Theater and Performing Arts Events

Peoria has been known as a theatre town going back to its roots as an original vaudeville destination when the phrase “WIll it play in Peoria” was first brought into fashion. The phrase has stuck, and performing arts is a mainstay in our social scene today. Locally, you can check out theatre at the acclaimed Corn Stock Theatre or catch a traveling show at the Peoria Civic Center or Five Points in Washington. Small boutique shows take the stage at the Betty Jane Brimmer Center for Performing Arts.
Don’t sleep on our comedy. Thanks to the likes of local legends Richard Pryor and Sam Kinison, comedy remains a staple and thanks to the Jukebox Comedy Club, you can still catch up and comers and industry vets, alike.