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Peoria Civic Center

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Address: 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602-1448
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+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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Center of downtown

We come to the Civic Center quite a bed with Bradley games theater other activities and always have a great time my only drawback would be the parking is a little bit scarce and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Andy H
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since 1996, Carver Arena in the Peoria Civic Center has been the site of the finals of the Illinois High School Association's boys basketball tournament. I was reluctant about the move at first. I always thought the state's premier event should be played at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, first at Huff Gym, then at Assembly Hall. But I... More 

Thank Taylor B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to the Civic Center quite a bed with Bradley games theater other activities and always have a great time my only drawback would be the parking is a little bit scarce and I'm tired of paying five to six dollars to park otherwise good experience all around and has been recently updated

Thank Andy H
Danvers, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to talk to customer service before leaving a poor review, but the managers just seemed to blame each other. The restrooms are very dirty, seats are broken and in overall disrepair and the parking garage was full of homeless people begging for money. Just a poorly managed place. Good luck if you visit here. The best part of... More 

Thank Timothy G
Colona, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was so nice and it was very clean. Everything was spacious. Food was expensive but u got what you paid for

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Efremov, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank Amer1can2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

Thank nataliej484
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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 

Thank babica49
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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.

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.

Thank TRSparenberg
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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