IN 2022 WE WILL CELEBRATE THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.


It’s almost hard to believe that this magical place we all love so much was almost knocked to the ground by a wrecking ball 1959. Thanks to the generosity of Ella Morris, and the mystery sum she paid the owners to purchase the theater, it didn’t happen. Today, we’re on to the next 100 years – the next million patrons and the Neverending Encore that will inspire generations to come.

In anticipation of this incredible milestone, a group of committed volunteers is working with the city of South Bend to raise $30 million that will help ensure the Morris is still a vital part of our community a hundred years from now.