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Personal Responsibility Statement

Wharton Center prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets. 

Children Policy

Infants and newborns are not permitted. Everyone attending must have a ticket and be able to sit in a seat. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted unless otherwise advertised. Parents will be asked to remove their child/children if they are causing disruptions or are unable to sit quietly. There are monitors on all lobby levels on which the show can be viewed.

Cameras & Recording Devices

Cameras and other recording devices (audio, video and still) are not permitted in the theatre and may be confiscated if used during a performance. If brought into the facility, cameras may be checked at Patron Services located across from Wharton Gifts.

Cell Phone & Personal Electronic Device Policy

The use of cell phones and other electronic devices is strictly prohibited. Cellular phones and other devices can cause distractions to performers and other patrons and will be confiscated. Please turn off all devices.

Late Seating Policy

Every effort is made to start performances at the announced hour unless there is an unavoidable delay. For the consideration of our patrons and performers, anyone arriving while a performance is in progress will be seated only at times designated by the artist and their management. Late arriving patrons may be directed to seats in the rear of the theatre until intermission.

Smoking

Wharton Center is a non-smoking, tobacco-free facility. Michigan State University is a tobacco free campus. 

Tobacco Free MSU

All Ticket Sales Are Final

Refunds, exchanges are not possible. Performances are not canceled and refunds are not provided due to weather conditions.

Ticket Office information and purchasing FAQs

Parking

Please note that all parking ramps and all surface lots are staffed and operated by MSU Parking Services and have different parking fees depending on day and time. If you have comments or suggestions, please contact Parking Services at (517) 353-8440.

Directions & Parking