The Peking Acrobats


March 15, 2023

@ 6:30 PM


Ticket Price = $0

(Tickets are NOT Required)

General Seating


Coming to the Coronado Performing Arts Center

Presented by the Friends of the Coronado


The Peking Acrobats

The Peking Acrobats

Featuring The Shanghai Circus

We are excited to open the doors to Coronado free-of-charge for all to enjoy this world-touring performance of The Peking Acrobats at the Coronado Performing Arts Center!  And, we are thrilled to SHARE this beautiful performance for ALL to enjoy.

The Peking Acrobats free-of-charge evening performance is part of the Friends of the Coronado Reach for the Stars project. In addition to our evening show, 6,000 school children will experience this beautiful performance at multiple matinee performances.   Learn more about the Reach for the Star student outreach project at

The Reach for the Stars performances of the Peking Acrobat are made possible by the following generous support:

  • Brubaker Charitable Trust
  • RCCA-Armer Ahlstrand Endowment
  • Gordy and Mary Ann Smith Endowment
  • Pro Legal Care LLC
  • Stacy Brady – Edward Jones
  • OSF HealthCare
  • Axberg a Division of Black Diamond
  • City of Rockford
  • Winnebago County Chairman's Initiative – County Board Member Angela Fellars
  • Kjellstrom Foundation
  • William Miller Trust
  • Alpine Kiwanis
  • Friends of the Coronado Foundation's individual donors,
  • In-kind - ASM Rockford and WREX

About the Performance 

Daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs...a kaleidoscope of magnificent movement...powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics...amazing displays of contortion, flexibility and control...astonishing foot juggling dexterity...incredible balancing feats showcasing tremendous skill and ability...extraordinary exhibitions of agility and grace...high-tech special effects and all the excitement and festive pageantry creating an atmosphere of a Chinese Carnival!! All of this is just a part of the magnificent show offered by THE PEKING ACROBATS® from the People's Republic of China. Featuring their special guests, THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS™, THE PEKING ACROBATS return to North American soil for their 33rd North American Tour in 2023, the Chinese year of the Rabbit, which is an ancient symbol of hope, prosperity and peace, where they will continue to impress audiences with their unique brand of ancient artistry. 

The mission of the Friends of the Coronado is to champion the historic Coronado Theatre, a time-honored symbol of civic pride, as a performing arts center and community asset for all to use and share. 

The Peking Acrobats


Parking & Transportation

  • Parking prices are determined by ABM and the City of Rockford.
  • We recommend pre-pay parking:
  • View updated parking and transportation information here.

Venue Specifics

  • Guests are strongly recommended to arrive to the venue as early as possible to minimize crowding and lines.
  • Once guests exit the building, they MAY NOT RE-ENTER the building with the same ticket, this includes to smoke. 
  • The Coronado Performing Arts Center is a SMOKE-FREE facility, including electronic cigarettes and vapes. NO smoking allowed on the premises of the venue. 

Photography & Recording

  • NO Photography or Recording Allowed 

Please Leave Your Bags At Home

  • All bags are subject to search upon entry.
  • Guests are encouraged to not bring a bag to reduce contact at entry.
  • With the exception of medical or diaper bags, bags and purses larger than 8.5" x 11" will not be allowed. 
  • Please review our list of prohibited items here.

Concessions & Bars Are Cashless

  • Cash is no longer accepted at concession stands and bars.
  • Debit and major credit cards are accepted, as well as contactless NFC mobile payments (Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc).
  • Guests are able to exchange cash for Visa gift cards at the box office in increments of $25.
  • Merchandise stands are run by the show (not the venue). Some merch stands may accept or require payment via cash.

Please Stay Home If You're Not Feeling Well

  • If you do not feel well or exhibit any symptoms of an illness, we ask that you stay home and do not come to the Coronado PAC.
Friends of the Coronado

Our mission is to champion the historic Coronado Theatre, a time-honored symbol of civic pride, as a performing arts center and community asset for all to use and share. Friends of the Coronado is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


324 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101


Friends of the Coronado Foundation
P.O. Box 1976
Rockford, IL 61110



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