Performances

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

The schedule varies; you can see current option on the app. You can also get the information at the Visitor’s Center. 

Tickets are required for some shows; they can be ordered only on the day of the show. 

Find out more about the different performances by clicking on the links below.
 
BE AWARE that tickets for The Promise and The Love of the Savior expire 10 minutes before showtime. Please arrive before then or you will need to move to the standby line.
 

"The Promise"

The Promise is a 60-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.

Showtimes:
3:00 PM
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater

"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:
7:00 pm
6:30 Preshow
Location:
Outdoor Stage
Tickets:
No reservations required
Subject to weather cancellation and scheduling changes. Consult the app for daily schedules.

"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. 

"Women of Nauvoo"

Learn about the faithful and strong women of Nauvoo! Approximately 15 min. This program is performed by the Nauvoo Performing Missionaries in the Cultural Hall from June-October, except during the Pageant season, when Pageant cast members offer the show in the Women’s Garden.  Download the app to get the current schedule if you are in town. 

Showtimes:
Variable
Location:
CULTURAL HALL or Women's Garden
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:
Returning in July
Showtimes:
1:30 and 1:45 pm
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. 

Days:
Variable
Showtimes:
Sunday
7:00 PM
Tue, Thur, Sat
no current shows
Location:

Seventies Hall
Tickets:
No Reservations Required, but we may limit capacity

"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 – Saturday
Showtimes:
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
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. 

Days:
Sundays

during performance season
Showtimes:
2:30 pM
4:00 PM
Location:
Visitors' Center

"Hymns of Zion"

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

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
1:00 and 2:30 pm
Location:
Cultural Hall
Tickets:
No reservations required

Restoration Concert

The Nauvoo Brass Band performs a variety of musical numbers from the early days of the Church in this 30 minute concert. 

You can sometimes catch the band playing from a wagon in towns, as well. 

Days:
Tuesday–Sunday
Showtimes:
4:00 PM (Tue–Sat)
1:00 PM (Sun)
Location:
Visitors' Center, East Theater
Tickets:
No Reservations Required

"Carthage Concert"