Performances

No Performances Offered During Winter Hours

Between May-October, numerous performers share the story of Nauvoo through historical vignettes, fun family plays, evening variety shows, music, and narrations.

 

Currently, NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and no seats are guaranteed. Large groups (25+) should contact Guest Services on our contact page for help in planning. And smaller groups should check daily schedules at the Visitors’ Center. 

Find out more about the different performances by clicking on the links below.
 
BE AWARE that reservation policies may change as performance season approaches.  Check back often for updates.
 

"The Promise"

The Promise is a 70-minute, fictional tale set in Nauvoo. The city’s growing pains provide the backdrop for a humorous romance or two, along with a message about the power of faith in trying circumstances.

Days:
Tuesday–Saturday

During Performance Season
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
No reservations required

"Sunset By the Mississippi"

Join us for some old-fashioned, toe-tapping fun in this 60-minute variety show performed on the outdoor stage. Weather conditions may impact showtimes and locations. 

Days:
Monday-Saturday
during Performance Season
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Outdoor Stage
Tickets:
No reservations required

"Be Your Own Hero"

This giggle-fest is a favorite among our young visitors, but the positive message is meant for children and adults alike. The performance lasts approximately 40 minutes. 

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Cultural Hall

"Women of Nauvoo"

Learn about the faithful and strong women of Nauvoo! Approximately 15 min.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
CULTURAL HALL
Tickets:
No Reservations Required

"Go Ye Into All the World"

Young performing missionaries present a vignette relating to the missions of the Apostles who traveled from Nauvoo in the 1840s to share the Restored Gospel throughout the world. Approximately 15 min.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Seventies Hall
Tickets:
No Reservations Required​

"Trail of Hope"

Walk down Parley Street toward the Mississippi River and hear inspiring stories from journal entries of the pioneers as they departed Nauvoo for their journey west. Sunday shows will be held on site, weather permitting, and Thursday/Saturday shows will be shared in the Visitors’ Center through the Fall season. 

Days:
Daily
During Performance Season
Showtimes:
Sunday
none currently
Monday-Saturday
none currently
Location:

Seventies Hall
Tickets:
No Reservations Required

"Youth of Zion"

Catch a quick song or fun vignette along Main Street to learn more about the youth of Nauvoo in the 1840s. Short performances last about 15 minutes.

Days:
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
UNDER TREE AT INTERSECTION OF MAIN ST. & KIMBALL ST.
Tickets:
No reservations required

"The Love of the Savior"

The Young Performing Missionaries, with the Nauvoo Brass Band, provide sacred music and the spoken word to honor the Savior, Jesus Christ. Program lasts less than an hour. The performance moves indoors for the Fall. 

Days:
Sundays

during performance season
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Outdoor Stage
Tickets:
No Reservations Required

"Hymns of Zion"

Listen to hymns to learn more about Zion in the 1840s. Short performances last about 15 minutes.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Cultural Hall
Tickets:
No reservations required

"Main Street Melodies​"

Main Street Melodies plays a variety of music, from familiar songs to big band tunes to sacred hymns. They might play from their horse-drawn wagon or be set up along Main Street. About 15 min.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
UNDER TREE AT INTERSECTION OF MAIN ST. & KIMBALL ST.
Tickets:
No Reservations Required

"Carthage Concert"

Catch a quick song or fun vignette along Main Street to learn more about the youth of Nauvoo in the 1840s. Short performances last about 15 minutes.

Days:
Wednesday and Sunday
Showtimes:
none currently
Location:
Carthage Jail, Carthage, IL (30 min from Nauvoo)
Tickets:
No reservations required