A performing arts center, a conference center, an educational center, a major downtown restoration project – these are all accurate ways to describe the MSU Riley Center. More than just a stunning facility, the center is a special place for social interaction, enjoying the arts, engaging in lifelong learning, and stimulating community growth and development.
Located in the heart of historic downtown Meridian, the MSU Riley Center opened its doors in September 2006 to offer cultural, artistic, and educational experiences like no other in the region. The multifaceted center attracts 60,000+ visitors to downtown Meridian annually for conferences, meetings, and performances. The center includes a fully restored 1889 grand opera house theater that seats approximately 950, a 200-seat studio theater, and 30,000 square feet of meeting space, including a large exhibit hall, breakout rooms, and boardrooms, all equipped with teleconferencing capabilities and built-in technical features to create the optimal meeting environment.