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Peoria Civic Center

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Address: 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602
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The Peoria Civic Center is an SMG-managed facility in Peoria, IL. We are...

The Peoria Civic Center is an SMG-managed facility in Peoria, IL. We are home to Bradley Braves Men's Basketball, concerts, comedians, conventions, Broadway productions, family shows and more!

The Peoria Civic Center is an SMG managed facility in Peoria, IL. The PCC houses an Arena, Theater, Ballroom, Exhibit Hall, Ballroom and flexible meeting space and is home to Bradley University Braves men's basketball, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and Peoria Ballet.

The PCC is your place to be for live entertainment! The PCC hosts concerts, Broadway shows, comedians, family shows, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, meetings, banquets, private parties and more!

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Cinderella

It was my first time at the Peoria Civic Center. It definitely wasn't Broadway but it was a nice venue for Peoria. Will definitely go see more shows here! Was kind of surprised... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Efremov, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time at the Peoria Civic Center. It definitely wasn't Broadway but it was a nice venue for Peoria. Will definitely go see more shows here! Was kind of surprised to pay for parking though.

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Thank Amer1can2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Illinois Music Education Association held it music conference and Honors Jazz Competition here. There theatre was beautiful and well laid out... I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. Great place for meetings and shows. I really enjoyed myself. Parking lots all around the building and close to buildng entrances... didn't have to walk to "east... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the ILMEA music conferance, and it took us awhile to figure out getting around. ( had never been here before ). It hosts hockey games and Bradley University basketball, plus plays and probably many more things. Many volunteers to help you get around and they were all very pleasant. First day we were a bit... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a very good venue for Central Illinois and bats well above the average. Believe it or not, parking is normally easy too with the multi dstory lot across the road. Check it out.

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Thank Chris R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Holds many diffrent venues. Pretty diverse. If your in town, reguardless of what time of the week, check out their schedule.

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We came here to the see the Nutcracker in the Civic Center Theater. Our seats were second row, balcony. We could see and hear everything perfectly! As for the performance, it was wonderful! Can't wait to see this company perform it again. That's a lot coming from me as I was looking forward to this ballet as much as I... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The PCC has good sight lines and sound for concerts. Been going to see concerts and ice hockey games here for a long time. The theater has great sound acoustics for shows also. Parking is cheap for $7 for arena parking lots and across the street for $5.

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Independence, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Came to Peoria for the WICKED performance. Drove 3.5 hours to see this, and not one regret. This is the third time I have seen WICKED and the Civic Center is a fantastic place. The seating and sound was, in my opinion, perfect!! Easy access in and when it was over, quick to exit. Very good time!

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Thank Mary R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We show the show Wicked in the theater area of the civic center. I didn't think there was enough bathroom facilities. And there is no center aisle so having center seats meant walking in front of everyone in between the door and our seats. It was a pain.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I went to a musical in the theater area of the Civic Center and sat in 2nd balcony seats. While those would arguably be the "nosebleed section", I could see the stage GREAT! For me, a big worry is always going to be, "can I fit comfortably in these seats", because i'm a large person. I can assure you that... More 

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