The Presidency of the Nauvoo Pageant

Nauvoo Pageant Presidency - President John Ricks (Center) with Counselors Roger Peterson (Left) and Ron Rutowski (Right)

Wishes to invite you to the
2018 Nauvoo and British Pageants
July 10 - Aug 4, 2018

Nauvoo Pageant: Tues, Thurs & Saturday
British Pageant: Wed & Friday

We invite you to come and visit Nauvoo Illinois this summer. Enjoy the many fun and entertaining shows offered by our Senior and Young Performing Missionaries. Come visit the beautiful Nauvoo Temple. We are excited to have the new British Pageant in Nauvoo again this year. This new pageant, along with the wonderful Nauvoo pageant is yet another reason why there has never been a better time to come to Beautiful Nauvoo! We hope to see you there!

The Nauvoo and British Pageants are performed annually in beautiful Nauvoo Illinois. A cast and crew of more than 1,100 volunteers bring early British & Nauvoo history to life in these inspirational musical productions. They tell the stories of early Latter-day Saints in who fled religious persecution from 1839 to 1846.

The pageant scripts are based on actual journal entries and historic records from the 1800's. The Nauvoo and British pageants allow audiences to view the close and continuing relationship between Mormons in the British Isles and the United States. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of these early church members is highlighted in these inspirational productions performed on alternating nights in an intimate outdoor setting.

The Nauvoo Pageant is presented on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings, with the British Pageant on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Pageant's Preshow Celebration and Country Fair begins each night at 7:00 p.m. with pageant performances starting at 8:30 p.m. Events are free of charge with no reservations required.



Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a cast member in the Nauvoo & British Pageants in Nauvoo IL? See "A Day In The Life of a Cast Member" Video Series See Videos


Boys pulling a handcart in the Pageant's Country Fair

Pageant Preshow Celebration


The Pageant's Preshow Celebration & Country Fair is a favorite of pageant guests. Each night at 7:00 PM before the pageant performance begins, guests can experience over 20 activites from the 1840's Nauvoo era. Saw a log, do a round dance, see a puppet show, play stick ball, try a stick pull, walk on stilts, make a quilt, tie a rug, and much, much more. The Pageant performance begins at 8:30 PM, but come to the fair at 7:00 PM so you can enjoy the wonderful activites! See Fair Pictures


Service Projects


The Pageant accepts donations of items used in the Pageant's Preshow Celebration & Country Fair. These items include Whirligigs, Hankie Dolls, Rag Strips and Sock Puppets. These projects work great for Eagle Scout projects, families, church youth or other groups. If you are interested in helping with these items See more information here.


Joseph & Emma in the Nauvoo Pageant


Pageant Pictures


Thousands of pictures have been taken of the Nauvoo & British Pageants over the years. Here are some of our favorites! See Pictures


Travel to Nauvoo


Some pageant guests drive to Nauvoo while others choose to fly to St Louis MO, Des Moines IA, Chicago IL, Moline IL, or other area airports. They then drive the few hundred miles to the Nauvoo area. Some choose to take the train or come by bus. However you get here, we can't wait to see you! See Travel Info


Accommodations in Nauvoo


Nauvoo has a variety of Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Camping and RV options for pageant guests. The Nauvoo Chamber of Commerce highlights places to stay here: See Accomodations


Wagon ride down historic streets of Nauvoo


Historic Home Tours


Nauvoo is one of America’s premier historic communities. Visitors can explore more than 30 historic sites from the 1839-1846 time period. Guides dressed in historic costumes interpret each of the homes and tell wonderful stories from journals of those that lived in Nauvoo in that era. See Historic Sites


Nauvoo Visitors' Center


The first stop to find out everything there is to see in Nauvoo is the Nauvoo Visitors' Center. Many pageant guests call ahead to find out what activities can be reserved. Schedule a wagon or oxcart ride, see "Sunset on the Mississippi" or reserve tickets to one of the other great shows. See Nauvoo Visitors Center Info


Arrival Center next to the beautiful Nauvoo Temple


Nauvoo Temple & Arrival Center


The Nauvoo Temple is the great jewel of Nauvoo. Guests love taking pictures of this sacred building. For those not of the LDS faith, the Arrival Center across the street to the North tells of the temple and the people of historic Nauvoo.

There has never been a better time to visit historic Nauvoo, Illinois. We can't wait to see you there!

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