Peoria Players Theatre is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) community theatre. We are the nation’s fourth longest continuously-running community theatre, and the longest in the state of Illinois. Peoria Players originated on October 6, 1919 in Peoria, Illinois with a one-act play by Oliphant Down entitled The Maker of Dreams and has been in continuous operation since. It is our continuing goal to provide culturally inclusive live theatrical entertainment to our area, as well as give the many talented individuals in the area a creative outlet and the opportunity to perform and grow in a safe, artistically challenging environment. We typically produce nine shows a year, constantly striving to provide the community – both audiences and performers -- with culturally-enriching material, including new and groundbreaking shows, as well as the traditional favorites. The mission of Peoria Players Theatre is as follows: 1. the promotion and presentation of live theatrical productions; 2. the study of the art of the theater; and 3. the encouragement of original dramatic works among it members.
4300 N. University
Peoria, IL 61614