This fall, one of the largest development projects in Peoria history comes to an end when an unprecedented cultural campus springs to life. A dozen years of work by thousands of people will culminate in a grand opening unlike any this community has ever seen.
The Peoria Players legacy hearkens back to the vaudeville era, when jazz was king and the cinema was a kind of magic. Nearly a century later, the little theatre that could is a deeply-rooted fixture in the local arts.
Standing tall on its perch overlooking I-74, the castle-like structure at Madison and Spalding cuts an imposing presence. Having long been a popular site for weddings and banquets, the Cornerstone Building is now an emerging arts center.