Resident Users, as described below, shall have first preference regarding booking dates for their proposed seasons. The Resident User season, for calendaring purposes, is defined as beginning June 1st and concluding May 31st. Resident Users will meet annually with the Executive Director of the Morris during the last week of May to discuss holds for the following year’s season with “final holds” to the confirmed by September 30th. To see our entire Tech Packet, click here.
A Qualified Promoter is a promoter who has presented an event at the Morris Performing Arts Center and has satisfied all previous Morris Performing Arts Center contractual agreements -or- a new promoter who has successfully applied for a license to use the Morris Performing Arts Center’s facilities. A new promoter must complete a Morris Performing Arts Center license application and submit it with a fifty dollar ($50) non-refundable application fee. The application fee is for credit reports and background checks. The new promoter becomes a Qualified Promoter when license application has been approved by the Morris Performing Arts Center management.
A Frequent User is an organization or individual who guarantees to present twelve (12) or more ticketed public performances per season (June 1 – May 31). Frequent Users will be afforded special rental fee rates.
A Commercial User is a for-profit company whose primary business is to produce and/or promote touring stage productions, concerts or similar events; also applies to an individual or organization who presents an event and does not meet the requirements of a not-for-profit, frequent, or resident user.
A Not-For-Profit User must also be identified as a Qualified Promoter and posses a current 501(c) federal classification. Local St. Joseph County Not-For-Profit Users may be afforded special rental fee rates. The Not-For-Profit User special rental fee rates are not applicable if the Not-For-Profit User partners or co-promotes with a Commercial Promoter. Said co-promoted rentals shall be negotiated on a case by case basis.
Resident Users are divided into two categories and will be afforded special rental fee rates.
Presenter Category: A Presenting Resident User is a St. Joseph County, State of Indiana not-for-profit organization possessing a 501(c) federal classification. A Presenting Resident User is further identified as being an organization that primarily contracts and presents touring artists/productions. A Presenting Resident User guarantees to present twelve (12) or more ticketed public performances per season (June 1 ‘ May 31).
Producer Category:A Producing Resident User is a St. Joseph County, State of Indiana not-for-profit arts organization possessing a 501(c)3 federal classification. A Producing Resident User is further identified as being an organization that locally produces and guarantees to present eight (8) or more ticketed public performances per season (June 1 ‘ May 31) who have artistic control over its productions and use primarily local or regional talent.
Tentative Date Holds
Only a Qualified Promoter may ‘hold’ dates for potential events. The ‘hold’ must be documented on a Booking/Scheduling Information Report and must include current address and telephone numbers. ‘Holds’ are for a maximum of 30 days. ‘Holds’ may be renewed; however, it is the responsibility of all promoters to notify the Morris Performing Arts Center of any desire to renew or extend an existing ‘hold.’ All ‘hold’ dates may be ‘challenged.’
If a tentative date is ‘held’ by one Qualified Promoter, a second Qualified Promoter may challenge the date by providing the minimum rental deposit. The promoter with the tentative ‘hold’ has 48 hours to provide the minimum rental deposit and confirm the date. The promoter with the tentative ‘hold’ will be notified by phone that the date is being challenged. It is the responsibility of all promoters to keep the Morris Performing Arts Center advised of any changes in their telephone numbers.
When the Morris Performing Arts Center receives a non-refundable rental deposit from a Qualified Promoter and issues a fully executed agreement, the date is confirmed. Confirmed dates have a 21-day booking protection versus similar events as determined by the Executive Director of the Morris. Similar events with different promoters have a 21-day grace period regarding release of tickets for sale to the general public.
A rental deposit is required and must accompany return of signed contract.
All Morris Performing Arts Center Rental Agreements will be issued for a specific day, date, and time(s). All said agreements will include an expiration date and must be returned promptly with the deposit to avoid cancellation of agreement offer and forfeiture of ‘hold’. The standard expiration date shall be ten (10) business days from issuance of agreement offer.
Seating Breakdown by Area
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- ** 20 Wheelchair Positions available on main floor. If used, will reduce total seats available, as each wheelchair position is the equivalent of 4 regular seats.
- Note: A $3.50 Morris Improvement Fee/Surcharge must be included in all advertised ticket prices.
Marketing & Advertising
Located between Chicago, Fort Wayne, Detroit and Indianapolis, the South Bend/Mishawaka Designated Market Area ranks 77th in the nation and 2nd behind Indianapolis in the State of Indiana. The population within a 25 mile radius of South Bend exceeds 500,000 and within a within a 45 minute drive, the population figure approaches a million. A recent Study of this marketing area reported a mean age to be between 18 and 49 with annual retail sales in excess of $8.1 billion.
Along with conventional methods of marketing and advertising, the Morris also utilizes social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ to promote shows, gain interest and boost ticket sales.
