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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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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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WICKED

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Independence, United States
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Rockford, Illinois
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Eugene K
Independence, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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Thank thatawesomemom
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dixon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How lucky are the people of Peoria to have such a beautiful place to have performances of all kinds! My only complaint was the distance I had to walk to get to the theatre from parking lot. I don't use handicapped parking if I can help it(though I have card). Had to stop and catch my breath a couple of... More 

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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the versatility of this facility. We experienced sessions in both the main arena as well as the beautiful theatre. My only suggestion for improvement would be to designate more handicapped spaces for parking in the main lot. I look forward to being able to return to Peoria!

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Germantown Hills, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Always plan to be there early as parking can be a problem. Once inside look for building layout maps on the walls. You'll need to view them for sure.

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Marshall, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We attended the Blake Shelton concert, which was fabulous. The Civic Center staff did a great job managing a large crowd. The only negative concern is the long lines to the restroom. I was unable to go to the restroom all evening due to the ridiculous long lines. This made for a very uncomfortable evening.

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Thank Anne F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had an exhibit held at the Peoria Civic Center and it is easy to get to, parking is inexpensive and you can walk to your hotel and dinner - weather providing. I was impressed with the ease of set up for my booth and the accommodations for lodging and eating downtown Peoria were great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This Venue is very nice and is located around a lot of good food Vnues in Downtown Peoria iL. The River City. A few blocks from the River Front. Good Parkig. On street Handicaped. Parking garage close. Lot to be done hear. Hockey Indoor football. Car shows. Women lifestyle fairs. Very easy on your wallet. Very nice Building. Cry nice... More 

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