opened in 1922 as the Orpheum Theatre. Since then, it has transformed into the iconic downtown South Bend attraction it is today! 

Your Guide to the Morris Performing Arts Center 

Where Is the Morris Performing Arts Center?

The Morris Performing Arts Center is located less than a mile from the Oliver Inn! Some of our guests enjoy a brisk walk to the venue when the weather is nice, or you can drive and park along the street or in the adjacent parking garage.

What Shows Are at the Morris Performing Arts Center?

The Morris Performing Arts Center has a diverse list of shows and events like symphonies, concerts, and Broadway shows. As far as concerts, this venue welcomes popular headliners like country music star, Cody Jinks. The 2020 season features the highly anticipated performance of The Lion King. Performances of this award-winning musical can be seen March 4th through the 22nd. Don’t miss your chance to experience this theatrical masterpiece! Purchase your tickets online, or call the box office Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Other Things to Do in Downtown South Bend

A show at the Morris Performing Arts Center is a great option for a date night during your trip. Complete your night out with other romantic things to do in South Bend! Some of these include sipping on handcrafted cocktails at local bars or a premier dining experience at our favorite restaurants in South Bend

For a romantic night out in downtown South Bend, we recommend dinner at LaSalle Grill before you head to the show! This upscale American Bistro features outstanding chef-inspired original dishes and exceptional service. If you’re interested in dining at this restaurant, book our LaSalle Grill Dinner Package! This special offer includes a one-night stay in a Queen Suite and a $100 gift certificate toward dinner. 

The Hotel Near the Morris Performing Arts Center 

The Oliver Inn is the best bed and breakfast near the Morris Performing Arts Center! Located within walking distance, our South Bend bed and breakfast boasts comfortable guest rooms, daily breakfast, and the most friendly service in town.

Gertrude's Dressing Room - The Oliver Inn

Consider a stay in Gertrude’s Dressing Room. This popular Inn room features a queen-size bed, luxury sheets, a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, whirlpool tub-for-two, and access to all of our luxurious amenities.  

Check our availability and start planning your trip!