Security Information

The safety and security of our patrons is our top priority. To ensure a safe environment, please plan on arriving at all events with enough time to pass through security lines. If you have questions regarding what time the doors will open, please refer to the individual event pages.  


Please plan to arrive with enough time to pass through the security lines. In accordance with industry standards, the Peoria Civic Center has added security measures to all shows in both the Arena and Theater.  


All bags will be checked upon entering the venue.

Bags must be 13" by 15" by 6"  or smaller.  


The Peoria Civic Center reserves the right to utilize metal detectors or pat down searches if the show requests them. 


If you have questions regarding items necessary to manage a medical condition, please email


The following items are prohibited at the venue:



  • Bags must be 13" by 15" by 6"  or smaller.  (Diaper bags and bags needed for medical equipment/medication will be allowed upon inspection).
  • Backpacks
  • Weapons of Any Type*
  • Banners
  • Illegal substances
  • Outside Food and Beverage
  • Pets / animals**
  • Beach Balls
  • Laser Pointers/pens
  • Video or Audio Recorders
  • Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Unauthorized noisemakers
  • Stadium Seats
  • Fireworks
  • Frisbees
  • Helium Balloons
  • Electronic Cigarettes
  • Flasks
  • Mace
  • Signs larger than 24” x 24”

The Peoria Civic Center management reserves the right to prohibit any item from entering the premises. All patrons and their belongings are subject to search prior to entry and once inside the building. If bring an item that is prohibited into the facility you can throw it away or take it to your car. The Peoria Civic Center will not hold any items. 


*The Peoria Civic Centers definition of weapons includes but is not limited to the following: knives or blades of any length, metal nail files, chains longer than 6 inches not made of precious metals (i.e. platinum, gold or sterling silver), firearms (authentic or replicated, including toys), clubs or extendable batons, any type of chemical irritant spray, stun guns or Tasers, spiked or studded jewelry, brass knuckle or any other item that could likely be used as a weapon or may cause injury if thrown or used improperly.


**Service animals as defined by the American with Disabilities act are welcome.