Theater and Performing Arts Events

Peoria has been known as a theatre town. Going back to its roots as an original vaudeville destination, the phrase “Will it play in Peoria” was first brought into fashion. The phrase stuck, and performing arts remains a mainstay in our social scene today. Locally, you can see what's going on at the acclaimed Corn Stock Theatre. Catch a traveling show at the Peoria Civic Center or Five Points in Washington. If you're into small boutique shows, see what's taking the stage at the Betty Jane Brimmer Center for Performing Arts.
Don’t sleep on our comedy, either. 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 veterans, alike.