The Riley Center is a dynamic performing arts center with an educational and conference center.
It is located in historic downtown Meridian and has performances, meeting and conferences. It features a grand opera house with 950 seats, 200 seat studio theater, exhibit hall, and meeting rooms.
The theater features plays, musicals, musical groups, children's programs, ballet, dance, bands, and singers. The conference center is designed for small and large groups. All conference rooms feature audio visual equipment and USB ports. There is a professionally-trained IT staff to help set up conferences and meetings. They help arrange speakers and performances. Many planned meetings have exciting performing arts events. The staff provides a variety of food and beverage options for all events.
The Riley Center has many educational programs for school-age children as well. It offers a number of plays and musical performances for children that last an hour. Shows are reserved in advance by local and regional schools. The center also promotes the study of art through performances and workshops for educators.
The center uses adult and children volunteers to help tear tickets, run the concession stand, usher guests, operate elevators, and work backstage. From live entertainment to a dynamic educational program, the Riley Center offers adults and children a chance to enjoy and learn about the arts. It sells some coffee table books about the history and programs featured at Riley Center as well.
Located in downtown Meridian, the area also features arts, architecture, music, art, theater and music. The Riley Center is a great stop for those that love the arts.