Ameren Illinois Broadway Series

The Ameren Illinois Broadway Series brings the best of Broadway to Central Illinois at the Peoria Civic Center theater.  This year is no exception - introducing four great titles for the 2018-2019 season:
Disney’s THE LION KING - 15 shows Oct. 2-13, 2018
STOMP - 2 shows Nov. 27-28, 2018

FINDING NEVERLAND - 2 shows Feb. 2, 2019

RENT - 2 shows April 25-26, 2019




If you don't want to miss a single show of this exciting Ameren Illinois Broadway Series, then season tickets are the perfect choice for you!  When you purchase a season ticket (same seat to every show), you will receive the best seats at the greatest value plus these benefits:

  • 10% discount on Broadway Series ticket prices
  • Priority access to annual seat upgrade
  • Exclusive discounts and presale opportunities
  • Access to the Illinois Eye Care Center VIP Lounge before each show and at intermission
  • Exclusive Key Card to receive discounts to local participating businesses



Can't commit to the entire upcoming Broadway series?  Mini-season tickets allow you to pick TWO shows out of the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series - before they go on sale individually!  Mini-season tickets are available starting July 9, 2018 at 10:00 am. Stop by the Toyota Box Office or call 309-673-3200. The mini-season price will vary depending on the two shows chosen. 



If you have a group of 10+ people coming to the show, buy the tickets together and save!  Group discounts are available for the Ameren Illinois Broadway Series by contacting  Jarod Lukehart at 309-680-3550 or


Individual tickets for each show are available in-person at the Toyota Box Office, online at or by calling 309-673-3200.  Individual tickets will go on sale according to the schedule below:
The Lion King (Oct. 2-13, 2018)  

STOMP (Nov 27-28, 2018) 

Finding Neverland (Feb. 2, 2019)

RENT (April 25-26, 2019) - TICKETS ON SALE NOW




THE LION KING  |  October 2 - 13, 2018

The Season kicks off with Disney’s THE LION KING playing 15 performances, October 2 through October 13, 2018. Giraffes strut.  Birds swoop.  Gazelles leap.  The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant debut at the Peoria Civic Center Theater!


More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.


Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.


There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.


STOMP  |  November 27 - 28, 2018

STOMP returns to Peoria November 27 - 28, 2018. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.



FINDING NEVERLAND  |  February 2, 2019

FINDING NEVERLAND makes its Peoria debut on February 2, 2019 with two shows at 1 pm and 7 pm.  The winner of’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). Sponsored by Avanti's.



RENT  |  April 25 - 26, 2019

RENT is including a Peoria stop on their 20th anniversary tour on April 25 and 26, 2019.  In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.  



The 2018-2019 Ameren Illinois Broadway Series is sponsored by Ameren Illinois. 

Show times and dates are subject to change.

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