Frequently Asked Questions
The Peoria Civic Center is located in the heart of downtown Peoria between Jefferson Street (Arena, Box Office), Kumpf Blvd. (Marquee Parking Lot entrance & Exhibit Hall), Monroe Street (Fulton Parking Lot entrance & Theater), and Fulton Street (Fulton Parking Lot entrance & City Hall).
Normal Business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 p.m. The address of the Administration Office is:
Peoria Civic Center
201 S.W. Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
Our general office number is (309) 673-8900.
In the Security office (Open 24 hours a day). You can contact them at (309) 680-3682.
The Peoria Civic Center is owned by the Peoria Civic Center Authority, a seven member board appointed by the mayor. It is privately managed by SMG, a Philadelphia-based private management company and the world leader in the management of public assembly facilities including stadiums, arenas, theaters and exhibition/convention centers. For more information on SMG, please check their website at www.smgworld.com.
Both Theater and Arena are equipped for handicapped seating. Please contact the box office for more information at 309-673-3200.
Group discounts are available for select shows. Please call 309-680-3551 for more information.
Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 10:30 am-5:30 p.m. The Box Office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays unless there is an event or onsale. On event days, the Box Office will be open 2 hours prior to the event. On Saturdays where there is a Rivermen game, the Box Office will open at 2 pm. For more information call 673-3200.
You can reach Ticketmaster Sales in central Illinois at 800-745-3000.
Ticketmaster Customer Service phone number is 800-653-8000.
Yes, we have a 24-Hour Cash machine located outside the new Box Office lobby (off of Jefferson Avenue) and in other various locations throughout the facility.
Take the tickets to the point of purchase for a full refund.
The Peoria Civic Center has two parking lots, one at Fulton & Monroe Streets and the other at Jefferson & Kumpf.
Generally, doors open one hour prior to show time.
Yes, the box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
In order to begin booking your event at the Peoria Civic Center, please call our Director of Convention Sales at 309-680-3517.
Useful Phone Numbers:
Administration (309) 673-8900
Box Office (309) 673-3200
FAX (309) 673-9223
TDD (309) 676-1238
Marketing / Public Relations (309) 680-3504
Audio / Visual Service (309) 680-3675
Telecommunications Department (309) 680-3676
Food & Beverage / Centerplate Catering (309) 680-3300
Security (Open 24 hours a day) (309) 680-3682
Operations (309) 680-3510
Peoria Rivermen (309) 676-1040
Peoria Civic Center
201 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 673-8900 ·(309) 673-9223 fax
The Peoria Civic Center is happy to provide tickets for your fundraiser or auction – when available. To request tickets, please provide the request on letterhead and mail to Annette McMorrow at Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Avenue, Peoria, IL 61602. Please include your contact information - name, address and phone number. You can also fax your request to 309-673-9223 to Annette's attention or email to [email protected]. All ticket donation requests must be received at least three weeks in advance of your event. We will do our best to provide you with event tickets.
Each exhibit hall is equipped with a built in concession stand. Your event manager can arrange for these to be open during your show.
Our exclusive in-house caterer Centerplate, offers catering services for groups ranging from 10 to 4,000 people. You can contact them at (309) 680-3300.
At this time, the Civic Center does not offer Public Skate. However, after some Rivermen games, the public is allowed to "Skate with the Rivermen" as long as they provide their own skates. For more information please contact the Rivermen office at (309) 676-1040.
Birthday/anniversary announcements cannot be made during Arena events. Contact the Rivermen at (309) 676-1040 or Bradley Athletics directly at (309) 677-2682 for announcement guidelines pertaining to their events. Most announcements require a few days notice.
The Peoria Civic Center does not supply nor have access to back-stage passes or meet & greet events. Please contact the artists fan club website for more information.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Peoria Civic Center. Smoking areas are located outside the facility. Signs are posted to assist you.
Professional cameras and video recorders are not permitted. However, some shows will allow non-professional cameras. Call 673-8900 and check before bringing a camera to the building; if they are not permitted at the show, you will be asked to take it back to your vehicle or it will be confiscated. For most events, at the request of the artists and/or sporting leagues, video recorders and flash photography are not permitted.
Patrons may not bring food into the facility. However, concession stands are located throughout the facility with hot dogs, pizza, nachos, soda and more during scheduled events.
Concession Inquiries: Edna Nelter, Centerplate Concessions Manager, 309-680-3351.
Catering Inquiries: Sarah McClernon, Centerplate Director of Catering, 309-680-3300.
Please check our event calendar for the list of updated events.