WBND-TV 58 ABC and
WMWB Michiana’s WB Channel 5 & the CW
WNIT-TV 34 Public Television
53550 Generations Drive 300 West Jefferson Blvd South Bend, IN 46635 South Bend, IN 46601 574-344-5500 Rachel Wegner 574-674-9648 574-344-5553 FAX WHME-TV 46 Local Service Station WSBT-TV 22 CBS & UPN 61300 Ironwood Road 1301 Douglas Road South Bend, IN 46614 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-291-8200 Jeff Castello 574-233-3141 Julie Harrell 574-291-0930 FAX 574-288-6630 FAX WNDU-TV 16 NBC WSJV-TV 28 FOX 54616 US 31 N 58096 County Road 7 South Bend, IN 46637 Elkhart, IN 46515 574-284-3182 Pat Ladewski 574-679-9758 574-631-1688 FAX 574-522-7609 FAX Indiana Cable Advertising Sales 1001 Hickory Road South Bend, IN 46617 574-282-2505 ext 225 Jon Hart
MNC-FM 95.3 WNSN-FM Sunny 101.5 (Contemporary Lite) (\”The Fan\” Sports Talk) 1301 Douglas Road 237 West Edison Road Mishawaka, IN 46545 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-247-4306 Bob Bucholtz 574-258-5483 bbucholtz@WSBTRadio.com 574-258-0930 FAX WBYT-FM B-100
(Adult Rock, Bob & Tom Show)
237 West Edison Road 237 West Edison Road, Suite 200 Mishawaka, IN 46545 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-258-5483 Madeline Catanzarite 574-258-5483 Lindy Miller 574-291-0930 FAX 574-288-6630 FAX WFRN-FM
(Talk, Adult Lite)
25802 County Road 26 1301 Douglas Road Elkhart, IN 46514 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-674-6626 Rachel Moore or Ed Moore 574-247-4305 Christian Carlson 574-875-6662 FAX 574-289-7382 FAX WHFB-FM
1301 Douglas Road 925 N. 5th Street Mishawaka, IN 46545 Niles, MI 49120 574-247-4305 Christian Carlson 269-683-4343 Marci Taylor 574-289-7382 FAX 269-683-7759 FAX WNDV-FM & AM
(Oldies, Talk, ND Football)
Michiana’s News Channel
WTRC-FM 95.7, WTRC-AM 1340(News/Talk)
3371 West Cleveland Road, Suite 310 237 West Edison Road South Bend, IN 46616 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-257-2346 Pam Homan 574-258-5483 574-631-3653 FAX 574-258-0930 FAX WHPV-FM Pulse
61300 Ironwood Drive 702 Lincolnway West South Bend, IN 46615 South Bend, IN 46619 574-291-8200 Jeff Castello 574-287-4700 574-291-9043 FAX 574-287-2478 FAX WIRX-FM
(Urban and Jazz)
580 East Napier 401 East Colfax Avenue, Suite 300 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 South Bend, IN 46617 269-683-4343 574-233-3429 Tonya Reed 574-233-0580 FAX WNDV-FM U93
(Adult Contemporary/Top 40)
3371 West Cleveland Road, Suite 310 2720 California Road South Bend, IN 46616 Elkhart, IN 46516 574-273-9300 Pam Homan 574-674-9873 Tamara Ashley 574-273-9090 FAX 574-262-5700 FAX WZOW-FM 9707 and 102.3
3371 West Cleveland Road 1301 Douglas Road South Bend, IN 46616 Mishawaka, IN 46545 574-273-9300 Pam Homan 574-247-4306 Laura Boyle 574-993-0008 Cell 574-289-7382 FAX WAUS- FM 90.7
(Western Michigan University)
4160 East Campus Circle Drive 1501 Faunce Student Services Berrien Springs, MI 49104 Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269-470-2944 Wanda Poole 269-387-6301 269-471-7464 FAX Midwest Communications
WVFM 106.5, WKZO 590, WNWN 1560, WFAT 96.5,
WIN 98.5 & 35.5, ESPN 1660
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269-488-3810 Barb Breen 269-345-1435 FAX
SOUTH BEND, IN PLYMOUTH, IN South Bend Tribune Plymouth Pilot News 225 West Colfax Avenue P.O. Box 220 South Bend, IN 46601 Plymouth, IN 46563 574-235-6309 574-936-3101 574-239-2648 FAX PORTAGE, IN Senior Life Michiana Entertainer (St. Joseph And Elkhart Counties) 3311 Willowcreek Road, Suite 169 P.O. Box 188 Portage, IN 46368 Milford, IN 46542-0188 708-691-4356 800-733-4111 219-734-6776 574-658-4701 FAX UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME ROCHESTER, IN The Observer Rochester Sentinel Independent Newspaper Serving 118 East 8th Street, P.O. Box 260 University of Notre Dame & Saint Mary’s College Rochester, IN 46975 Notre Dame, IN 46556 574-223-2111 574-631-5303 574-223-5782 FAX 574-631-6927 FAX Plymouth, IN 46563 574-936-3101 ELKHART, IN The Elkhart Truth KALAMAZOO, MI 421 South 2nd Street Kalamazoo Gazette Elkhart, IN 46516 401 South Burdock Street 574-296-5866 Patty Wittkopp Kalamazoo, MI 49007 574-293-3303 FAX 800-466-4237 Linda Depta 269-388-8406 FAX GOSHEN, IN NILES, MI The Goshen News Leader Publications 114 South Main Street Niles Daily Star Goshen, IN 46526 Edwardsburg Argus 574-533-2151 ext 398 Dowagiac Daily News 217 North 4th Street Niles, MI 49120 LA PORTE, IN 269-687-7722 Rick Kops La Porte Herald Argus 269-683-2175 FAX 701 State Street La Porte, IN 46350-3328 ST. JOSEPH, MI 219-362-2161 Wayne Brewer Herald Palladium 219-362-2166 FAX 3450 Hollywood Road St. Joseph, MI 49085 MICHIGAN CITY, IN 269-429-2400 Melissa Clanton Michigan City News – Dispatch 121 West Michigan Street Michigan City, IN 46360-3274 219-874-7211 219-872-8511 FAX
General Technical Information
Time Zone: Eastern
Physical Address 211 N. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Backstage Contacts Kyle Miller
Director of Facility Operations
Type of Venue Restored 1922 Vaudeville House. Traditional proscenium stage with orchestra seating, main floor, mezzanine and balcony. Capacity Lower Level 1,216 Upper Level 1,284 Optional/Additional Pit Seating 64 Total 2,564 Stage Crew I.A.T.S.E. Local 187