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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

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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I've been here for a few events and it's always been good. Good food, nice people, clean. No complaints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great venue. Whether a trade show, wedding, conference or concert, PCC is serves groups well. Parking is easy and reasonable and minutes from great restaurants. Well run, friendly staff .

Thank BPVBTess
Glasford, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to 2 separate events at the Civic Center for banquents, one in the newer side, up the escalator, and the other in the older part of the building. Tables and chairs are always set up very neatly, numbers on table, food service very prompt, salad, food, and desert that has picked by the event person is usually... More 

Thank Sharon C
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We met for 4 days at the Civic Center in Peoria. It was clean and well-maintained. It was not laid out in a manner that was easy to move from one location to another in my opinion. It is handicapped accessible. The staff was helpful in negotiating the facility.

Thank RogerGrace
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here for a few events and it's always been good. Good food, nice people, clean. No complaints.

Thank Andy734
Cleveland, Ohio
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76 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sure that on the day it opened this place celebrated, But over the years it's become tired and worn. I was there for a four-day convention and couldn't wait to get out. On the two days it rained there were literally a hundred buckets catching water that was dripping in from everywhere. The skylight lobby was unbearably hot. Coming... More 

Thank NorthCostGuy
Peoria, Illinois, United States
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are most familiar with theater at the civic center which provides very good acoustic properties in a pleasing setting. Easy to get in and out of, we park free at the Marriott Deck and take the skywalk to the center. We've been to many banquets as well in the nicely appointed banquet room which can be made to accommodate... More 

Thank Bill W
Sycamore, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice venue. Clean. Would be great if they had a better selection for food court. All fast food, snack food. Add a decent salad for people who don't eat burgers, nachos, etc.

Thank Suzbug4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rent this venue annually for a prayer event for our city. They have multiple rooms you can choose from and are very accommodating to your needs. Honestly speaking, they are usually a little on the high side but if you're looking for a top quality venue, look no further! We sometimes run into issues with parking for our event... More 

Thank ShonJon84
Lake Ozark, Missouri
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very substandard for its cost and the impact on the City is terrible. The parking is atrocious, Who planned this place? The staff are at best irritable. Facilities are horrid and dirty, walking into the restrooms you feel like you are about to contract a disease just walking in.

Thank Toddsbc383
South Beloit, Illinois
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful place to see a concert. Just wish there was more parking. But I love the intimacy of the theater.

Thank cubschick1

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