Nauvoo Pageant

July 6-31, 2021

Nauvoo Pageant

A stirring presentation of the story of Nauvoo, how it came to be, and what it meant to those who lived there in the 1840s. In doing so, the Nauvoo Pageant pays tribute to the Prophet Joseph Smith, commemorates the building of the original Nauvoo Temple, and celebrates universal themes of faith, family, and community.


 Tue, Thu, Sat

(alternates with British Pageant)

Pageant Stage, 8:30 p.m.  

Tickets are NOT required 

British Pageant

Also called “The Truth Will Prevail,” the British Pageant was first performed in Preston, England, and began its run in the United States in 2015.  It chronicles an early Mormon mission to the British Isles that inspired thousands of converts to emigrate to Nauvoo.  


Wed & Fri

(alternates with Nauvoo Pageant) 

Pageant Stage, 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are NOT required 

Procedure For Reserving Pageant Seats


Beginning at 2:00 pm daily, those wishing to reserve seats for THAT NIGHT may go to one of  5 kiosks around the Pageant area to get tape, paper and string. Write your name and number of seats to be reserved on the paper (e.g., Jones 4). Cut the length of string you need to drape across that number of chairs. Search for seats that have not already been reserved and tie or loop the string on chair arms, connecting them together.  Tape the paper with your name and number of seats to the string, NOT TO THE CHAIRS.  If several seats are being reserved, put more than one paper along the string for greater clarity. Please do not move another person's string. 


On any day, you may only reserve seats for that night's performance.


Country Fair

 The Nauvoo Country Fair is a favorite activity for young and young at heart. Guests enjoy 20 different 1840's style games and activities hosted by family cast members dressed in period costumes.

The Country Fair of the Nauvoo Pageant opens at 7:00 pm each evening before the Pageant, which starts at 8:30 pm.  All activities are free of charge - No Tickets Required - No Donations Accepted


Enjoy the thrilling sounds of the highlands as Nauvoo's pipers parade up and down Mulholland Street for the enjoyment of visitors.  They also play in the Country Fair prior to the Nauvoo Pageant and the British Pageant.

Meet pageant core cast members and young performing missionaries in an intimate setting and learn more about events related to Historic Nauvoo as you watch the summer vignettes