Tour the Morris PAC and Palais Royale as Part of SB150's 'Discover...South Bend' Series, 1/19
To kick off the SB150 "Discover ... South Bend" series, on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Morris Performing Arts Center and Palais Royale will be two of over a dozen different South Bend gems opening their doors for "Discover ... South Bend Landmarks." Both the Morris Performing Arts Center and the Palais Royale are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Guests may enter the Morris Center through the Morris Box Office Lobby doors to attend free guided tours of the Morris Grand Lobby and Palais Royale (ballroom at the Morris Center) on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Morris originally opened in 1922 as the Palace Theatre and was completely restored and renovated in 2000. The MAGNIFICENT Morris is the HOTTEST TICKET in Northwest Indiana for live entertainment! The theater hosts a wide variety of concerts, national Broadway touring musicals, symphony, dance, comedians, and is home to the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Theatre League. Visit the Morris website at www.MorrisCenter.org for a full calendar of events and services.
The Morris has a fixed seating capacity of 2,500 and has been consistently ranked each year since 2000 by Pollstar concert industry magazine among the top 100 theaters worldwide. The Morris was awarded a "Prime Site Award" by Facilities Magazine for 9 consecutive years (2006-2014) (voted on by over 10,000 people in the entertainment industry -- booking agents, promoters, talent buyers and special event planners.) The Morris was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2 consecutive years (2013-2014). The Morris has been voted the South Bend Tribune Readers Choice Award for "Favorite Entertainment/Live Performance Theater" for 12 consecutive years (2003-2014.)
The Palais Royale opened in 1922 and hosted all the major big bands of the day - Duke Ellington, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glen Miller, Guy Lombardo and Cab Calloway. The Palais was THE PLACE for celebrations and gatherings. The ballroom underwent a restoration in 2002 and reopened on New Year's Eve that year with a gala dinner/dance. Today the Palais Royale is South Bend's premier event facility known for outstanding cuisine and superb service. The Palais Royale can accommodate from 125-850 people, depending on the type of event - business functions, weddings, receptions, dances, fundraisers, and community events. Visit the Palais Royale website at www.PalaisRoyale.org for more information.