A majestic historical masterpiece, preserved and restored as Central Illinois’ premier venue for theater, music, dance, film and the most cherished of celebrations


The Scottish Rite Theatre is a Central Illinois landmark constructed in 1925. Complete with flying buttresses, stunning stained glass windows, custom wood craftsmanship of the kind that is all too rare today, terrazzo flooring, a massive pipe organ that is original to the building, a working theater with majestic acoustics, and green gargoyles peering out over the Illinois River valley, it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building has more than 10,000 square feet of useable space, theater seating for 900, a full basement kitchen and banquet facility, and parking for more than 130 vehicles. It rests at the corner of Spalding and Perry, at the foot of Peoria’s OSF HealthCare St. Francis Medical Center and a growing medical district.

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With the intent to rebuild and grow the performing arts culture in downtown Peoria (for people of all ages and backgrounds), KDB Group will ensure the impressive architecture, artistry, craft and beauty of the Scottish Rite Cathedral is preserved and maintained with the utmost respect and reverence.

Now booking private events for Fall 2019 through 2020. Get in touch below for details.