The 15th Annual Nauvoo Pageant - A Tribute to Joseph Smith

Pageant dates for 2019 are July 9 - August 3, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Nauvoo & British Pageant Application Site. We are now accepting applications for Family Cast and Work Crew for 2019. If you have any issues submitting your application, please send an email to Thank you so much for your willingness to serve in the Nauvoo & British Pageants this coming Summer of 2019. We hope to see you in Nauvoo this coming summer!

Featuring the British Pageant -Truth will Prevail

Nauvoo Pageant presented on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
British Pageant presented on Wednesday and Friday
Performances begin at 8:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to Country Fair activities at 7 p.m.

If you are interested in participating in the pageant's Family Cast please see family cast information page.

Thank you for your interest in the pageants. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The pageants celebrate the legacy of the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Narrated by Parley P. Pratt, the pageant emphasizes the prophetic mission of Joseph Smith and honors the sacrifice, faith and courage of the Saints who gave their all to build a city and a temple to their God.

The British pageant explores events surrounding the beginning of the Church in the British Isles and the impact of the British members' abiding faith and deep love for one another and the Savior.

The pageants are filled with authentic hymns and folksongs, lively dances, and tender moments that share the joy these early Church members found in living Christ's gospel. Through words taken from journals, sermons, and historic records of the period, the pageants invite all to feel the powerful testimonies of these faithful Christians.

Cast Member Forms Page

Once you have been accepted as a cast member, click here to access the Cast Forms Page. On this link, you will find links to all the documents and other materials needed to participate in the Nauvoo & British Pageants. Please note that the password to access this Cast Forms Page will be provided to you upon being accepted as a cast member.

Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast

Nauvoo Core Cast

The Nauvoo Pageant Core Cast consists of over twenty actors, representing historical figures such as Parley P. Pratt and Joseph and Emma Smith who perform live each night for the duration of the pageant. The core cast also presents short historical vignettes during the day and sometimes performs an hour-long presentation of "Our Story Goes On" in selected venues outside Nauvoo.

Core Cast Information

Each year, the LDS Church is seeks for professional-quality actors to fill 20 core cast roles in the annual Nauvoo and British Pageants in Nauvoo, Illinois. There are roles for men and women age 20 through 70, as well as one teenage boy.

When audition dates and procedures have been established and announced, generally in January, this information will be posted here.

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Nauvoo Pageant Family Cast

Participation in the Nauvoo Pageant cast is a missionary experience for families and individuals. Participants will have many opportunities to share the gospel message with audience members and other visitors in Nauvoo while hosting the Country Fair celebration and performing in the pageant. Families and individuals will also have opportunities to strengthen their testimonies of the gospel through rehearsal and performance.

Family Cast Information     Apply for Family Cast

Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew

Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew

The Nauvoo Pageant Work Crew consists of 20 able-bodied single young men, ages 16-25, who serve as site workers and technical support for the pageant. Work crew members will assist with some technical elements of the pageant, including the stage, props, lighting, site, and Country Fair.

Work Crew Information     Apply for Work Crew

Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support

Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support

The Nauvoo Pageant Volunteer Support consists of volunteers (ages 21 and older) who assist with costuming, security/site maintenance, food services, and family support.

Volunteer Support Information     Apply for Volunteer Support

Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band

Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band

The Nauvoo Pageant Bagpipe Band is a significant part of the spirit, missionary efforts, and gospel message of the Nauvoo Pageant. The Bagpipe Band will be involved in many important aspects of the overall pageant experience. Band members will participate in scheduled outreach performances in nearby surrounding communities, pre-vignette performances, Mulholland Street performances, Country Fair activities, and the Nauvoo Pageant Parade leading the guests to the seating area of the pageant.

Bagpipe Band Information    Apply for Bagpipe Band

Nauvoo Pageant Events

The Nauvoo Pageant begins each night at 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday) but there are more events associated with the pageant that are also free for all to see.


Applications for cast and volunteers are accepted from September 1 through October 31 each year. Click to Apply

Nauvoo Pageant Status Confirmed

In a statement issued Saturday, October 27, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed a focus on the home and Sabbath worship, with a desire to simplify programs and reduce the time and resources Church members spend on large productions and annual pageants.

Following an extensive review of existing pageants, Church leaders have determined that most will be phased out or modified: "As it relates to existing pageants, conversations with local Church and community leaders are underway to appropriately end, modify or continue these productions." (

The annual Nauvoo Pageant welcomes tens of thousands of visitors every year to Nauvoo, IL. After the review, Church leaders decided to continue production of the Nauvoo Pageant, including the British Pageant. These summer shows run nightly, Tuesday to Saturday, July 9 through August 3, 2019. More information about the pageant may be found at