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Address: 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone Number: +1 309-680-3500
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Description: 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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Nice venue for Peoria

We have seen several plays/musicals at the Civic Center. The ticket prices are pretty good and we have always enjoyed them. We try to get seats in the balcony and the seats have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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LaMoille, IL, USA
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Chicago, Illinois
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730 reviews 730 reviews
239 attraction reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The announcement that the Illinois High School Association's signature event, the finals of the boys state basketball tournament, will remain in Peoria for at least another five years was greeted by mixed emotions. Some would like to see the tournament return to Champaign. Others would like to see the two largest classes move to Chicago. But Peoria has survived the... More 

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Coal City, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The staff was very friendly and willing to help, but people control was another issue. The design of the auditorium is flawed--there is no center isle. Thus people step on or over you the entire show. Not fun, will definitely think twice before we return.

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Lincoln, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My wife and I love going to shows and plays but travelling to Chicago or St Louis is not always an option. It is fantastic to have a venue like the Civic Center available for Broadway productions, traveling events, basketball and hockey. There are so many things to be seen there we even take others with us as special presents... More 

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Hanna City, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Civic Center Theater is already bad enough with the tight seating and having no aisles. Then you add drunk people and allow them to bring in more alcoholic beverages. They should not allow ANY beverages in the theater, it is just way to crowded.

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Quincy, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Civic Center definitely needs someone to direct traffic and show you where to park. We were seated on floor and seats were poorly marked and terribly uncomfortable. Concert was great

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Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
36 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Peoria Civic Center is a large multi-purpose venue. There's a large sports arena where the Peoria Rivermen hockey team plays. They put a basketball floor over it for the Bradley University basketball team to play. They also use this locaiton big-name musical acts. For smaller name musical acts and theatre productions, there is a smaller theatre (though still pretty... More 

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LaMoille, IL, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have seen several plays/musicals at the Civic Center. The ticket prices are pretty good and we have always enjoyed them. We try to get seats in the balcony and the seats have always been good. We usually park across the street in the parking garage and the prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always enjoy seeing musicals, concerts, plays at the peoria civic center theater. We feel the Best seats are in first balcony. STOMP was awesome!

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Lincoln, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great time tonight! Found parking nearby and walked to Jim's Steak House. Seats are comfortable. But a bit irritating that there is no center aisle- you have to cross over everyone else in the row if you're in the middle.

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Central Florida, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

People leaving one concert, trying to find their kids and people coming to attend the second concert, didn't make for a smooth transition. It could be handled better. It is a great facility, nicely located.

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