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Peoria Civic Center

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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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Easily accessible from garage and Marriott properties via covered walkway

We have seen The Miss You Can Do It Pageant here two years in a row. The balcony offers great views (make sure they are at least one over from the end so the view is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Elgin, Illinois
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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have seen The Miss You Can Do It Pageant here two years in a row. The balcony offers great views (make sure they are at least one over from the end so the view is not obstructed).

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East Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Awesome venue for concerts, monster jams & more. I have seen many concerts, 2 Monster jams & a friends daughters dance recital here.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I used to live in the area of Peoria, Illinois, and have been to Peoria Civic Center, a few times...Over-all, it was decent...Peoria needs more attractions, area-wide. :)

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Peoria, Illinois, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great for IHSA state tournaments, and a lot of good show's come through. The last time I was there was Lopez, and other great comedians were giving a tribute to Richard Pryer with a packed house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Saw the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show. Great concert, venue staff helpful and kind. Sound was messed up during Old Crow, could not understand a thing he sung. But the Avett Brothers were perfect. I think that's on the sound guys not the civic center staff...

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've been to the Civic Center for a number of events. The food is good, the wait staff efficient. The facility is top notch. The banquet rooms are nice with good lighting and sound. There is a fee for parking.

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Forsyth, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The civic center is a nice venue; large but not too big. Parking almost across the street for $5. It is a good place to take in concerts. It is maybe 10 minutes from the Par-A-Dice hotel.

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Central Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had never been in the auditorium of the Civic Center, and the seating was easy to locate and roomy. Typical theater seating, but quite comfortable. Although we were about 2/3 of the way to the back, the floor was angled downward in usual theater style and we still were not too far away. We were staying at the Pere... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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